Voortman Cookie Independent Distributor Route available for qualified prospects in the Huntsville, Alabama and surrounding region. Must have available $48,900 for the opportunity to purchase exclusive distribution rights for the territory. Currently grossing $260,936 per year in sales and nets $44,751! Voortman Cookies currently distributes it’s well known brands of wafers, cookies, sugar free cookies, and much more! Possible financing available to be discussed with interested buyers.
Frequently Asked Questions:
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 $5,018 in weekly sales, and grosses $52,187 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 $5,018; $1,003 per week or $52,187 per year.
How much can I make?
$1,003 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, warehouse, handheld computer, and insurance. The current owner estimates $143 per week in expenses/overhead or $7,436 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?
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 revenue for the route is $52,187 per year, minus your above mentioned expenses of $7,436 gives you an estimated $44,751 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 concentrating on another business.
How many accounts does the route have?
Currently there are 48 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 2 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 $48,900! Contact Us About This Route Here!
Disclaimer: Routes For Sale is a Broker that brings buyers and sellers together. Routes For Sale does not represent, or is not affiliated with the company the distributorship is being offered. All agreements are made between the buyer and seller and not Routes For Sale. It is the prospective Buyer’s duty and obligation to verify the accuracy of the Seller’s representations and if necessary retain attorneys, accountants, business appraisers, or other professionals. The representation of income is based on a current 52 week sales average generated by the efforts of the current owner. As with any business you can make more or less.