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FedEx Routes: Read This Before You Decide to Sell

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When it comes to FedEx routes, one of the most popular questions custom critical contractors often hear: “is buying a FedEx route a good investment?” The answer is often, a resounding yes, but with a caveat: The business will succeed as much as you are willing to work at it. The bottom line is that FedEx routes can be deeply rewarding to run, but also a challenge, requiring nimble thinking and hard work. Continue reading FedEx Routes: Read This Before You Decide to Sell

FedEx Routes – More Buyers or Sellers?

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It is quite possible that there has never been a better time to be in the market for FedEx routes. The ISP transition has created more opportunities for route buyers than ever before. And given the overall bullish sentiment surrounding FedEx’s 2018 earnings, the future looks bright for the brand and operators.

Many experts are calling for this impressive growth to continue well into 2019, with earnings expected to grow by over 15% and revenue growth anticipated at over 5%. Continue reading FedEx Routes – More Buyers or Sellers?

The Initial Phone Call: What to Expect When Selling Your Fedex Route With a Broker

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If you are selling your FedEx route and looking to get in touch with a broker to assist with the sale, you are in the right place. You are probably wondering what will be discussed during the initial phone call. Below, we outline many of the common questions that take place between route sellers and brokers out of the gate. Some of the questions may seem obvious, but this checklist can help ensure you are prepared. Continue reading The Initial Phone Call: What to Expect When Selling Your Fedex Route With a Broker

The Hottest FedEx Contractor Routes for Sale

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When buyers are looking for the hottest FedEx contractor routes for sale, there is no doubt that a theme has emerged: the market is currently embracing pick up and delivery routes that are fully ISP complaint.

With FedEx’s long-ago announced mandate that contractors meet certain thresholds as far as routes and stops, as well as be completely overlapped between ground and home delivery, many folks are looking avoid the issues altogether. Continue reading The Hottest FedEx Contractor Routes for Sale

How Long Does it Take to Sell My FedEx Routes?

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When entrepreneurs decide it is time to sell their delivery business, one of the first questions they are likely to ask is how long will it take to sell FedEx routes. After all, there are undoubtedly reasons as to why they have decided to sell.

Independent Service Providers must be prepared to embrace the unknown, as the route selling process is comprised of a multitude of variables. However, there are several factors that you, the route owner, can control. Continue reading How Long Does it Take to Sell My FedEx Routes?

A Little About FedEx Stepvan and Cargo Trucks

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Whether you call is a stepvan, step van or step truck, these 4-wheeled utility vehicles have been around since the 1930s.  The first incarnations delivered milk and bread, allowing the driver to operate the vehicle while sitting or standing. Over time, stepvans have been adopted by delivery companies like FedEx. You also might see one selling ice cream in your neighborhood! Continue reading A Little About FedEx Stepvan and Cargo Trucks

How Much Are My FedEx Routes Worth?

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These tips and notes will help you determine your FedEx routes worth.

The United States has always been the land of opportunity. Yet that does not mean running a small business in the USA does not come without its challenges. One such hurdle is conducting a small business valuation. This is often a major hurdle for anyone looking to buy or sell a business, and it applies to FedEx routes as well. Continue reading How Much Are My FedEx Routes Worth?

FedEx Interview Questions All FedEx Route Owners Should Ask Drivers

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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. Continue reading FedEx Interview Questions All FedEx Route Owners Should Ask Drivers

How to Ensure Confidentiality of Data During a Transaction

How to Ensure Confidentiality of DataIf 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

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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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