What are the day to day operations of this route?
To summarize, you will deliver product to existing accounts that include grocery stores and cash accounts usually starting in the morning hours. Your responsibilities will include the following: evaluating and creating an order of product needed for the shelf, pull the order from your inventory, receive the order through the back door, and then fill the order to the shelf. After servicing your accounts for the day you will proceed to the warehouse to pick up additional product for deliveries the following day.
What are the current average sales and gross income for this route?
Currently this route averages $6,199 in weekly sales, and grosses $64,474 per year in commission. Income documentation will be provided to all serious buyers.
How do I get paid?
As an independent distributor you are paid by commission. This route currently receives an average of 20% of its gross weekly sales of $6,199 ($1,240 per week) in Gross revenue.
How much can I make?
$1,240 per week is the routes weekly average! This number can be increased, by supporting the company’s promotions and up selling within your designated territory. Route values can also be increased by new accounts opening, new product lines being added, and simple inflation.
Can I finance the route?
There is no seller financing for this route, and unfortunately banks will NOT write business loans against route based businesses for several reasons. However if you need money, you can review additional Financing Options Here.
What are my expenses and overhead?
Expenses include, but are not limited to: route payment (if you finance), fuel, stale or damaged product, vehicle maintenance, handheld computer, warehouse, and insurance (Note: route payments vary for each distributor, depending on how much money you put down verses how much you finance). The current owner estimates $375 per week in expenses/overhead or $19,492 per year.
What type of insurance do I need?
Typically a single owner operator of a route distributorship will need commercial insurance for their delivery vehicle and business liability insurance. Owners with multiple employees will need a multiple vehicle policy and worker’s compensation. Routes For Sale now offers discounts on insurance! Through our size and volume, we have partnered with some of the largest insurance brokers in the nation to offer the best rates. Request Your Free Insurance Quote Here.
What type of vehicle do I need?
The current owner services the route using a 1999 Ford E350 16′ Box Truck (225,000 miles) that is included in the purchase. Common delivery vehicles used for this type of business are box trucks or trailers. When considering an additional truck purchase, Routes For Sale recommends MAG Trucks.
What is the Gross vs the Net income?
The gross income for the route is $64,474 per year, minus your above mentioned expenses of $19,492 per year gives you an estimated $44,982 in net income or cash flow.
How does the selling price of the route get determined?
All route sales are determined by a ratio based on a weekly sales average. The selling price of this route is $75,000 based on a weekly sales average of $6,199; you come up with a selling ratio of 12.1:1.
Do I have to pay for inventory or purchase product up front?
No, you do not have any out of pocket expenses when purchasing your inventory. You are however responsible for any inventory that cannot be accounted for through your sales. As long as you run the business as it is designed to operate, you will not have any out of pocket expenses or losses.
Who is responsible for damaged or out of date product?
You are responsible for stale or damaged product. In some cases, depending on the item, Better Made will reimburse you.
Do I have to sign a contract?
Yes, as an independent distributor you sign a service agreement to represent Better Made. In turn the company agrees to promote and assist you in growing your business. The contract is to protect both the company and its distributors.
Why is the distributor selling?
Owner is pursuing other business opportunities.
How many accounts does the route have and where is the warehouse located?
Currently there are 50 accounts including grocery stores, markets, liquor stores, restaurants, retail stores, a college, and convenience stores. Location of accounts and warehouse will be disclosed upon execution of an NDA.
Do I get paid full commission when something goes on sale?
When the company discounts an item for store promotions, you are paid full commission on the discounted selling price.
How long has the seller owned the business?
The current owner has owned this route and territory for 3 years.
How many days a week, and what hours do distributors work?
Distributor work 5 days a week, 4am – 12pm, taking Wednesday and Sunday off.
What about vacation time or personal days?
As an independent distributor/business owner you are responsible for servicing the route. It is our recommendation that you hire or train someone for additional time needed off. Additionally there are previous distributors for hire that are familiar with route distributorship type businesses.
What is required in order to qualify for purchase?
Typically, most company routes or distributorships will require you to attend an interview for approval from the company, background check, and in most cases require the buyer to form some type of entity such as an LLC or Corporation. This not only protects the company, but also ensures protection of your business. If you need help forming this, we recommend that you Form A Corporation Here.
What else should I know?
Better Made distributorships have been expanding and deliver many well-known name brand products such as potato chips, popcorn, pretzels, jerky, pork rinds and much more! Routes are recession proof, and located in a solid, stable, productive area. Better Made routes currently offer large territories for expansion and growth opportunities! Don’t hesitate on this one! Priced to sell at $75,000! Contact Us About This Route Here!