How To Start A Eggs Wholesale Business In Kenya

Eggs Wholesale Business: Eggs are an essential source of proteins that are majorly utilized in different sectors like baking as it is rich in cholesterol which reduces many health risks and is useful in growth and development.

Eggs are important raw materials in the Baking, Confectionery, and Cosmetics industries which sometimes lead to the high demand for the product.

To establish an egg depot, one will need to locate a farm that sells eggs and purchase them before selecting a retailer that is ready to purchase the eggs.

Alternatively, you could start by buying layer chicken and when egg laying is steady, you collect the eggs and sell them to other retailers.

Below are the requirements to start an eggs wholesale business in Kenya

1. Capital

You can start with as little as Sh 20,000. Capital varies at individual levels as different people have different capabilities. It also depends on how prepared someone is. You will need to have your capital with you when starting an egg distribution business.

The number of egg crates you want to supply should be based on how much capital you have raised and how large your market is.

2. Reliable suppliers

You will need to select a reliable poultry farm offering eggs at competitive prices. The price of medium eggs ranges from Sh350 to Sh 400 a crate.


In selecting a poultry farm, you will need to consider the selling price, quality of eggs in terms of size and color, distance to market, and means of transporting the eggs.

3. Find competitive Retailers

Choose a convenient transportation outlet for your eggs. Establish a warehouse for the seasons where you acquire more eggs than you need as a spare storage space. Site your egg supply outlet strategically as this will give your egg marketing business the needed exposure.

To ensure the success of your egg supply business, you must be aware of the present market prices in terms of transport.

Hired commercial vehicles can be used to transport the eggs from the farms in the absence of a personal business vehicle and it is also very important to drive carefully and cushion the eggs from breakage due to their fragile nature.

4. Look For Egg Buyers (Retailers)

One of the critical successes in the egg business is growing a list of reliable egg buyers.

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

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

5. Means Of Transporting Eggs

Most egg distribution businesses move eggs from poultry farms to the market or their storehouses using vans. If you do not have a personal panel van or truck, you can hire one for a start.

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Asides from careful driving, padding of the vehicle and the compact arrangement of egg crates will minimize the number of cracks.

6. Profit

Wholesalers in Kenya make about Sh100 per crate so you may earn an average of Sh200,000 profit a month by selling 500 crates a week depending on your area, investment, and population.

Kienyeji eggs range from Sh 500-640 per crate. With a steady market, one can be able to get maximum profit.

Every prospective egg dealer should start small and grow as they go. They also need to pick a location that has zero or less competition from other wholesale egg sellers. An ideal and accessible location is key for easy access by retailers.

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