Last Updated on May 4, 2017 by Ope Quadri
Do you want to start recharge card printing business in your area? In this guide we’ll share with you how to buy the machine and turn to distributor in your community.
The price of the machine ranges between N80,000 to N120,000, depending on the quality, maker, and capacity of such machine.
Whatever the case is, the main purpose is to printing recharge cards of all networks: glo, mtn, airtel, etisalat (9mobile) and other vouchers available in Nigeria.
NOTE: Printing of recharge card isn’t limited to the machine, there is also software that can be downloaded to aid printing vouchers.
But let’s delve more into how recharge card printing machine works for the benefit of those who are making business plan along that line.
There are some you could get for 60k,some 70k while some is 80K but if you have a laptop, you don’t need the machine, what you need is the software.
Recharge card software
Recharge card software is always cheaper than the machine ,but you’ll need a laptop plus personal printer to use the software.
Recharge card printing software ranges between 25-#30,000, depending on the company or dealer..
How to print from the machine
1) To print telecom vouchers from your machine, you’ll have to deposit into the account associated with the machine, just like the way your phone works, without credit you can’t make calls, likewise the machine.
The machine has a dedicated account which you make deposit into. After getting the machine, you need a minimum deposit of #10,000.
The higher the money you deposit into the machine account, the higher the number of vouchers you are able to print. So it’s been simplified to suit you.
Without recharging it by depositing money into the account you can’t print cards.
2) Once the deposit is done into the machine account, the bank credit the machine back with that same amount.
Once that is done, based on dealer’s negotiation with the network company.
Is recharge card printing business profitable?
Recharge card printing is a lucrative business considering the number of Nigerians that use mobile phones and still use the conventional method of recharge top up.
Even though online recharge card/top up is doing great, millions of Nigerians still buy paper recharge cards.
If you’re financially buoyant to get the voucher printing machine, then you could start selling at cheaper prices in your community to have upper hands over other retailers.
You could even be supplying other small sellers around