What are the day to day operations of this route?
To summarize, you will deliver product to existing accounts that include grocery stores 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.
What are the current average sales for this route distributorship?
Currently this route averages $2,983 in weekly sales, and grosses $47,774 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 30.8% of its gross weekly sales of $2,983 ($919 per week).
How much can I make?
$919 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?
The seller will finance up to $20,000. Terms to be discussed. Need more? 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, vehicle maintenance, stale product, 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 $237 per week in expenses/overhead or $12,300 per year (Note: Expenses represent a cash purchase and do not account for finance payments if requiring a loan to purchase).
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?
There is no vehicle included in the purchase. Common delivery vehicles used for this type of business are box trucks or trailers. When considering a truck purchase, Routes For Sale recommends MAG Trucks.
What is the Gross vs the Net income?
The gross income for the route is $47,774 per year, minus your above mentioned expenses of $12,300 per year gives you an estimated $35,474 in net income or cash flow.
Who is responsible for damaged or out of date product?
No stale allowance is given. However you are credited for damaged product you receive from the company.
Do I have to sign a contract?
Yes, as a distributor you sign a contract to represent Herr’s. The contract is to protect both the company and its distributors.
Why is the distributor selling?
The owner is focusing on other ventures.
How many accounts does the route have?
Currently there are approximately 7 accounts that include popular convenience stores. The location of the accounts and warehouse will be disclosed upon execution of a Non Disclosure Agreement.
How often does the business receive deliveries?
The company delivers product once per week.
How long has the seller owned the business?
The seller has owned this route for 13 years.
How many days a week, and what hours do distributors work?
The current owner works 4 days a week, approximately 28 hours a week. Days off vary.
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?
Unique, and rare opportunity, with huge growth potential. Priced to sell at $49,000. Some seller financing available. Contact Us About This Route Here!