Buy a FedEx Ground Route

How to Conduct Due Diligence on FedEx Ground Routes for Sale

As you consider buying FedEx Ground routes for sale you need to know that these businesses are structurally simple and niche. What do we mean by that?

If you know what to look for, conducting due diligence on a FedEx Ground operation can be straightforward. However, if you approach due diligence with these routes as you would a more traditional business for sale you are going to miss key flags.

Top 5 Questions to Ask as you Search for a FedEx Ground Route for Sale

These Answers to These Questions Can Make or Break Your FedEx Ground Investment:

How much business can I afford? How involved do I want to be with the day-to-day operations? What sort of returns do I expect from my investment? What are my long and short term goals with the business ?

Top 5 Questions to Ask About a FedEx Ground Route for Sale Before You Buy

When you like the looks of a route for sale: ask these questions next:

How comfortable am I with the presented financials? What is the Listing Multiple telling me? What is this business’s ISP compliance and overlap status? Does this business meet my involvement preferences? What is the current quality of the fleet and how will that impact future business revenue and expenses?

FedEx Ground Routes for Sale

FedEx Ground routes run Monday through Friday. Ground routes deliver primarily to commercial businesses and the packages tend to be heavier than residential packages and require larger trucks. Because deliveries occur to commercial locations, there is less seasonal variability in FedEx Ground routes and that can make planning your staff and resources simpler.

Why You Should Buy FedEx Ground Routes for Sale from Route Consultant

We hope you’ll consider using Route Consultant as your consultant or broker in the process. We are FedEx brokers and consultants with actual FedEx contracting experience. We have experience in Home Delivery, Ground, and Linehaul routes. And our team has worked across the United States managing a fleet of over 250 trucks and a staff of over 200 drivers!

How to Distinguish Yourself as a Buyer: Secure the Best FedEx Ground Routes for Sale

Are you having trouble getting a response from a route broker? Or, are you finding that every listing that peaks your interest is under contract before you ever even make contact with the broker? In this industry, there are 20 prospective buyers for every FedEx route for sale listing you see. As we noted previously, the market is hot!

Looking at FedEx Ground Routes for Sale? Here's How to Finance Your Route

MYTH: Investors can't use financing to buy a fedex route

FACT: you need to find the right route and the right financial institution

Potential buyers often turn to bank financing to purchase FedEx routes. If you are considering financing a FedEx route, the two most common types of loans are a Small Business Association (SBA) loan and a conventional loan.

How to Negotiate the Strongest Contract for Your FedEx Ground Business

You are charging FedEx for your services. You will negotiate each of the following ten charges with FedEx. All of these charges combined account for money flowing into your business. It’s critical you understand how and when those charges occur. And how you can increase your cash flow! Following is a quick overview of the charges you will negotiate as part of your Independent Service Provider (ISP) contract.

Before You Buy a FedEx Ground Linehaul Operation: Get the Details and Understand the Pros and Cons

There are two distinct types of FedEx businesses: pick-up and delivery (P&D) routes or a linehaul run.

Linehaul runs are a lucrative and risky business. Some contractors say linehaul runs are 90% boredom and 10% terror. But they can be an incredibly profitable investment for the right contractor. 

Are you the right contractor for a linehaul run?