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The History of FedEx Bodes Well for Future Success

The history of FedEx spans more than four decades. The company has built a stellar reputation over a long period of time, which is one of the many reasons owning routes is a coveted business opportunity. But did you know the initial concept was first shared in a college term paper by founder Fred Smith? And while you might not think of FedEx as a technology company, the organization was among the first to develop and leverage computer systems in the late 1970s. This led to the first automated customer service center that allowed for real-time package tracking for each shipment.
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Why Are There So Many Fedex Routes for Sale?

So, you're looking to buy a FedEx route. Congratulations! You will be joining a special group of individuals who are living the American Dream by running their own business, backed by a superpower brand name.  But during your search, you might be wondering why are there so many FedEx routes for sale? Let's take a look at a few of the reasons why and why that's not entirely true.
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FedEx Interview Questions All FedEx Route Owners Should Ask Drivers

This list of FexEx ground interview questions and tips will help sellers prepare before hiring new workers, particularly drivers. Interviewing is not easy, and we're not talking about fielding questions from potential supervisors. We mean actually conducting interviews. As the person asking the questions, you not just need to do a comprehensive job screening candidates, you need to be quick on your feet to answer unpredictable questions and answers. Plus, there's a dirty secret out there: most people dislike interviewing. Two of the main reasons for the disdain is that they don't do it often and when they do, it takes them away from the day-to-day business. We're hoping this handy-dandy guide will help give route owners a starting point when interviewing candidates for surface transportation, package handling, and more. here are a few must-ask FexEx ground interview questions.
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How to Ensure Confidentiality of Data During a Transaction

If you are buying or selling a business you will want to know how to ensure confidentiality of data, particularly when it comes to route business opportunities. A breach of data can not only give your competitor's an advantage if the deal falls through, but you also risk losing or upsetting current employees who may be unaware of your plans to sell. During what can be a stressful and emotional time, including a time-consuming due diligence process on both sides, you will need to make sure all information is safeguarded to the max.  Here are a few tips on how to ensure confidentiality of data.
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Common Mistakes Owners Make With FedEx Ground Routes for Sale

Before putting your FedEx ground routes for sale, you will want to make sure you do not commit one of these costly errors. You put your blood, sweat, and tears to build your independent business into a juggernaut.  Yet despite all of the care and attention that you poured into your business while you were actively looking to grow it, there's a shocking reality out there: You would be astonished at how many people either mail it in or make foolish errors when going to sell their business. It might be the last step of a journey for the seller, but it is a critical one. Let's clear up a few misconceptions and help YOU avoid errors/issues when it comes time to sell your routes.
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FedEx Independent Contractor Job Types

Did you know that you can work as your own boss while leveraging the global presence and brand identity of a multinational company? Becoming a FedEx independent contractor might be exactly what you’re looking for in your next professional step, but first, you need to learn more about what that means for you.
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Signs It Is Time to Sell Your FedEx Routes

Is it time to sell your FedEx routes? This ties back to a more general question: How do you know when it’s time to call it quits on your business? The pros and cons of selling a business should be weighed heavily, but often the reasons for selling might be staring you right in the face. It all comes down to identifying, analyzing, recognizing the signs and taking action to sell your routes!
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Is Buying a FedEx Route a Good Investment?

The entrepreneurial spirit shines brightly in many Americans who yearn to be independent business owners, and many of those folks look into buying a FedEx route. And with good reason. As a relatively sound and stable investment, FedEx routes can show an average increase of 15% per year.
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FedEx Route Sales Prices on the Rise

Over the years, we've kept a close eye on the trends associated with FedEx route sales, FedEx route prices, and the factors affecting each.  As brokers of FedEx routes, our clients depend on us to provide sage advice when it comes to route pricing, initiatives to increase value, identifying the right time to sell, etc.
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How Long Will it Take to Sell My FedEx Routes?

It's a question we receive almost daily.  FedEx contractors contemplating the sale of their routes often first want to understand the timeline that goes along with a successful sale.  The process of selling a set of FedEx routes has a wide number of variables that contribute to the timeline - both controllable and non-controllable.
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