What are the day to day operations of this route?
As an Independent Distributor, you will provide on time service to customer, merchandising support at partnered grocery accounts, regular communication with customers on execution plans, and a high level of accuracy as it relates to inventory management. Store level selling to maximize your sales and revenue are critical to your success.
What are the current average sales and gross income for this route?
Currently this route averages $4,605 in weekly sales, and grosses $47,892 per year in revenue. Revenue documentation will be provided to all serious buyers.
How do I get paid?
As an independent distributor you will be paid based on the difference between the store price and the distributor price on sales to all direct grocery trade charge account customers. This route currently receives an average of 20% of its gross weekly sales of $4,605; $921 per week or $47,892 per year.
How much can I make?
$921 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?
Possible financing available and to be discussed with interested buyers. You can review additional Financing Options Here.
What are my expenses and overhead?
Expenses include, but are not limited to: fuel, vehicle repairs, handheld computer, stale or damaged product, and insurance. The current owner estimates $152 per week in expenses/overhead or $7,924 per year (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?
The owner currently services this route using a 2015 Ford Transit Truck (90,000 miles), a 8.5’ x 18’ enclosed trailer, and a 5’ x 6’ enclosed trailer that are available as a separate purchase. Estimated total value is $20,500. 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 revenue for the route is $47,892 per year, minus your above mentioned expenses of $7,924 gives you an estimated $39,969 in net income or cash flow.
Do I have to sign a contract?
Yes, as an independent distributor you sign an Independent Distributor Agreement between Voortman Cookies and the Distributor. In turn the Distributor is granted the exclusive right to sell and distribute the products solely to the specific stores in the territory. The contract is to protect both the company and the distributors.
Where is the warehouse located?
The buyer can use the storage facility of their choosing. There are some minimum requirements. The Distributor should consider that product orders will arrive on long tractor-trailers, these vehicles require considerable road space on which to maneuver, a minimum height clearance of 13 feet and parking space up to 62 feet.
Why is the distributor selling?
Owner is selling to travel.
How many accounts does the route have?
Currently there are 5 accounts that include major traditional grocery retailers.
Do I get paid full revenue rate when something goes on sale?
When the company discounts an item for store promotions, you are paid full revenue rate on the discounted selling price.
How long has the seller owned the business?
The current owner has owned this route and territory for 3 years.
How many days a week, and what hours do distributors work?
Distributors work 5 days a week taking Saturday and Sunday off. Occasionally distributors work on Saturday. Early morning hours are required.
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 $29,900! 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.