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.
What are the current average sales and gross income for this route?
Currently this route averages $4,647 in weekly sales and nets $43,051 per year. Income documentation will be provided to all serious buyers.
How do I get paid?
As an independent operator you make money by purchasing product at wholesale cost and selling it to your customer base.
How much can I make?
$4,647 per week is the routes weekly average! This number can be increased by new accounts opening, new product lines being added, and simple inflation.
Can I finance the route?
Need Money? You can review additional Financing Options Here.
What are my expenses and overhead?
Expenses include, but are not limited to: product cost, stale or damaged product, vehicle maintenance, gas, and insurance. The above cash flow represents the profit after an estimated $198,598 in operating cost and expenses are subtracted.
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 2003 Ford V-10 14′ Utilimaster Step Van (160,000 miles) that is included in the purchase. Estimated value is between $10,000 – $15,000. 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 $241,649 per year, minus your above mentioned expenses of $198,598 per year gives you an estimated $43,051 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 $60,000 based on a weekly sales average of $4,647; you come up with a selling ratio of approximately 12.9:1.
Do I have to pay for inventory or purchase product up front?
Yes, the business requires you to purchase product at wholesale through your supplier.
Who is responsible for damaged or out of date product?
You are responsible for stale or damaged product.
Why is the distributor selling?
Owner is retiring.
How many accounts does the route have and where is the warehouse located?
Currently there are 85 accounts that include convenience stores and cash accounts. The location of the accounts will be disclosed upon execution of a Non Disclosure Agreement.
How long has the seller owned the business?
The current owner has owned this route and territory for 50 years.
How many days a week, and what hours do distributors work?
Owner works 4 days per week, from 7am to 5pm, to service the accounts. The current owner takes Friday, Saturday, and Sunday off. Hours and days are flexible and can be customized to each individuals needs.
What about vacation time or personal days?
As an independent distributor/business owner you are responsible for servicing the route. In most cases there is a qualified “go to” person who is familiar with the company’s routes through networking with other distributors. Another option is to hire or train someone for additional 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?
Unlimited growth opportunity! Routes are recession proof, and located in a solid, stable, productive area. Don’t hesitate on this one! Priced to sell at $60,000! Contact Us About This Route Here!