The egg-selling business is one of the most profitable poultry-related businesses in the Philippines that benefits many small to medium egg vendors around the country. Ever since the pandemic broke out more than two years ago, people who started selling eggs door-to-door are now making more profit compared to when they started. In this article, we examine some of the most successful vendors who started the egg-selling business during the pandemic.
How this Egg-selling Business is Born
Teodoro Valencia of Malvar, Batangas has been a tricycle driver for seven years until COVID-19 struck the country in early 2020. He was barely making a living and the pandemic made his family’s life more miserable until he stumbled into an egg-selling business that would later change his life forever.
When the government ordered a total lockdown in May 2020, public transport was also banned. As a tricycle driver, he made little money servicing people to and from the public market. Several days later, only vehicles that deliver essential goods were allowed so he decided to try something new.
Teodoro borrowed P20,000 from his OFW sister and went to San Jose, Batangas to buy 110 trays of table eggs. The total cost was P18,920. He used the remaining money to buy his family’s rice for a week, and gasoline.
It was the morning of May 18 when he purchased the eggs and after returning home at 11:00 AM, he spared no time and started selling the eggs in the rural Barangays of Malvar and Balete. He brought just 40 trays and all were sold out before 5 pm. The next day, the remaining 70 trays were sold out in the neighboring rural Barangays of Tanauan before 3 pm.
After selling all of the eggs (with less than 20 broken – sold separately), he grossed a total amount of P23,100. With a net capital of P18,920, he made a gross profit of P4,180 in just two days of selling. Less P300 worth of gasoline and P100 for broken eggs, he made a clean net profit of P3,780, something he never earned in a week for being a passenger tricycle driver.
How He Runs His Egg-selling Business
Teodoro purchased the eggs directly from the farm so he got the cheapest price of P172 per tray (medium). He then sold them for P210 per tray (P7) each. Most of his customers on his first day were from sari-sari stores that also resell eggs for P8 to P9. Since people were stocking foods in fear of panic buying, most households aside from sari-sari stores bought one to two trays.
Sometimes, success in business could be a result of necessity and this is exactly what happened to Ka Teody. Making a net income of P3,780 in just over a day of selling eggs house-to-house is more than profitable.
In the following days after the first day of success, Ka Teody sold eggs every other day as he is buying during his off-selling days. In just two months, he paid his OFW sister in full, and by January 2021, he purchased a used Suzuki Multicab as his capacity grow rapidly. By November 2021, he had two Multicabs servicing Lipa, Malvar, Tanauan, Santo Tomas, Alaminos, San Pablo, Balete, Talisay, and Laurel. At the time of this writing, Ka Teody already made history and has built his own egg warehouse in his backyard so he can purchase and hold stocks in bulk.
Similar Business Thrives in another Province
The same egg-selling business strategy was employed by a single mom named Elisa in Leon, Iloilo. Though she started with 50 trays, the result was the same even though the eggs there cost higher than those in Batangas. Elisa followed the same path having her own Multicab delivering eggs daily in rural Iloilo.
Can Selling Eggs Make You Rich?
The big answer is yes. Just ask Ka Teody how his egg business changed the future of his family, and Elisa, who might not be rich yet but have a far better life than before.
The food business in general is a profitable business since people need to eat. Whether it is meat or eggs, the result would be the same. The only difference is you need a different approach and equipment to deal with frozen meat. The most important thing to succeed is perseverance and drive. Both are not business-minded people but because of their needs, they tried and eventually succeed.
Regardless of how big or small your capital is, if you don’t have the will and passion, you will fail.
Common Questions Related to Egg-selling Business
How to start an egg supply business in the Philippines?
The egg supply business also known as the egg distribution business involves the sourcing and supplying of eggs to individuals, supermarkets, bakers, industries, companies, and malls. It is a very lucrative business that anyone can start by making massive profits from the incessant supply. You can start with a few trays to hundreds depending on your capital and transportation resources. There is a big advantage of the egg-selling business to succeed if you do the delivery.
How to start an egg delivery business?
Starting an egg delivery business in the Philippines is easy if you have a motorcycle, tricycle, or a multicab and are willing to do door-to-door delivery. All you have to do is to buy eggs directly from farms and sell them to populated residential areas like subdivisions or Brgy centers where the majority of people live. If you have a motorcycle, you can start with 20 trays to test the waters.
Can you make a living selling eggs?
Absolutely! You can make at around P50 to P75 cents per egg or P15 to P22.5 per tray. Selling 20 to 30 trays per day during your first week is easily achievable giving you P300 to P675 of gross profit if you have a motorcycle. If you can carry 50 trays on your motorcycle, that is a massive profit.
How do you package eggs for sale?
For your egg-selling business including deliveries, you must prepare empty carton trays for fast handling and safety of the eggs.
Egg-selling business in the Philippines has its own challenges like broken eggs and volatile prices but if we take a look at the bigger picture, selling eggs is a profitable and sustainable business. Eggs are one of the most important table foods and a quick source of protein for many Filipinos and without them, many could not afford to buy expensive side dishes like fish and meat.
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