Majority of Nigeria's over 180 million population buy Nestle's product on a daily basis, this is to tell you there is a huge market waiting for you out there already. Just like a blogger said; "Nestle Food has become the toast of the consuming public."
Now, to become a Nestle food items distributor there are some certain things you need to do, but don't be surprised they are not so difficult. Just consider these steps if you wish to become a distributor;
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Firstly, "ARE YOU READY TO PARTNER SUCH A BIG BRAND"? If you are ready, then you have to set your goals and objectives and map out a plan on how you wish to achieve them. Nestle is a huge brand, and if you wish to partner them you must put some certain logistics in place. If you are ready logistics wise, then you are good to apply for Nestle plc distributor partnership.
Also, what values can you add to Nestle as a distributor? Or do you wish to become a distributor because you want to make money? If you don't like a marketing and distribution role then please do not apply for this role with Nestle, because you may not find it easy.
You and I know if Nestle offers you a distributor role your financial fortunes have turned around, but that should not be your only focus, because if the money is your only focus, it is likely that you would fail and Nestle would show you the way out.
REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME A NESTLE DISTRIBUTOR
If you atleast least 3 years experience in the FMCG industry in Nigeria, then you have an edge. Nestle prefers its distributors have an in depth knowledge of the FMCG industry.
Financiaial capability is ver important if you wish to become a Nestle distributor. As an applicant you should have at least 3 million naira working capital monthly.
Nestle requires its distributors to have distribution vehicles, at least you should have 2 trucks before thinking of Nestle distributorship role.
In addition to very good trucks, you must have a decent warehouse where you can store up your products, you will be required to provide a warehouse having a minimum of 300 meters, and should be located in any of these states; Katsina, Benue, Kano, Ebonyi, Bauchi, Kwara, Kebbi, Zamfara, and Nassarawa. Others include Sokoto, Jigawa, Uyo, Ebonyi and Yobe states. In addition to the above, you should also have a manager including 3 salespersons at the minimum.
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Finally, you need to have a sound knowledge of the business you are about to embark on. Know your abilities and focus on your strength.