What is the current yearly gross for this route?
Currently this route grosses $312,000 per year. Income documentation will be provided to all serious buyers.
How do I get paid?
As an independent distributor you are paid per stop, per package, and through bonuses.
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: fuel, repairs, payroll, and insurance (Note: business payments vary for each owner, depending on how much money you put down verses how much you finance). The current owner estimates $222,000 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 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 runs this business with 4 vehicles, a 2007 Freightliner MT-45, 2004 Freitliner P-1000, 2011 Chevy Express 2500 Cargo Van, and a 2009 Workhorse P-700 that are included with the route. All 4 vehicles have an assumable lease and payments have already been deducted from the cash flow. Total estimated value for all the vehicles is $70,000. When considering an additional truck purchase, Routes For Sale recommends MAG Trucks.
Does the company provide a fuel incentive?
Yes, FedEx provides a fuel supplement based on current prices.
What is the Gross vs the Net income?
The gross income for the route is $312,000 per year, minus $222,000 estimated yearly expenses as mentioned above gives you the net of $90,000 per year as just an owner!
How does the selling price of the route get determined?
All FedEx routes determine the selling price of their route by using a 2 multiple of their yearly cash flow/net income, plus assets. In most cases this equates to 1 year of the gross revenue. This route is under priced!
What are the company requirements?
FedEx requires a third party background check, you must have no felonies and a decent driving record. Additionally 1 year of driving experience of a similar delivery vehicle you intend to drive within the last 3 years, or 5 years within the last 10 years if operating as an owner/driver of the business. If you do not meet these requirements, owners can now bypass the required experience by taking an approved FedEx course to qualify as drivers. Owners do not need to meet this requirement if they don’t intend to drive.
Do I have to sign a contract?
Yes, as an independent distributor you sign a service agreement to represent FedEx. The contract is to protect both the company and its distributors.
Is this a viable business model for growth?
Yes! Route values can be increased by new account openings, and additional growth in the area. FedEx uses sales reps to expand and develop the routes. In fact CNBC recently did a documentary called “Inside The Package Wars” showing the growth over the years of FedEx and it’s competitor UPS. View The Video Here.
Why is the distributor selling?
Owner is relocating out of state.
Where is the Terminal/pickup location?
Located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
How long has the business been established?
The current seller has owned the business for 1 year. Routes have been established through FedEx for many years prior.
How many stops does the route driver do a day?
Routes average 90-100 stops per day and work an average of 9-10 hours.
How many days a week, and what hours do distributors work?
Owner work 5 days a week Monday through Friday with Saturday and Sunday’s off. On average 3 hours per day.
What about vacation time or personal days?
As an independent distributor/business owner you are responsible for the route being serviced. Terminal will provide vacation time for up to 1 week per year if needed for full time drivers. Additionally there are currently independent drivers who have FedEx experience that can cover for time needed off.
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?
The transportation industry has a long history of working successfully with independent contractors, and it’s no different at FedEx Ground. FedEx Ground has enjoyed a successful working relationship with independent contractors for nearly 25 years. FedEx Ground includes commercial accounts, home delivery, and are in demand! Turnkey!!! Start making money from day one by simply managing this business as the owner and net $90k a year! Owner has additional Home Delivery Routes available for sale if you wish to add to this business! Priced to sell at $150,000! Contact Us About This Route Here!
How can I learn more about these type of routes?
In order to provide New Buyers with as much information as possible we have put together a quick overview of the industry. Learn More About FedEx Routes Here! For additional Consulting Services with one of our FedEx route specialists Request A Consultation Here!