As sentimental as determining who should and shouldn’t eat eggs, eggs still rank as one of the highest consumed animal protein diets in the world and Nigeria. Health experts recommend one egg daily for a balanced diet.
These facts alone make the egg distribution business in Nigeria lucrative.
With the high demand for eggs, you can make huge profits if you take action after reading this step-by-step guide on how to start distribution of eggs in Nigeria.
Can you really distribute eggs?
Egg distribution business would involve getting eggs from poultry to consumers daily, weekly, or even monthly, depending on the demand of the buyers.
Imagine buying a crate for N1,400 or less and selling for as high as N1,700 and selling 1000 eggs weekly. I’ll leave you to do the maths but that’s some cool cash, right?
How To Start Eggs Distribution Business In Nigeria
Here’s how to successfully start distribution of eggs in Nigeria. This should help you in developing your business plan for it.
1. Get your capital ready
Almost every business requires capital and the egg distribution business isn’t left out. To effectively start this business, you need a minimum of N500,000.
With just N140,000, you can get as much as 100 crates of eggs.
There are various ways to source for fund, personal savings, grants, gifts from family and friends or a loan from both private individuals and corporations.
2. Locate a reliable farm that produces eggs in large quantities.
You need a well-organized and dependable poultry farm that will supply you eggs in large quantities anytime you need them.
Have an agreement with them on the prices and all the details needed. It is also advisable to have more than one poultry you get supplies from. This will help you prepare for eventualities and provide a hitch-freee distribution.
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3. Get a business vehicle
Though getting a vehicle isn’t necessary for the beginning, but as your business grows, this will save you a lot of time and stress.
With a vehicle, you can cover large areas per time. You probably don’t want to haul crates of eggs every day with a wheelbarrow. It’s possible, but it’s stressful.
4. Set up a good storage facility
You may need to set up an adequate storage facility for the eggs. Once you pick them from the farm, you can store them up in preparation for getting them to your clients.
Depending on the arrangement, customers can even come to your facility to pick them up.
5. Find your target market
Getting eggs from farms isn’t a big deal but, you should consider supplying them to the right customers.
Your target should be a densely populated environment. One on one marketing is always recommended; meet people in their shops or wherever you find them and tell them about your service.
After gathering up contacts, you supply to them on a daily or weekly routine, depending on your arrangement.
6. Other important working tools
The most important tool needed for egg supply is empty crates. The crates can either be paper or plastic-type, but it is advisable to buy the paper type as it is not just cheaper, it also protects the eggs from unusual cracks. The disadvantage is that it doesn’t last as long as plastic crates.
Lastly, be polite, patient, and friendly to your customers because that’s a delicate business you intend running so be sure to handle it with care. Nobody wants eggs or anything as a matter of fact, from a rude person.
In summary, with patience, you can turn any business into a highly prosperous venture. I hope this article in how to distribute eggs in Nigeria helps kickstart your journey to building wealth.