How To Start Egg Distribution/Supply Business In Nigeria

egg supply business
Egg delivery or supply business is a venture anyone can do anywhere within Nigeria. If you’re a graduate, still waiting for that white collar job. Why not delve into 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 humongous I must say. I mean, it’s 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 striking healthy 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 several 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 business of the day..!



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. 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.

Egg delivery van


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.


As long as egg is concerned, its target market is large and demand is always on the increase. 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.


Egg business profit

The profit in egg supply business is mind boggling. Actually, the amount of profit you make lie whole on you, the boss. For example, one create of egg can cost over N750 or less. Selling as a wholesaler will get you over N200 per crate. If you were able to supply about 100 crates within a week, you’ll be making N20,000 that week. This means, you’ll be making over N80,000 a month.

Let’s do another maths. 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 N60,000 a week. If you keep up with that, you’ll be making over N240,000 within a month. Tell me which collar job that 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 N240,000, 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 local government or state.. Even the country at large.


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 N80,000 will be reasonable. As you go, you grow bigger into the egg supply business thereby realizing your start-up capital within a jiffy. No matter how small your finance is, you can start-up something. We believe in start small and end 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.

If you’ve any more question about this business, use the comment box and I will reply as soon as possible. Don’t forget to share!

19 Replies to “How To Start Egg Distribution/Supply Business In Nigeria”

    • Henry Ibeleme

      Hi Chimezie..

      This business isn't really hard to start. The first thing should be looking for poultry farms where you'll get your egg from.. Then sought for potential customers. Follow the article and you'll be fine. If you want to contact me for guidance, go through our contact us page..

      Thanks for being here.


    • Henry Ibeleme

      Hi Chika,

      Truth be told, no business is easy. No matter how simple or easy they might sound. The only difference is learning from every failure and implementing that which will ensure success.

      Egg supply business is very lucrative. The only thing that ensures success is how big your customer base is. No body inherits it, it’s something you have to work for. The initial stage might be hell, but with time, everything will start getting easier and easier. That’s one good thing with having your own business.

      Thanks for being here.


  1. Adejumo Olugbenga

    This projection is not realistic, 200 naira profit per crate is not realistic, I recommend a review. This is quite misinforming.



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