What are the day to day operations of this route?
To summarize, you will deliver product to existing accounts that include grocery stores and restaurants, usually starting in the morning hours. Your responsibilities will include the following: evaluating and creating an order of product needed, pull the order from your inventory and deliver the product.
What are the current average sales for this route?
Currently this route averages $5,988 per week in sales or $311,392 per year. Documentation will be provided to all serious buyers. This number can be increased, by up selling within your designated territory, soliciting new accounts. Route values can also be increased by new stores opening, new product lines being added, and simple inflation.
How do I get paid?
As an independent distributor you purchase product at wholesale cost and sell it to your customer base with a mark-up. This route currently receives an average profit margin of 20%.
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. You can review additional Financing Options Here.
What are my expenses and overhead?
Expenses include, but are not limited to: fuel, vehicle repair, handheld computers, and insurance. The current owner estimates $220 per week or $11,420 per year in expenses/overhead.
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 workers’ 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?
There is no vehicle included in the purchase. Common delivery vehicles used for this type of business are step vans, box trucks and cargo trailers. When considering purchasing a truck, Routes For Sale recommends MAG Trucks.
What is the Gross vs the Net income?
The gross sales for the route are $62,278 per year, minus your $11,420 estimated yearly expenses as mentioned above gives you the net of $50,858 per year!
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.
Do I have to sign a contract?
Yes, as an independent distributor you sign a service agreement to represent Dietz and Watson. 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?
The seller is retiring.
How many accounts does the route have and where is the warehouse located?
The route consists of 24 accounts including grocery stores, delis, markets and restaurants. The locations of the accounts and the warehouse will be disclosed upon execution of a signed Non Disclosure Agreement.
How long has the seller owned the business?
Current owner has owned the route for 2 1/2 years.
How many days a week, and what hours do distributors work?
Current owner services accounts on Wednesdays and Thursdays each week.
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, you can network and hire distributors with previous route experience at RouteReliefDrivers.com. Route Relief Drivers is a nationwide network that allows independent route distributors and vacation relief drivers to connect with each other. Each party negotiates its own terms and compensation.
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 form an 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?
The company continues to be aggressive promoting growth and adding new product lines. Large route with endless potential! Hesitate on this one and it will be gone! Priced to sell quickly at $99,000! Contact Us About This Route Here!
How can I learn more about these type of routes?
For additional Consulting Services with one of our route specialists Request A Consultation Here.