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How to Start Computer Selling Business in Nigeria

The computer is very necessary to do anything in the modern world. Taking a step to start a computer selling business in Nigeria is a good idea that you need to nurture to make green income.

If you are planning to start this business, Nigeria has a large market for it. It is without a doubt a good place for you to market your product. Many Nigerians believe that everyone deserves a computer to carry out some assignment. They are not wrong.

People who have not purchased or owned a personal computer (PC) yet are willing to have one. Because of their desire to have this technological device, they do not mind paying any amount a computer is sold for. Students, civil servants, farmer and other people across all wolks of life rely on the performance and capacity of the computer. If they do not use it for their businesses, they use it to communicate and to promote their products.

There are many aspects of the computer business. you can decide to deal with computer sales, repairs and maintenance or sales of spare parts. All these avenues bring money. So, leverage on the one that works for you and key into it squarely.

In this article, however, I will be focusing on sales aspect of computers business. I am referring to sales of computers and computer operation services.

The Market For Computer Selling Business in Nigeria (A Case Study of Nigeria Campus Environments)

Anywhere in the country is a good place for you to start your computer selling business. But there are some areas where you will sell more than others. The area where you can sell most is the campus areas in the country. In the campus environment, the demand is friendly at all time and everyone is looking for a computer to do their work easily and swiftly.

Some campuses are fortunate to get this product easily while some do not. Since the academic environment cannot do without research, both students and lecturers have a demand for a computer. Thus, selling computers or operating a computer selling business in this area will go a long way in meeting their needs towards achieving brilliant academic strides.

Some campuses in Nigeria where you can operate a computer business are listed below:

  1. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife,
  2. University of Uyo, Uyo
  3. Amadu Bello University, Zaria
  4. University of Lagos, Lagos
  5. University of Ibadan, Ibadan
  6. University of Benin, Edo State
  7. University of Calabar, Calabar
  8. Etc.

Making Money From Computer Importation and Sales

Beyond selling of computers or providing of computer operations services on campuses or cities in Nigeria, you can also involve in the importation of the product. Involving in the importation of computers and computer accessories means that you will have access to sell new or used products. Subsequently, many people will believe in your brand.

Being an importer, you can sell at wholesale or retail to major distributors in the country. If your interest is in computer importation, it is advisable to locate your office in the major towns and cities. Anywhere else is still ok, but the state capitals and commercial centres look more promising.

Getting and siting your office in the major towns and cities will reduce your cost of transportation. This is because of the closeness to demand and supply.

Benefits of Doing Computer Selling Business in Nigeria

There are so many benefits of selling computers or doing computer selling business of any form in Nigeria. The following are some of the advantages:

(1) It is a Lucrative Business:

There a lot of people who need computers in Nigeria. You can sell computers and offer computer services to individuals, companies as well as the government. Students are even your main customers and business owners as well. If they don’t buy the product, they will buy the accessories. If they don’t come for repairs, they will come for computer operator services. As such the business is lucrative and evergreen.

(2) It Gives Job Security:

This business will save you from any anxiety which normally emanates from boss-steward relationships. Here, you are not working for someone or under anyone. In your office, you are the boss. You cannot sack yourself unless you just want to quit the business. The business keeps running in as much you are still active or any of your family members is.

(3) It Is Highly Demanded:

It is a product that many people need. Or, putting it the other way around, it has an ever-increasing demand. As such, ensure that your product is available every time. That is, you have stock always. With this, you continue making money every day.

Business Strategies For Success

Every business needs a good strategy to excel. You can make use of the following strategies to sustain your business:

  1. Snap your product with a good camera. Then, post the pictures online or share with friends on social media. Conscientiously convince your respective clients and customers that the goods are good and available.
  2. Know the choice of your customers. Maintain good relationship with your customers. Spend much time, about 75% to build your customer relationship.
  3. Make sure that your company is different from others. Your company’s policy must protect the interest of your customers.

Things You Need Before Starting your Business

Fund/Capital:

You need to get enough fund to start your business. It is a business that will require a minimally huge amount of money to kick off. Because it requires a substantial money to commence, do not borrow cash to start the business. Doing so is taking a very risky risk. However, you may not need much money if you start on a small-scale. You can be a retailer if your money is not much.

Ware House/Shop:

You need to have or rent a shop as the warehouse for your goods. This warehouse must be secured in a way that no thief can break into the shop.

Technological Aide:

To communicate with people electronically, you need a good website and an active email service. Make sure you are active online.

You can have accounts on the social media such as Facebook, Tweeters, and Instagram. Besides, you need air conditioner(s) where your products are kept.

The purpose of this is to keep your computers trendy and active online. Cool weather will enhance the performance of the computers. So, ensure there is proper aeration in your shop or warehouse. Use fans and air conditioners for this.

Get A Good Business Plan:

It is necessary that you have a good business plan. This will make you know the cost of the business. you will also be able to draft useful success strategies and strategies for effective management of the business. This will also cover the administrative structure of your business.

Business Management

The management structure should be in your business plan already. Make sure that you pay your staff as at when due. You must monitor what your employees are doing. As the owner of your company, you need to teach your staff how to set and get goals in whatever they are doing.

Business Registration

To get a license from the government to start running your business, you must register your company under the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria (CAC). This can be done in any state of the federation where you have your business. You also need to pay your tax regularly so that your business will keep running smoothly.

How To Advertise Your Computer Selling Business in Nigeria

You can advertise your business in Nigeria in different ways, advertisement in social media platforms. This includes such platforms as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google Plus, etc. While doing this, you need a good picture of the goods you have in your shop or warehouse. Let your customers see, clearly, the types of products you have. They must be convinced that your goods are available every time they need it.

You can also create short videos which show the major features of your computer selling business. If it is a video, remember to let your viewers know that you care about your customers’ welfare. Convince them that your product is outstanding. This will make people outside the country to know your products and location of the business.

Summary

The computer business is a lucrative business. Many people desire to get a personal computer. As such, the demand will always drive in more sales, in as much as you make the products available and on time. While in the business, ensure that your products are quality ones. Try to find out what others are doing. Endeavor to leverage on their strengths and weaknesses to have a share of the market. With this, you will go very far in the business. please, kindly leave a comment behind

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