How to Start Recharge Card Business In Nigeria Easily (2023)

If you are finding new ways to earn money in the country, then you should try recharge card printing business. This venture is profitable and lucrative, no wonder many people are into it.


In Nigeria today, it is a common knowledge that recharge cards has become a necessity just like the food we eat. This is because communication is vital and since the emergence of the Telecommunication giants like MTN, GLO, ETISALAT and AIRTEL, purchasing recharge cards is essential to keep communicating via our smartphones.

Although, there are other ways of recharging our phones, the best means to recharge is by purchasing a recharge card. But what if i tell you that recharge card business in Nigeria has the potential of flooding money into your pockets on a daily basis if you know the technique behind it.

Forget the myth or lies you might have heard concerning recharge card printing business. Lies like- the profit margin is too small, it is stressful, e.t.c. One thing is certain in this business- there is always a high demand of these recharge cards as you do not need to source for customers. They will come to you and therefore, you are always guaranteed sales and patronage.

The Cost Of Starting Recharge Card Printing Business in Nigeria (2023)

To know how much to start a recharge card business in Nigeria, there are various levels as you either start as a dealer, a sub-dealer or a retailer. More details on each are given below

  • Recharge Card Dealers

You would need about ₦10 to ₦15 million if you would want to start as a mega dealer in recharge card business. Dealers make the highest profit when it comes to recharge card business because they deal directly with the telecommunication companies. They get recharge card pins from telecommunication companies, print in bulk and sell to the sub-dealers.

  • Sub-Dealers

To start off as a recharge card sub-dealer, you would require about ₦200,000 to ₦600,000 to kick off. These category of sellers, sell directly to retailers but buy from dealers. They are the middle-men between the dealers and retailers.

Depending on level of patronage, you should be pocketing profit of about ₦5,000 to ₦10,000 daily. Also note that sub dealers are merchants who sell printed recharge card PIN’s to retailers after buying from tier one dealers.

  • Retailers

These set of people are the ones we probably call recharge card sellers as they are found in streets, shops, markets e.t.c. Capital requirement for retailers is between ₦6,000 to ₦10,000.

Profit margin here is kind of low as it depends on your turnover on a daily basis. Nevertheless, profit is still guaranteed and you can do other business alongside selling recharge cards.

In this post we provide a detailed guide on how can you start recharge card printing business in Nigeria and other things you need know concerning the venture.

How to Start Recharge Card Printing Business in Nigeria

Another business idea related to selling recharge cards is recharge card printing. Nigerians involved in this kind of business have confessed to have made lumps of cash from it. This make recharge card printing business one of the reigning and most profitable business ideas in Nigeria.

To start your printing business, first you would need the pin codes which will be printed on the vouchers. As earlier stated, you can get these pins from major dealers. Sometimes, the pins are sent to you through your e-mail for a reduced price. Thanks to the internet, you can now find these trusted dealers online to purchase the pins.

If you are interested in engaging in such, below are tools and steps you would need to start off a successful recharge card business in Nigeria:

Step 1: Have A Business Plan

You must have a recharge card printing business plan as it would help you know the direction your business is going towards. In this plan, you should have an idea of the specifics of this business, the pros and cons and what it entails.

Step 2: Capital To Start Recharge Card Printing Business

You do not need to be a millionaire to start printing recharge card business. You would need money to purchase pins from dealers who sell in bulk and money to subscribe to the internet, printing machine and especially when you want to send and receive mails from dealers.

Step 3: A Computer with Internet access

Although, you might not need to own a personal computer but its preferable considering security risk of another hacking your mail to see your purchased pins. As said earlier, your computer will have the recharge card printing software and should be connected to the internet in order to print pins.

You should also install and anti-virus on your system as to keep your computer safe and secure from virus threat.

Step 4: Get A Printer To Print Out Recharge Card Pins

You would need the recharge card printing machine to print out the recharge card pins that you would be selling to the public.

Step 5: Get Recharge Card Printing Software

This software can be downloaded online. The recharge card business software will be used for de-encrypting the pin codes which are sent to you by the mega dealer.

Step 6: Find A Good Location To Start Your Recharge Card Business

Finding a location to begin your business is very vital. This can make or mar your business if you choose the wrong location. An advice we give is to always choose a site that is booming as it would help attract sales to your venture.

NB: You can also meet a trusted recharge card dealer to give you a device known to print vouchers and recharge cards if you cannot afford a printer or computer

How to make payment for Recharge Card PINs

Unless requested by the dealer to be done online, making payment for recharge card pins are usually paid through the bank to the dealers account choice. After which you send payment details to the dealer.

The dealer will then confirm that payment has been made and would send you the purchased recharge card pins via email(s). We do advice that you start printing out about 150 recharge pins and when you have built up customer loyalty, you can increase the figures.

Is Recharge Card Printing Business Lucrative?

Yes it is profitable with many advantages. This is because, people recharge their phones on a daily basis because of the need to make calls and send messages, so they will definitely buy cards to recharge their lines. Once you have customers, then you earn very well with this business idea.

The Author

Chizoba Ikenwa

Chizoba is a seasoned Information blogger, content developer and the founder of Nigerian Infopedia. He is a tech enthusiast who loves reading, writing and research


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  1. I want to print recharg card. Please, I need a Mega Dealer contact details.

  2. Same thing here with Lot. Please reply me with

    1. Please I want to print recharge card.
      I need mega dealer contact with necessary information

  3. Want to start as a retailer am in ogwashi-uku delta State please email me from

  4. I’m interested, how do I start the process. The Retailer option

  5. Chukwudi Azubuike

    This is a nice information. I would love to start as a Retailer,
    Please help me with the necessary contacts.

  6. Please I need to start this business please reply me

    1. I want to print recharge card.
      I need a mega dealer contact details……. please

  7. I want to print the cards…how do i meet a reliable dealer

  8. I want to print recharge as a sub dealer how do meet a reliable dealer. Please help me

  9. Yes I want to go in to the business,but I had that there is a specific company that has the licence to print recharge card in kwara state is that true or fuls,plz I need someone help me with these plz

  10. I want to start the business please where can I get a reliable dealer here’s in Benin

  11. Please I like to start as a sub dealer can I get a reliable dealer

  12. I want to start as a sub dealer recharge card printing, please how do I go about it and how do I get the contact of any dealer.

  13. How will I register

  14. I want to start up recharge card business as sub dealer, how do get major dealer that will sell the pins for .please reply me. I am in Benin

    1. Nwafor Amarachi Perpetual

      I want to be a sub dealer pls how do I get a reliable dealer in Enugu state.

  15. Wow! This is really great I would love to be a retailer in this business… Please help me out on how to get started. ASAP!

  16. Pls am interested. I want to be a retailer. How do I register

  17. Ojo moronkeji Isaiah

    I want to be a retailer contact me

    1. I am interested in this recharge card printing business please how can I start I need your help this is my contacts number help me. thanks so much my name is Christian

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    1. Mr. Sampson Chukwudi Nwekpa.

      Am interested to be a sub-dealer. How can I get the printing software and pins?

    2. I’m interested in the business and will love to partner with C and C limited

    3. Your information is good but no address and phone no Email please provide

    4. Am interested please.
      How do i get to your office

    5. Please I need to speak a dealer and start immediately.

  19. How do I meet a dealer

  20. How do I meet a good dealer in Lagos please

  21. please help me out
    am interested in printing recharge card

  22. I am interested in this business, how can I get the pin to start?

  23. How do I get a nice dealer here in Benin City Edo stste

    1. Kindly visit any network provider office to inquire. Thanks

  24. Please how can i get a good reliable mega dealer. Please reply me if you have any contact. Thanks in advance for your response.

  25. Olaniyan Temitope

    Comment:Please how will I pay


    Recharge card printing business is a lucrative one you can start with a minimum of N35,000 only. You can also make above N450,000 monthly printing recharges and vouchers with the right information and guides from
    For more information on how you can successfully start your recharge business and make profits from it with our free software and userguide,

      1. Am interested in the business. Want to be a dealer if possible.

    1. Mrs Akinlade Abiodun

      Interested in printing recharge card, and how do i go about it to get software and printer. Thanks

  27. I want to be sub dealer kindly assist with epin dealer

  28. Osokomaya Oluwaseyi Ayomikun

    Pls, interested to be a sub-dealer, I do I get the pin and the software?

  29. Uwomano Friday Elohor

    I want to start the business, how can I get the software?

  30. Demeateide Clement

    Am Demeateide Clement from Bomadi Delta State please i want to start the i need a dealer contact

  31. I need a Mega dealers contact and address
    I what to sub dealers

  32. I am in need of a good sealer

  33. How can I get a mega dealer please help with contact

  34. Pls I want start up the recharge card printing business. Pls connect me to a trusted dealer

  35. Connect me to a trusted dealer

  36. I need a good dealer

  37. Please I want to start as a retailer first, what to do. Please help me out

  38. I want to start the business

  39. I have a printing software here also.

  40. I need a reliable mega dealer that will always have mtn and glo card instock

  41. Am interested how can i connect with a dealer online or in imo state

  42. I am interested, please connect me with a dealer

  43. i am interested,pls connect me to a dealer

  44. I need a mega dealer contact….or can someone be a mega dealer with 2m

  45. I want to start as a sub-dealer or recharge cards. How do I get a mega dealer to register with? Also necessary basic information/lecture/training. Thank you.

  46. Please, I need contact of a direct dealer, I want to deal as a sub dealer

  47. I want to know where I could get trained in Delta State

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