What are the day to day operations of this route?
To summarize, distributors start their day by the bakeries delivering the bread to the warehouse and the drivers sort and deliver the bread to existing accounts that include restaurants and delis usually starting in the evening hours. Responsibilities will include the following: receiving orders from customers, ordering product from the bakeries, delivering product to customers, and general bookkeeping.
What are the current average sales for this route?
Currently this route averages $4,031 per week in sales. 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 44% of its gross yearly sales of $209,612, or weekly $4,031 ($1,800 per week).
How much can I make?
$1,800 per week is the routes weekly average, or $93,609 per year! There is plenty of room for growth! Route value can be increased by adding new accounts, new accounts opening, new product lines, and simple inflation.
Can I finance the route?
There is no seller financing. If financing is needed you can review additional Financing Options Here.
What are my expenses and overhead?
Expenses include, but are not limited to: fuel, vehicle maintenance, miscellaneous expenses, and insurance. The current owner estimates $185 per week or $9,620 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 the route with a 2013 Chevy 3500 Box Truck (225k 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 $93,609 per year, minus your $9,620 yearly expenses as mentioned above gives you the net of $83,989 per year!
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 $135,000 based on a weekly sales average of $4,031; you come up with a selling ratio of approximately 33.5:1.
Do I have to pay for inventory or purchase product up front?
The business requires you to purchase product at wholesale from existing bakery suppliers.
Why is the distributor selling?
Seller is retiring.
How many accounts does the route have and where is the warehouse located?
Currently there are 29 accounts that include restaurants and delis. Location of accounts and warehouse will be disclosed upon execution of an NDA.
How long has the business been established?
The seller has owned the business for 36 years.
How many days a week, and what hours do distributors work?
Distributor work 6 nights a week, taking Saturday’s off. Hours on average are 7:30 pm to 1:00/2:00 am.
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.
What is required in order to qualify for purchase?
This route will be sold directly through the owner, so no company interview required! It is recommended to form some type of entity such as an LLC or Corporation to protect your business. If you need help forming this, we recommend that you Form A Corporation Here.
What else should I know?
Independent Bread Distribution routes distribute bread, bagels and rolls for independent bakeries! Don’t hesitate on this one! Large service area with plenty of growth opportunity! Priced to sell at $135,000! 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 Independent Bread Routes Here!