How i Started Doing Business In Brazil ~ WalkBrazil4K Travel Blog

Thursday, September 30, 2021

How i Started Doing Business In Brazil

When I got to Brazil, I wanted to sell online so I would have the time to travel around Brazil and vlog because I am in the hospitality business, But I saw someone that wanted to sell his goods and he wanted to leave the spot where he was selling from and he told me about it and this was 1 month after I arrived in Brazil, the guy wanted to leave brazil.


I have always wanted to get a shop but I just hate sitting in one spot, lol, I love the delivery business because I can travel and get to know different places, I got to know a lot of places because I deliver to Brazilians, I sell TV box and most times I even have to fix it for the client to make sure everything is working fine before I leave, because in Brazil they love delivery, if you add delivery to your business you would go far, even if you want me to deliver 1 power bank I will, we always charge the client for delivery.


I bought the goods from the guy and also purchased the spot where I pay the shop owner a monthly fee, but the only issue was that it is a space in front of the shop not inside, lol.


I came to Brazil with enough and I was not lacking anything when I arrived in Brazil, so at first, I was saying to myself, shey big boy like me go come day sell in front of a shop, lol. But I had no choice the location was strategic and the guy told me how much he makes daily, in naira he makes 30-35k daily, and on a good day he makes above 50k naira in a day and if that day is not good he might make like 20k naira or even 10k, I was like this is destiny, you can't run away from it, I have always wanted to sell in one spot but I had no time.


So I stayed there and started selling just like that, I didn't plan it, and I had zero knowledge of the language, lol, I had zero knowledge of selling in one spot, online business is totally different, I even lost a lot, most times clients would ask me about some stuff that I have and I would say I don't because in português 2 words can mean one thing.eg battery can be called bateria and pilha, so you understand what I mean now.


As I started selling I loved it, and I was proud of my job, I also started learning how to fix wristwatches, I have never done it before in my life, most of the watches that I sell I change the batteries myself and some are more complicated you need the right tools but I still do it, there are some that I have to take back to the company to change because if I do it myself I lose the warranty.


One time I got a message from a client who wanted to buy 30  watches and I did not have up to 30, I called my supplier got the watches and gave the client and I made money without stressing, the client came to the spot where I sell, he waited for me and I rushed down to my supplier and got the goods, so having a spot gives your clients rest of mind.


Starting that small business made me grow, I was able to register my business and pay tax, I was able to collect a license that allows me to stay in front of the shop, I was able to start buying from a major wristwatch and electronics company in brazil because I love to sell originals it gives me peace of mind, it has a 1year warranty, lol. I also get discounts.


So now I have been able to get a small shop and I left that spot for my brother and he makes money daily, you know the location of your business matters a lot, I was able to build my online business very well because I had a place where clients could see me face to face and buy from me, I have a website where I sell and people around me would just come down to where I sell and buy and E-commerce business in Brazil is great, the trick is getting the right supplier and then give discounts, people shop with the credit cards in Brazil because it enables you to split the payment and pay 6x or 12x,6x in 6months, if what you are buying is 60 reais, you pay 10 reais monthly, it makes your life easy.


So that is why I said if you are humble and you remove any form of shyness, you would go far, I just had to adapt, in brazil, most foreigners love to do business the Chinese, Japanese, Senegalese, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis they love to do business, even Nigerians, my main wholesale supplier is a Chinese man.

2 comments:

  1. I have been reading your blog post about how were you able to secure a visa to Brazil 🇧🇷. If you can guide me I would not mind

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