What are the day to day operations of this route?
To summarize, you will deliver product to existing accounts that include grocery stores and supermarkets 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 $4,113 in weekly sales, and grosses $34,216 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 16% of its gross weekly sales of $4,113; $658 per week or $34,216 per year.
How much can I make?
$658 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?
There is no seller financing for this route, and unfortunately banks will NOT write business loans against route based businesses for several reasons. Need money? You can review additional Financing Options Here.
What are my expenses and overhead?
Expenses include, but are not limited to: fuel, vehicle repairs, stale or damaged product, computer, warehouse, insurance for your vehicle, and liability insurance for your business. The current owner estimates $126 per week in expenses/overhead or $6,552 per year.
What type of vehicle do I need?
There is no vehicle included in this purchase. The current owner services this route using a 2015 Dodge Ram truck (51,000 miles). This vehicle is available to purchase as a separate transaction. Estimated value is $13,000. Common delivery vehicles used for this type of business are vans, box trucks, or trailers.
What is the Gross vs the Net income?
The gross income for the route is $34,216 per year, minus your above mentioned expenses of $6,552 gives you an estimated $27,664 in net income or cash flow.
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.
Do I have to sign a contract?
Yes, as an independent distributor you sign a service agreement to represent Voortman Cookies. In turn the company agrees to promote and assist you in growing your business. The contract is to protect both the company and its distributors.
Why is the distributor selling?
Owner is pursuing other business opportunities.
Where is the warehouse located?
Located in the route territory, but can be relocated if desired.
How many accounts does the route have?
Currently there are 49 accounts that include grocery stores and supermarkets.
Do I get paid full commission when something goes on sale?
When the company discounts an item for store promotions, you are paid full commission on the discounted selling price.
How long has the seller owned the business?
The current owner has owned this route and territory for less than 1 year.
How many days a week, and what hours do distributors work?
Distributor works 6 days a week taking Sunday off. Early morning hours are required. Current owner works 4am-9am.
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. Additionally there are previous distributors for hire that are familiar with route distributorship type businesses.
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?
Voortman Cookies delivers many well known name brand quality products to include its #1 Sugar Free Cookie line! Route is located in a solid, stable, productive area. Hurry this won’t last long and is priced to sell at $16,500! Contact Us About This Route Here!
How can I learn more about these type of routes?
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