To become a Nestle distributor in Nigeria, first, you will need to be qualified. So what are the requirements for qualification? See the information below:
First, you should have considerable experience. Nestle prefers its distributors to have at least 5 years experience. Since experience forms an important part of the requirements, it is therefore very necessary that you strongly consider this option when applying for distributorship.
Provision of a Warehouse Facility
Having a fairly large warehouse facility is important. This will be used for the storage and holding of products. To become a distributor of Nestle, 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.
Meeting the minimum financial requirement is very important to achieving your set target of becoming a Nestle distributor in Nigeria. Interested individuals are required to have a minimum of 5 million naira monthly working capital. This is in addition to a 50 million naira average turnover.
The Provision of Vehicles
Nestle requires its distributors to have delivery vehicles in the form of trucks. At least 3 (which is Nestle’s minimum) of such vehicles should be provided by the interested would-be distributor.
Having in Place a Feedback Mechanism
Having a feedback mechanism in place is very important to becoming a Nestle Food distributor in Nigeria. The feedback mechanism ensures that there is easy flow of information between Nestle and you. Why is this important? Because it captures vital information such as customer preferences, choices, changing perception on products and lots of other vital information. Your position as a distributor is very strategic in providing most of this information.