Okrika Clothes (second hand wears like shirts, trousers, suit, undies, bags, shoes etc) is a business that many new entrepreneurs are looking forward to start because of the high demand for affordable and durable clothes in Nigeria.
Okrika means a lot to so many people especially the youths, the low-income earners and fashion freaks. So many Nigerians today are wearing okrika knowingly or unknowingly. Most of the stock boutique you see around the road and streets are mostly been stock with first grade okrika.
The okrika business is a fast selling business in Nigeria that hundreds and thousands of people are looking for how to make success in okrika business.
The business is one that require little start-up capital and have readily available market.
You don’t require any technical skills, experience or a university degree to start okrika business, just the right business mindset you are free to go. You can locate someone who has been in the business for a longer time to put you through the intrigues of the business. Low start-up capital. The business does not require large start-up capital. With #20,000 –#50,000 you can get started. Many people tend to purchase okrika wears because they believe it last longer and are made of good materials than the so called new ones. This also send a positive signal to how lucrative the business is.
This is a very important aspect to consider before starting your okrika business. This is what tells if you’ll succeed or not. If you get it wrong, you’ll definitely quit and cry. Your location depend on the kind of wears you want to sell, For example, if you wish sell kids’ clothes, it is a good idea to set up a shop close to a kids’ school (e.g primary school or day care center) or an amusement park for children. If you want to sell wears for the big boys and girls, you can set up your okrica business in a university campus or even as a student you can stuff them into your box and show them to your roommates, hall mates, classmates etc. they will surely buy from you.
You can also locate your okrika business preferably close to a very busy road or junction which connects two busy streets. When deciding the class and type of okrika wears to sell, you should consider the type of people living or plying the area where your shop would be located. Poor neighbourhood would most likely buy second or third grade okrika clothing unlike richer neighbourhood that would rather go for first class and quality fairly used clothing.
You can also make your business mobile, move about to schools, offices and places where many people gather – churches, mosque, conference centres, etc.
The secondhand market sector in Nigeria has expanded over the last couple of decades to cities across the country including Ibadan, Enugu, Kano, Onitsha, and Port-Harcourt amongst others. They’re welcomed by a burgeoning target market dominated by low-income earners and part of the shrinking middle class that can no longer afford brand new clothing.
You can start sell online by opening a page on any social media platform and promote your pages, you can also open a website and specify you are into second hand clothing, people will patronize you.