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 $4,058 in weekly sales, and grosses $42,203 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 20% of its gross weekly sales of $4,058; $811 per week or $42,203 per year.
How much can I make?
$811 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?
Need money? You can review additional Financing Options Here. There is no seller financing for this route, and unfortunately banks will NOT write business loans against route based businesses for several reasons.
What are my expenses and overhead?
Expenses include, but are not limited to: fuel, vehicle repairs, warehouse, handheld computer, insurance for your vehicle, and liability insurance for your business. The current owner estimates $185 per week in expenses/overhead or $9,620 per year (Note: Expenses represent a cash purchase and do not account for finance payments if requiring a loan to purchase).
What type of vehicle do I need?
There is no vehicle included in this purchase. Common delivery vehicles used for this type of business are vans, box trucks, or trailers. When considering a vehicle lease or purchase, Routes For Sale recommends Bush Trucks.
What is the Gross vs the Net income?
The gross income for the route is $42,203 per year, minus your above mentioned expenses of $9,620 gives you an estimated $32,583 in net income or cash flow.
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.
Where is the warehouse located?
The buyer can use the storage facility of their choosing.
How many accounts does the route have?
Currently there are 58 accounts that include grocery stores and convenience stores.
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 1 year. The route has been established for years prior.
How many days a week, and what hours do distributors work?
Distributors work 5 days a week taking Saturday and Sunday off. Early morning hours are required. Current distributor works 5am -1pm.
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! Great combination route that also distributes a range of independent snacks and other products. Route is located in a solid, stable, productive area. Hurry this won’t last long and is priced to sell at $12,900! Contact Us About This Route Here!
How can I learn more about these type of routes?
For additional Consulting Services with one of our route specialists Request A Consultation Here.