Starting a grocery store is one way to help others meet their daily needs, human can’t do without it, I know you want to know what grocery stores are all about, they are places where you get your daily provision items such as beverages, toiletries, teas, and others. Basically anyone who is interested in starting a grocery shop tend to solve a particular problem facing people in his or her locality, grocery stores are extremely important, because we all must buy some basic stuffs to survive. They are extremely useful, well am here to let give you detailed information how you can start one, if you wish to help people within your neighborhood, you can consider reading.
how you can start a grocery store business in Nigeria?
To start a grocery store in Nigeria is not hard, if you can put all necessary resources needed and be patient to see your business growing to an empire you might ever think of, starting a grocery store is very simple and I am going to explain in details how you can go about it in this article however before am going to tell you how, we need to quickly look at the benefit of grocery stores in our communities.
Yes, the best way to know how important grocery stores are within our communities, is by giving you a typical example how being daily needs for basic stuff can be frustrating if it is not available when needed,
Let’s start the example,
Imagine you want to go to place of work and you entered into your bathroom to take your bath only to discover you have no soap, the next line of action is to think of where to get one and how fast you can get it. then, you thought of nearby grocery store that you saw last night when coming back from work, not too far from your street immediately you went into the grocery store and get yourself a new soap from that nearby grocery store you saw last night– you can see how convenient it was to get another soap but let say the store is not in your area, what are you going to do or does that mean you are not going to take your bath to work that day.
Okay, let consider another example,
Let say you are cooking rice, and you want to add Salt but you noticed you don’t have any Salt again in your kitchen. You went into your room, pick money and get another salt that you are going to use in nearby shop.
Wow grocery stores are just too important than to be neglected in our environment, you need to also see why grocery stores are the most important establishment in our neighborhood.
Shopping within the neighborhood is convenient and for those who are into the business they make plenty money because provision items are the fastest selling stuff in any part of Nigeria, the business doesn’t have restriction to when it can be done that mean the business can be started any time any season.
To be sincere this business is so profitable, even small grocery store makes average N8,000 as profit every day, imagine that.
To say the fact, this business sells all year round. Then if you are considering starting one, below are the steps you need to follow before you can proudly own a grocery store and make money out of it.
Rent a Shop
You need to rent a shop. A shop is needed, not just renting a shop but choosing a good location for the new grocery store, a place where people are living is a good start. The price of the shop you want to rent depend on the location and size, it is best to go for the shop that you can afford, you just need to make sure you get decent one in a very good location.
You should be able to get a decent shop within your neighborhood at the rate of N30,000 to N100,000 depending on the location and don’t forget you need to furnish it.
Store Shelf is Needed
After securing a shop of your choice, shelf is needed to be install, though we have different shelf but the wooden is the most preferred in your shop, likewise we have different types of wooden shelf, but it is better to go for the clean well-polished materials than the horrible done materials. It all depend on what you have in your pulse at the moment of getting the shelf and what you plan for it.
Painting and Table needed to Start With
You need tables, the decision on the total number of tables that you are going to use depend on the size of your shop. Table for displaying products is very important and cashier table is also necessary additional tables can be provided for other uses. How is it going to look when people visit your shop and found it unpainted, I guess even you the owner will not like it not to talk of those coming to buy stuffs from you so painting of shop is important and you must try to paint your shop with high quality paint.
Refrigerators, Lighting and Air Conditioner
Refrigerator is very important in grocery shop because you need to keep some stuff such as soft drinks and juices cool. If you want to sell drinks, juices, and pure water, you need a refrigerator. Lighting is very important also when considering of setting up a grocery store, you must make sure you have included lighting in your plan because it attracts customers to your shop. Air conditioner helps preserve your goods and it also bring conveniences to customers during the process of shopping in the store. Customers enjoy shopping in a grocery store that has AC, so try to install one in your store.
Stock The Newly opened Shop
The final stage is to bring in goods into your shop and that means you are going to get to the market and buy your goods or you can ask distributor to bring products into your store while you concentrate on selling. You can get the provision wholesalers in most major markets in Nigeria.
Yes, so far so good. These are steps needed before starting a grocery store in any part of the state, so if you feel you need to start a grocery store don’t neglect any of these provided steps because that is all it takes to start this business, every other secondary thing come after the primary stuff needed.