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How to Start Fruits Selling Business in Nigeria

In this guide, I will show you how to start fruits selling business. Starting a business of selling fruits in Nigeria is a good business to go into. Despite what some people may think, this is a very good business as it can be quite profitable and lucrative.

This is a business that can be done by almost every body so far they put in a good amount of dedication and hard work into the business for it to be a success.

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Chiquita Brands International Inc. bananas are arranged for a photograph at Union Street Produce Co. in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. Chiquita Brands International Inc. is expected to release quarterly earnings data on Feb. 21. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Chiquita Brands International Inc. bananas are arranged for a photograph at Union Street Produce Co. in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. Chiquita Brands International Inc. is expected to release quarterly earnings data on Feb. 21. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images


Reasons Why you should start Fruits Selling Business

1. Fruits are always in High Demand

There is a high demand for fruits in the country as people like eating fruits a lot. Fruits are taken by people as a meal or a snack. Fruits can be taken any time and can also be combined with other meals any time of the day, whether at breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Fruits can be taken by every one from children to adults as it is always a favorite among people. Another good thing about fruits is that there a lot of different types of fruits leading to varieties and a lot choices for people, which makes it an item that is sourced for and in high demand.

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2. Fruits have Many Health Benefits

People these days are more conscious of their health and what they need to eat to keep and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Fruits are a good source of nutrition needed by the body and helps in maintaining good health. Fruits are considered to be needed to have a good balanced diet which is why a lot of people now make sure it is part of their meal every day.

Fruits have helped in preventing a lot of illness as well as assisting in curing illnesses.  They are a great source of minerals and vitamins which are important for having and maintaining good health.

Used For Various Purpose

Fruits are used for various meals and foods making it a very important food component. For example we see people making fruit cakes trying to maintain the nutritional value of the cake or others that fruits are made with.

We also have people make fruit juices which can be done with one type of fruit or people can have different fruits blended all together to make a juice.

People take fruits as a meal when they have fruit salad where there are various fruits mixed together to make a very healthy nutritious meal for people.

Fruits are served in homes or various events and occasions like parties like birthdays and weddings. Fruits are served as drinks or part of a meal to spice up the event.

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3. Readily Available Fruits to Sell Anytime

The major material for this business is of course fruits. Nigeria is blessed with having fruits and the good thing is that there a lot of fruits making it a business of varieties.

Another great thing is that this is a business that can be done all year round as there is always a fruit that is in season and available which means this a business that will not be halted or stopped abruptly because of inadequate supply of material.

The great thing of this business is that it can be started on a small scale with little amount of money, of course with more money pumped into the business it will give the business a chance to grow faster and better, but if you do not have much money this is a business you can start conveniently with the little money you have.

You can start the business right from your home within your compound  or set it up just outside your home where you can easily sell to people that pass by or going through your area.

Requirements to Start Fruits Selling Business in Nigeria

1. Choose a Good Location

Now if you have the money, you can decide to rent a shop. When choosing a shop make sure you take a shop in a place where there are a lot of activities going on with a lot people moving around. You can choose to site your business at major bus centers, parks and offices and where there are a lot of commercial activities.

You can also site it in a place where there are few activities going on like residential areas but when doing this make sure you have enough people in the area to patronize you as well as not having competition around you.

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2. Materials and Tools to start Fruits Selling Business

You will need the following materials when starting the business, they include the following

TABLES: This will be needed for placing the fruits for selling and also for customers to make their choices.

Knifes for cutting the fruits into various slices will be needed as there will be customers that will not be interested in buying a whole fruit and will prefer a piece or slice of a fruit or different types of fruits.

You will also need means of packaging the fruits when customers buy their products such as nylon or poly bags and in some cases small containers or bowls for those who may want or prefer to eat their fruits at your shop.

That’s it…

This is definitely a good business to do as there is a possibility of making good profit from it. Do a good feasibility study before starting the business.

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To last long in the business, ensure that your fruits are always clean and fresh as well as making sure you treat your customers nicely to make sure they keep coming back.

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