It is estimated that over 1.9 billion Coca-Cola products are consumed per day around the world and more than 100 million products is consumed in Nigeria ranging from Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Eva water etc. making it almost the first thing people think to buy when it comes to soft drink. In Nigeria, there is hardly any occasion or event that you attend that you won’t find a Coca-Cola product there which makes it a profitable business to venture into and start making money in Nigeria.
Though the company is big but they still welcome individuals that will help them sell their products around the country.
To become a distributor of Coca-Cola does not just happen, there are certain things in which you have to put in place before you can start the business. In this article, I will show you how you can become a Coca-Cola distributor in Nigeria.
Here Are What You Need To Do
1) Register A Company: the first thing you should consider doing if you want them to take you serious is registering your company with CAC (Corporate Affairs Commission). It takes not more than ₦70,000 to ₦80,000 to register you company.
2) Have A Depot or Warehouse: The next thing you will need is to get a depot where the Coca-Cola products can be stored when the company or a Coca-Cola depot delivers them to you so you can sell to retailers and other individuals that come to buy at a wholesale price.
3) Apply: once you have setup your depot, you will have to apply where you will be required to fill a form online with your name, business name, type of business and contact information will be entered.
What You Will Need
Becoming a distributor requires you employee people that will help you carry the drinks from the truck and store in your depot, you will need a depot manager that will assist in making sure things are in place and the right amount of goods are delivered and they are in good shape. One thing you should also consider getting is a receipt booklet which will allow you give receipt to people that buys from your depot so you can keep records of the amount of products that leaves your depot.
Note: When you enter into this business for the first time, you will be required to buy the bottle and crates and afterwards you only pay for the drinks.
This is a great business to start in Nigeria and with less than 2 million Naira you can become a Coca-Cola distributor.