How to Sell Physical Products Online in Nigeria

In this post, I will teach you how to sell physical products directly to consumers or individual businesses here in Nigeria. Physical products are those products that are delivered physically to the buyers after purchase. Selling physical products online is one of the surest ways to make money online and that’s what I will teach you here.

Why Sell Physical Products Online ?

If you observe well, you will see with me that people like buying goods online now in Nigeria. That’s why online Sell physical Productsstores are booming in Nigeria. There are advantages when buying online, these includes;

  1. opportunity to compare prices
  2. window shopping
  3. comfort (getting the products right in your home safely)

So, people like to buy their products online more than going to the market. And that is why you should tap into this opportunity by selling physical products online now.

Where to Sell Physical Products Online

There are many options to start selling physical products online here in Nigeria. These are

  1. Create your online Store: The good thing is that you can create online store at a very cheap amount. Then add up your product pictures, descriptions and prices for potential buyers to see. The advantage of having your own online store is that you will keep all the sales profits without paying any commission to anybody. You can also have an affiliate system which allows other people to refer customers to buy from you. This may be a good ides friend…
  2. Collaborate with Existing Online Stores (partnership): If you don’t want to own your online store, you can decide to partner with already existing online stores in Nigeria and abroad. These are Konga, Jumia, Amazon etc. They have made it veryeasy for others who have physical products for sell to feature their products on their online stores. In this… sales profits are shared between yourself and your partner in an agreed percentage.
  3. selling physical products through iPhone or Android app: This is very popular these days as many potential buyers become very comfortable shopping from their mobile devices using mobile app. So you can create online store app and sell your products. This is a bit costlier to manage that the earlier two I mentioned before.

Examples of Physical Products you can Sell Online

There are many things you can sell online. These could be…

  1. Cloths and other fashion products and accessories (hot)
  2. Electronics
  3. Home gadgets
  4. Phones
  5. Computers, Laptops and accessories
  6. Beauty, health and personal care products
  7. Geerators and other power solutions like solar inversters and stabilizers
  8. Office equipment
  9. Musical equipment
  10. Engineering tools
  11. cars
  12. Foods
  13. books
  14. In fact anything money can buy can be sold online.

How to Start Selling Physical Products Online

Here are few tips to help you start selling physical products online…

1.Choose your Selling Platform: Like I explained earlier, you will either choose to create an online store or partner with existing online stores to sell your physical  products. Choose one.

2. Choose your Product(s) of choice: Just like people who want to start a physical shop or supermarket, you will need to make a name-list of products you will want to sell.

3. Acquire the products detail: get the product details either from online or nearby vendor. You can even purchase the products and keep (not recommended). You will use these product details (pictures, features, description and price) to list on your online store.

4. List your product online: The next thing is to list your products online using the details and pictures. After this you are ready to make sales.

5. Promote your Store: There are any ways to promote your store. You can choose any good advertising strategy to showcase your products to potential buyers.

6. Product Delivery: In terms of product delivery, I will advice you go for “Pay on Delivery System” to earn trust from potential buyers. Even big onlne stores in Nigeria like Konga and Jumia are using this strategy too.

My Advice:

  • Make sure you list products that will be accessible to you once a purchase is made.
  • Also check the listing price and be sure that you will have a gain even after delivery transport fees.
  • I don’t encourage you to buy the products and keep. Once a purchase is made online, you will receive a notification in your email. Then you can rush to the nearby market to buy the product and deliver to the buyer.
  • make sure you create an email list using a good autoresponder I recommend GetResponse or ArpReach. You will use this to send marketing messages your subscribers.

Your thoughts!

With physical product store, you business can become the next amazon. This might be a nice online business idea, what do you think?


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Ifiokobong Ibanga is a life coach, a mentor and an inspirational speaker. He like testing ideas to find out what works. Sure, he has made substantial income online, so he's knowledgeable enough to teach you. Chat Ifiokobong Ibanga on Twitter here: Follow @IfiokobongR Join me on Facebook Chat!

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  1. Chibuike says:

    Thank you for this great information. God bless you

  2. Tina Nweke says:

    Is a question mentor >>>1) How can i have or create online store of my own?
    2) like how many products will the store take in?
    3) Once an online is created, is it renewable?

    • Ifiokobong says:

      You can create an online store using WordPress with WooCommerce shopping plugin. You can add unlimited number of products. Yes it’s renewable. Hope that helps

  3. ola says:

    excellent sir, jah bles$ U, Pls Help Me With Personal Online Biz Method That Can Fetch Me Daily Income Startn From Today. Even If Smal Pls. Am Your Student.

  4. joseph theophilus adukanya says:

    I hope to refresh every title of your ideas.They are fantastic.

  5. Ade_suwa says:

    I av been trying to come up with something that can sell on my blog, since I av not started using AdSense or the affiliate program, but with is idea u just put up there, I think I can start up something good. thank you very much.

  6. Ben says:

    thanks for the tip but what do i do next after signing up on get response? i’m very new to all of these…

  7. ayilara says:

    I don’t regret knowing u. u are genius

  8. Idayat Ndaman says:

    Ifiokobong thank you so much for the enlightenment about internet business. I”ve physical products for sales. What type of blog or affiliate do I do?

  9. Joseph says:

    God will lift you higher. Thanks. What’s the cost for an affiliate shop. And how do I reach for negotiations or guidance in case I decide to do it on my own.

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