Egg distribution or supply business is a venture anyone can do anywhere within Ghana. If you’re a graduate, still waiting
for that white collar job. Why not start this business and wait till that dream job come around? The simple truth is, Egg supply business can pay you more than six months salary of most civil servants. The potential profit in this business is very huge, But it’s very demoralizing when so much importance is tied to being an employee.
Egg is widely consumed by both young and old. No matter how hard healthy organizations work in their campaign, to dissuade adults from eating egg, there seem to be no decline in its demand.
Almost 85% of snacks have egg as one if it’s input. This is a product that most individuals and ventures can’t do without. Ventures like restaurants, hotels, canteens, bars etc..
Before we go into the main purpose of this article, let’s take a look at some of the amazing health benefits of egg.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF EGG
1. Both the white and yolk of an egg are rich with protein, vitamins and minerals.
2. Rich in cholesterol which aids for child development. Although it’s not advised for people with high level of cholesterol.
3. Egg also help keep the heart healthy.
4. Usually recommended for pregnant women. Although the eggs should be solidly cooked. And many other benefits.
Apart from this product tastiness, the nutritional components have made it a sought after good everywhere in the world. Excluding the health benefits, egg is used to bake most confectionaries like bread, cakes and snacks. Most beauty artist equally use it as a face mask, soap, shampoo and many others. This product can do lots of things which has; however, made it a lucrative venture.
Let’s go into the main target of this article!!!
STARTING THE EGG SUPPLY BUSINESS IN GHANA
1. GET THE EGG DELIVERY VAN:
Egg delivery business entails more of mobility. If it’s lacking, the business might turn out to be a nightmare. If you can afford to get a van, then go ahead. But if it seem out of reach, hiring a delivery van might be a good alternative.
Or better yet, go for a motorcycle which is cheaper than getting a delivery van. The main reason you need your own transport is because, most shop owners might feel reluctant to go directly to the farm for eggs. If you can solve that problem by delivering directly to the shop, then you won’t suffer from competition. They will always call when they need more supply.
2. GET A COMPLIMENTARY CARD:
This will help create awareness about your products. Issuing this card to your potential customers is a good way to help them patronize your product. You never can tell who else might get in contact with that card. One card can get to more than one individuals. That’s why you must have a professional looking business card, with your contact details clearly printed. If you have an e-commerce website, including it in your card will be a another way to help them order directly from your website.
3. YOUR TARGET MARKET:
As long as egg is concerned, its target market is large and demand is always on rise. The good thing is, there are many outlets where you can market your product. Places like restaurants, hotels, canteens, open markets etc. Get in touch and offer to be their egg supplier with mouth-watering benefits attached.
Remember, you need to build your customer base. You have to use any strategy up your sleeve to make that happen.
Knowing when next they will need a supply is something you must also enquire. That will keep you busy into meeting demand. By now, you must have gotten that least, one or two farms that you will supply from. If you do this well, you’ll be making enormous profits every month.
This can be paper or plastic crates. Whichever one can go, but have their disadvantages in mind. You’re more likely to get a cracked egg from plastic crates than paper. But when it comes to durability, plastic tend to last longer.
PROFITABILITY IN EGG SUPPLY BUSINESS IN GHANA
The profit in egg supply business is mind boggling. Actually, the amount of profit you make base whole on you, the boss. For example, one create of egg can cost over $2 or less. Selling as a wholesaler will get you over $0.95 per crate. If you were able to supply about 100 crates within a week, you’ll be making $95 that week. This means, you’ll be making over $380 a month.
Let’s do another analysis. If you get serious in earning more. Let’s say you did by getting more eggs from more farms, and you went ahead to contact more customers who need a supply thereby increasing your customer base. And within the week, you were able to supply about 300 crates of egg. That will be $285 a week. If you keep up with that, you’ll be making over $1140 within a month. Which collar job will earn you such? The awesome thing about self-reliance is that, there’s no limit to how much you can earn. To earn more in this egg business after reaching the $1140, that might involve employing more hands, running professional adverts on TV, newspaper or radio FMs. Who knows, you might become a mega supplier of egg within your area or region. Even the country at large.
COST OF STARTING AN EGG SUPPLY BUSINESS
About 80% or more of your capital will be devoid by your delivery van. Once you get that out-of-the-way, then getting the eggs with $200 will be reasonable. As you go, you grow bigger into the egg supply business thereby earning more than your start-up capital within a short period of time. No matter
how small your finance is, you can start-up something. We believe in start small and grow big.
The business world is like a game, play by the rules and you will get the desired result. It is not a complicated game. Note that: Egg distribution business will always be profitable in Ghana.