Would you like to start buying and selling cement on a LARGE SCALE? Do you want to become a distributor for cement producers like Dangote, BUA, IBETO, LAFARGE WAPCO, etc? I know you have been looking for how to start buying and selling cement. I understand. You have been trying your possible best to become a distributor of Dangote.
Yeah, several people have been mislead and scammed by fraudsters. Several have lost their hard earned money doing it all on their own. If you really want to make it big time as an entrepreneur, then get a mentor. Not just anybody but someone with proven results. Copy what they do, and not what they tell you to do.
Today, it has become very easy to become a distributor of Dangote; which is rated as the biggest (and possibly the best) cement producer in West Africa. How are you so sure I will make money by becoming a distributor of Dangote I understand.
It’s okay for you to doubt. But know this: there’s a very high demand for cement in Africa. With the on-going construction going on around Africa, you can make a lot of money within a 1-year period of becoming a cement distributor of Dangote.
Two years ago, Ronald Nzimora (a top copywriter, and information marketing strategist), started an haulage firm with two trucks; leased it to Dangote and made close to a Million Naira doing nothing (he still makes millions leasing his trucks to Dangote).
If he could make close to a Million naira leasing his trucks to Dangote, then tell me; how much you stand to make as a distributor? In this blog post, I will reveal the ULTIMATE secrets to becoming a distributor of Dangote cement, and I will also give you tips on how to start your cement distribution firm. All I need from you is your attention and willingness to act on instructions.
Table of Content
- Why Become a Cement Distributor for Dangote?
- How Much Money Can I Make as a Distributor of Dangote Cement?
- 5 Facilities you Need to Put in Place to Get Started as a Distributor for Dangote Cement
- 1. You Need to Write a Business Plan for your Cement Company
- 2. Study the Competition
- 3. You Need a Warehouse
- 4. You Need to Arrange for a Vehicle
- 5. Learn from the Gurus and not the “GOOROS”
Why Become a Cement Distributor for Dangote?
a. Nigeria, and Africa at large is developing rapidly; just at the population is rising. Infrastructures are being erected and cement is a fundamental material for construction work such as bridges, roads, houses, monuments, etc.
b. With the huge population in Nigeria and Africa at large, coupled with the present housing problems facing the government; this means that there is a present and future demand for cement; as the government and private real estate investors try to meet the housing needs.
c. The federal government of Nigeria is currently implementing a plan that will require cement to be used for road construction. If you have foresight, you will know what this means. Remember what happened to the price of flour and cassava when the federal government made a policy that cassava flour should be the composite material used for baking bread, instead of the conventional wheat flour?
d. Dangote Cement is currently the dominant and leading cement company in Nigeria. Thanks to the business acumen of its founder “Aliko Dangote”, a formidable management team and a strong distribution network (Dangote currently have over 3000 trucks registered under the brand).
e. For the records, Dangote Cement PLC is currently the biggest cement company in the world with factories spread across Africa; and with the future potential to export to the rest of the world. It is high time you align yourself with the rapidly growing company that is backed by a strong management.
How Much Money Can I Make as a Distributor of Dangote Cement?
Listen: As at the time of conducting this research and writing this article, a bag of cement directly from the factory goes for N2,700; and you are only allowed to purchase a minimum of 600 bags (a truckload of cement is 600 bags). If you supply the 600 bags at the retail price of N3,000; that’s about N180,000 from just one trip Now, how much do you think you will make if you go 3X in one day! That’s a whopping N540,000 daily!
Now you may not have the capital to purchase 600 bags at a go, but that doesn’t stop you from doing this business. You can align with two or more people, form a corporation or company, become a distributor, buy your cement produce and split it accordingly amongst yourselves.
How to Become a Registered Cement Distributor for Dangote Cement PLC
The following documents are required before you begin application:
- A copy of the certificate of company registration from the CAC (Corporate Affairs Corporation)
- A scanned copy of the bank reference letter
- A detailed application letter to become a credible distributor
- Passport of the company’s CEO
- And a minimum purchase of one trailer (600 cement bags monthly on cash & carry basis)
Feel free to send completed applications to [email protected]
or call Customer Care hotlines: 01-4616193, 01-4616196 and 01-4630569.
You can also contact the Group’s head of corporate communications in Ikoyi:
Union Marble House,
1 Alfred Rewane Road, Falomo,
5 Facilities you Need to Put in Place to Get Started as a Distributor for Dangote Cement
A business plans gives you direction and open your eyes to the wealth of resources you have at your disposal. Who are your target prospects? How much would it take you to start a cement business and haul products to your selling point? What things can you add to make your product more superior than your competitors? These are question you must answer in your business plan.
2. Study the Competition
Who’s your competition? What are they doing that you can do better? You need to study and understand their strengths and weaknesses. This is your advantage!
3. You Need a Warehouse
You will need a ware house to accommodate at least, a minimum of 500 – 1,000 cement bags. You can also talk to the town leaders in your vicinity, about allocating a space for you to store your cements. It is advisable to rent a ware-house to prevent unexpected occurrences
4. You Need to Arrange for a Vehicle
If you can afford to buy a supply vehicle (possibly a van or mini truck), then get one. It will help you sell faster, and make work more convenient for you. A haulage truck will also be needed to haul your cement products from the factory at Obajana, Kogi state or Benue state. However, you don’t need to own the truck, a pay per delivery contract will do.
5. Learn from the Gurus and not the “GOOROS”
Do you know why there are so many struggling businesses in Africa today? It’s because they have been listening to the “GOOROS.” To succeed in this business, you need to speak with someone already in the GAME. Learn from someone with a cement business outside your community.
Many established business owners are happy to give advice to serious entrepreneurs. They love industrious young people, and are ready to go the extra-mile in helping them Don’t be scared. The worst answer you will ever get is a “NO.” Rejection is part of the game.
In conclusion, I want to restate that there is so much money to be made as a cement distributor. Even right here in NIGERIA, you can still function as a cement distributor while still working your day job. Isn’t this amazing? You can make a realistic profit of N700,000 monthly by distributing cement. All you need is ACTION, hard work, and determination!
However, you must bear in mind that no business is hassle-free, so expect some challenges while venturing into this business. It is your ability to deal with these challenges effectively that will make you a successful cement distributor.
Finally, I want you to also know that there are other great cement companies out there like LAFARGE WAPCO, IBETO, BUA, etc. So feel free to contact them and become their distributor. I wish you the best.
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