As you may have noticed, we recently began selling bread routes! Chances are that you thought bread routes were an antiquated tradition from the 50’s that died out long ago. Or, you may not have given a lot of thought to how your bread gets to the store at all! We’re here to tell you that bread routes are indeed alive and well and can actually be a very profitable business to get into.
Let’s start with the basics. What exactly is a bread route?
A bread route can refer to any independent sales business that distributes bread and bread products. Usually bread routes are owned and operated by a single person, but this isn’t the case 100% of the time. Owning and operating a bread route can be a great job with a lot of growth and earning potential and flexibility.
How does a bread route work logistically?
The owner of the bread route will get the bread from a company’s warehouse and, in turn, will sell it to accounts within their sales territory.
How can you make money?
The owner of the bread route is paid a sales commission. The amount of commission you can earn depends on where you’re located and generally ranges from 16-22% Its easy to increase your income by growing sales with existing customers or adding new accounts. Additionally, your route becomes an asset as it is an income producing business and could be sold at any time for a profit.
Where can you buy a bread route?
Parent companies like Pepperidge Farm, Arnold, Brownberry, Oroweat, Bimbo, Martin’s and Flower’s all sell independent bread routes. You can also look for bread routes for sale on our website or by giving us a call!
Owning a bread route can be a great job for you. if you’re looking for flexible hours and unlimited earning potential, owning a bread route may be the answer you’re looking for. It also comes with low startup costs. Generally, all you need is a box truck. Any vehicle costs incurred throughout the year will be tax deductible as business expenses. If you believe owning a bread route is in your future, contact us today.