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: Evaluate 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?
Currently this route averages $13,512 per week or $702,624 per year 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 25% of its gross weekly sales of $13,512; $3,378 per week.
How much can I make?
$3,378 per week is the routes weekly average or $175,656 gross per year! 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 stores opening, new product lines being added and simple inflation.
Can I finance the route?
Third-party related financing may be available assuming buyer meets the lending criteria. As of December 2021, term lengths for 3 / 5 / 7/ 10 years are available. Interest rates are set by the lender and conducive with the market. All routes require a down payment at minimum of 10-15%. This required amount would need to be paid prior to closing. This information, and the terms of the route loan program, is subject to change.
What are my expenses and overhead?
Expenses include but are not limited to: (route payment if you finance), fuel, vehicle maintenance, handheld computer, and insurance (Note: route payments vary for each distributor, depending on how much money you put down verses how much you finance through the company). The current owner estimates $234 per week or $12,168 per year in operating expenses (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?
Included in the purchase is a 2012 Ford Utilimaster Step Van. 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 $175,656 per year, minus your yearly expenses of $12,168 as mentioned above gives you a net of $163,488 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 $660,000 based on a weekly sales average of $13,512; you come up with a selling ratio of 48.8:1.
Do I have to sign a contract?
Yes, as an independent distributor you sign a contract to represent Pepperidge Farm. The contract is to protect both the company and its distributors.
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.
Who is responsible for damaged or out of date product
Pepperidge Farm offers an allowance for stale and damaged product. HUGE!
Why is the distributor selling?
Owner has another full-time career.
How many accounts does the route have and where is the warehouse located??
Currently there are 21 grocery store accounts plus cash accounts. The location of the accounts and warehouse will be disclosed upon execution of a Non-Disclosure Agreement.
Do I get paid full commission when something goes on sale?
Yes, this is one of the rare companies that will pay you full commission on the sale price of an item regardless of the discount it is being promoted at. In other words, if an item goes “Buy One, Get One Free”, you are NOT working for half commission.
How long has the seller owned the business?
The current owner has owned the route and territory for 17 years.
How many days a week, and what hours do distributors work?
The current distributor works as needed to service customers. They currently work Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 6am – 2pm. New buyers may be required to submit a business plan outlining service levels.
What about vacation time or personal days?
As a 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 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?
Pepperidge Farm is an aggressive company and is motivated to improving sales year after year! Priced to sell at $660,000! Hurry these routes are in demand, rarely available, and are the most coveted routes in the industry… You will not find a distributorship with a more SOLID contract! Contact Us About This Route Here!
How can I learn more about these types 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 Pepperidge Farm Routes Here!