Egg is high in cholesterol and this makes it a perfect diet for growing children. It reduces risk of many diseases, it supplies quality protein to the body, it is rich in vitamin A and this helps healthy eyesight, it contains chlorine which is used to build cell membranes which helps in producing molecules in the human brain. Egg delivery or supply business is a venture anyone can do anywhere within Nigeria.
Its uses are numerous ie. Eggs are used in baking different types of confectioneries like bread, cakes, meat-pie and so on. It is used is cosmetics like shampoo, conditioners, soaps, cholesterol, face mask and lots more. Production of poultry eggs is a major source of income for farmers who are into layer birds production. Producers of layers feed and poultry cages, drinkers and feeders also make money from this industry.
To this end, it is important that we discuss the basics things or steps needed to be put in place to start an egg distribution business.
Gather Your Capital
You should decide on how much crates of egg you want to start supplying based on how much capital you have raised and how large your market is. Although some farms may give you certain amount of crates on credit after you have been tested over time. Some farms may offer a better price bases on the amount bought.
Reliable Poultry Farms
Your source of getting table eggs to be supplied must be reliable. You should look for farms that can give you the eggs at competitive prices. When choosing farms to stay buying eggs from, it is important to consider the selling price, quality of eggs in terms of size and colour, distance to market and means of transporting the eggs.
Your Target Market
Picking up eggs from farms is not a problem, your target market is what matters to you. Your target should be the highly populated environment. It could be markets any where, your mobility options makes you spread your distribution process all around. Once you know where and whom to distribute your eggs to, you will only need to go there directly.
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 god alternative. 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.
This can be paper or plastic crates. however, have in mind that you’re likely to get a cracked egg from plastic crates than paper. But when it comes to durability, plastic tend to last longer.
Demand for eggs fluctuates. Sometimes you end up buying more eggs than is eventually sold. There comes the need for an egg storage facility. The egg supply outlet should be strategically positioned as this will give
your egg marketing business the needed exposure. Don’t underestimate the place of personal relationship and referrals to the success of the business. Keep yourself busy and be productive.