Its Saturday afternoon when the team from Tassmatt Limited delivered and installed the brand new 200L milk atm to a customer in Nairobi Kawangware, the happy customer had previous day made an order online at www.tassmatt.com and was followed by a phonecal from Tassmatt representative.
According to wikipedia, the 2009 Kenya Population and Housing Census, Kawangware’s population was 133,286 people at this time. It is estimated that 65% of the population are children and youths. Most inhabitants live on less than $2 (although they earn in shillings) a day and unemployment is high; many are self-employed traders. There is a diversity of ethnic backgrounds. Kawangware slum has more posho mills than bars, making it an ‘ugali nation’ for its over 130,000 mouths whose palates, unlike those of other Nairobians, have no time for supermarket unga, the grade-one sifted maize meal favoured by middle-class stomachs.
This according to Mr Wanjau, the investor of the new milk atm is an ideal area for milk business, the high population with low income would get affordable safe milk from as low as 10Kshs.
Mr Wanjau has setup the milk business as an add-on to his local shop that he sells common day to day household commodities.
“I am very delighted and happy, i normally don’t do online shopping by today i got a sure bet, the machine is here, its working well, the support and advice from Tassmatt team is on another level, i would recommend anyone who wants to invest on a milk atm to consult Tassmatt, they are the wizzards, am looking foward to install two other machine before August” Said Mr Wanjau
About Milk ATM Business in Kenya
The milk ATM business in Kenya has gained popularity in recent years, especially in urban areas where there is a high demand for fresh and affordable milk. Milk ATMs are essentially vending machines that dispense milk from a refrigerated storage unit. Customers can use their mobile phones to pay for the milk, which is dispensed into their own containers.
To start a milk ATM business in Kenya, you will need to follow these steps:
- Conduct market research: Before starting any business, it is important to understand the market demand, competition, and pricing. Research the local market to determine the demand for fresh milk, the competition, and the pricing of other milk products.
- Identify a suitable location: Look for a location that is easily accessible and visible to potential customers. The location should be close to residential areas and have access to a reliable source of electricity and water.
- Obtain the necessary licenses and permits: To operate a milk ATM business in Kenya, you will need to obtain the necessary licenses and permits from the relevant government authorities. This includes a business permit from the county government and a food hygiene certificate from the Ministry of Health.
- Purchase and install the milk ATM machine: Purchase a high-quality milk vending machine that is designed to dispense fresh milk. Install the machine in a visible and secure location, and ensure that it is regularly maintained and cleaned.
- Source high-quality milk: Work with local dairy farmers or milk processors to ensure a steady supply of high-quality milk. Ensure that the milk is fresh and safe for consumption, and that it is stored at the correct temperature.
- Market your business: Use social media, local newspapers, and flyers to promote your milk ATM business. Offer discounts and promotions to attract new customers, and provide excellent customer service to retain existing customers.
Overall, the milk ATM business in Kenya can be a profitable and rewarding venture, provided that you conduct thorough research, obtain the necessary licenses and permits, and provide high-quality and affordable milk to your customers