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Fed Ex routes seem simple and straight forward.........what am I missing?

I'm beginning to see more and more Fed Ex routes coming up and they seem easy to run absentee. Too good to be true?

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ROUTE BROKERS®, INC. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * F R E E * CONSULTATIONS

Hi Steve,

In answer to your request, they are simple and straight forward but not everyone can qualify to buy one. We would be pleased to assist you in your search for a route business opportunity. We are Brokers that specialize in the Route Distribution Business. Some examples would be Snapple, FedEx, Boar's Head, Pepperidge Farm, etc.

Our firm, has the largest selection of ESTABLISHED distribution businesses in the United States. These are NOT Franchises. We currently have NATIONWIDE over 250 businesses for sale. We have been in business for over 25 years and have sold THOUSANDS of businesses.

Our goal with any client is to develop a long term relationship. You can only do that if you listen to your clients and assist them in moving through the maze of legitimate questions needed to be answered before a business transaction can be consummated. Most of our new clients are referred to us by our existing clients. We would be pleased to work with you and truly believe that soon you will be referring new clients to us also.

Look forward to hearing from you soon.
Ken Sussman
Route Brokers, Inc.
1-877-4-ROUTES (1-877-476-8837)

Jun 18, 2010
Jon Holmquist
Edgemaster Model 400 sharpener
Marion County, OR

Hello Steve, you are doing the right thing, check with people who have been there and done that.
It's a high pressure, get it done job that is more like being an employee than self employed.
For a relaxed, work when you want, as much as you want, check out our opportunity. Low entry, ease of operation, and huge growth potential. Check out our site. Jon at Edgemaster Mobile Sharpening.

Mar 4, 2010
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Monmouth County, NJ

United Parcel Services ( UPS ) business model is strictly employee based. Federal Express utilizes for the most part the independent contractor model. There a three FEDEX divisions: FEDEX Express ( strictly overnight delivery) - these people are FEDEX employees. FEDEX Ground and FEDEX Home Delivery are independent contractors. ( the business owner ) It is not a franchised business model. There are no franchise fees or royalty fees.

Mar 4, 2010
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The BAF Group LLC

I don't really know about Fed Ex. But I would check with others in the business. One of the big factors with UPS, is that the Company essentially competes with its own franchisees and contractors. You need to make certain you don't fall into a similar trap.

Mar 4, 2010
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Monmouth County, NJ

Steve: Like any other business, a lot of factors have to be considered when formulating the profitability of these routes. I.E. Location, Location, Location--State, city, suburb --Density of the route, first stop/last stop distance from terminal and more. Home Delivery vs. Ground Delivery ( they are two different animals ). The amount that you may see for sale is probably a very small percentage when considering there are around 15,000 routes nationwide.

Mar 3, 2010

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