Many people do not trust their tap water and will opt for purified water. Buying bottled water can be costly. A 500ml bottle can cost between N$10 and N$20. Our concept is the sell bottled water (from your Water Bar), but also offer a refill service where consumer can bring back the bottle and refill at less than N$1 per litre.
Our target markets for the water bar are entrepreneurs starting out in the water business with limited capital. This is ideal for grocers, garages and convenience stores; in fact any shop can have this installed. We offer installation and maintenance.
It is a reverse Osmosis System purification system connected to a glass tank. The glass tank has a tap and is used to dispense water. This water can be sold per liter, or if you are a business that wants to offer pure water to your clients and staff, just set up a communal area
Water shops are part of the fast-growing water business worldwide and they are the lowest cost method to sell purified drinking water. Water Shops are a business with very low start-up costs for anyone that wants to get into the water business. It is a very simple business to run and can easily be profitable.
Water stores fill the need for low cost safe drinking water that taste great. Most people in Namibia will buy it because it tastes great or they do not trust the quality of water coming from their taps. The water shops in developing countries can provide very safe and great tasting water that people can afford to buy. There are many places in the world where people have to get up very early in the morning to go collect water from shallow wells that are unsafe and many times look like a mud puddle. There can be a solution to this problem in any city or town that has a water source
In most cases water stores are a smaller size bottling plant with the same type of equipment as the larger manual filling bottling plants. The big difference is they don’t need to store the water or the bottles because people re-fill their own bottles with fresh great tasting drinking water. There is no bottle cost or expensive delivery cost so they can sell the water for less and still be very profitable. To give you a better idea about what type of water shop equipment you will need for a standard water shop, many people will use a setup similar to the following:
There are several different options for safe, bottled drinking water. The first option is to buy bottled water from a store such as a grocery store, yet most times this ends up costing up to N$25.00 a gallon for smaller bottles such as 5 liters. On sale, lower cost 1 gallon bottles of water will cost you about N$5.00. People do not want to pay prices this high, which is what creates demand for water stores even in well-established areas. Another option is home delivery, but that costs on an average about N$75 per five gallons of water or N$12.50 a gallon. Some people do enjoy home deliveries, and with a water shop it is possible to set up your own home delivery routes if you have a means of transporting the water to customers for home delivery.