How To Start Egg Supply Business In Tanzania: 10 Things You Should Know

Egg supply business in Tanzania is one lucrative business that most entrepreneurs have failed to consider, with the distribution of eggs to shops, household, business centers etc. you can make nothing less than 100k in a day, and over 900k in a month.

As a Tanzanian looking for a lucrative business to do is can be very stressful and confusing, if you find the one you love or have passion for it’s either the competitions is high, if you find the one with less competitions you might get limited demand and supply and so on however with the egg distribution business you can make six figures monthly to your bank account.

Egg Supply Business in Tanzania
Now let me show you how you can possibly use the egg suppy business in Tanzania to earn a living.

1. Gather Capital For Your Business

Although some farms may give you certain amount of crates on credit after you have been tested over time, nevertheless you will need to have your capital with you when starting egg supply business in Tanzania.

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 how market is. Also note that in most farms, you would get better price when you buy more.

2. Legally Register Your business

If you really want to make this business to the highest level possible, then you have to legalize its existence by registering the business with the Register; Business Registration and License Agency (BRELA).

Registering as a Business Name with BRELA is enough at this stage if you can’t afford to register it as a Limited Liability Company (LLC).

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3. Locate 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, the mobility aspect 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.

To start buying and selling eggs, you must locate two or more farms depending on what capacity you want to work on, a poultry farm is where you can pick up eggs for sale.

Before you can start picking eggs from farms, you must be a registered customer with the farm, and you must be consistent there, meaning you have to always pick up eggs weekly.

4. Have Your Own Vehicle

Egg business is more profitable in Tanzania when you make it a mobile business.

Purpose of this is to make you distribute your eggs conveniently to your customers.

Most shop owners usually feel too comfortable once they are seated in their shops, and so they feel reluctant to go to the farms in order to pick eggs and also they consider the number of cracked eggs they will realize picking eggs directly from farm on their own.

This is why being mobile is important in egg business.

5. Get Storage Facility/Store

Demand for table eggs fluctuates. Sometimes you end up buying more eggs than is eventually sold.

There comes the need for an egg storage facility. An understanding of the guidelines of egg storage is important in the construction of your warehouse/Outlet.

Site your egg supply outlet strategically as this will give your egg marketing business the needed exposure.

7. Find A Reliable Poultry Farm

Your source of getting table eggs that you supply must be reliable. You should look for farms that can give you the eggs at competitive prices.

The price of medium eggs ranges from #500-#550 per crate in major towns such as Dar es Salaam, mwanza, Arusha, Tanga, Dodoma, Morogoro, and Mbeya.
Some farms will not allow you to come to the farm will your paper crates to avoid transmission of infection through crates used on other farms.

Paper crates can be sold to you at the rate of Tsh. 2,000 to Tsh. 3,000 depending on the poultry farm.

When choosing farms to stay buying eggs from, it is important to consider the selling price, quality of eggs in terms of size and color, distance to market, and means of transporting the eggs.

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8. Look For Egg Buyers (Retailers)

One of the key successes in egg business is to grow a list of reliable egg buyers.

You can get market for your eggs through market women in the foodstuff markets like Kariakoo Market, bakeries, and caterers and their referrals.

How much eggs you can sell should influence how much egg you buy from your source i.e. poultry farms.

Who our Your Customers

  • egg retailers
  • fast food restaurant
  • bakeries
  • grocery stores
  • supermarkets
  • provision store owners
  • cooked noodles sellers
  • market women
  • hotels
  • canteens

9. Marketing Your Business

Marketing is the most important aspect of the business. Without an effective marketing strategy your business will fail.

Marketing involves word of mouth, advertisement, door to door. Other strategies includes discounts, pay latter, and better prices.

You need a complementary card or storefront.

Marketing Strategy for Egg Supply Business

  • word of mouth
  • advertisement
  • door to door
  • discounts
  • credit line
  • offer better prices
  • use complementary card
  • sell from your own store

10. Startup Equipment

Equipment needed are delivery van or bus, paper egg crates. Others are lockup shop, weight scale and basic store equipment.

  • delivery van or bus
  • paper egg crates
  • lockup shop (optional)
  • weight scale
  • basic store equipment
EquipmentCustomersStaff RequirementsEgg Sizes
Delivery vanEgg retailersDriverLarge
Paper cratesGrocery storesBus BoyMedium
Lockup StoreSupermarketsStore AttendantSmall
Store equipmentMarket womenOwner of Business
Weight scaleBakeries

Conclusive Summary

In starting egg supply business in Tanzania, you can start small and grow your capital slowly.

Buying and selling eggs might look strange to you but concentrate on how profitable it is.

Don’t underestimate the place of personal relationship and referrals to the success of the business. Keep yourself busy and be productive.

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