No matter where you are in the Philippines, every corner you turn will have a sari-sari store. Most of these stores will have a freezer full of delicious ice cream treats. After all, sweet frozen snacks aren’t just refreshing; they’re also a great source of income. If you’re looking for ways to add value to your sari-sari store or simply want to earn money on the side, getting into the ice cream business might be your next best move. Here are some of the top ice cream brands in the Philippines that can help you get started:
Top 7 Ice Cream Brands for Resellers
1) Selecta Ice Cream
Selecta makes it incredibly easy for Pinoys to become a reseller. In fact, they have a dedicated Facebook page for their ‘ka-negosyo,’ where they offer updates and tips about growing your ice cream business.
If you want to become a Selecta Ice Cream reseller, you just have to follow these steps:
Step 1: Answer their Selecta Ice Cream Store Application form.
They will ask for your full name, business name, address, contact number, and email address. They will also ask you how long you’ve been in business and why you want to sell Selecta Ice Cream.
Just click submit after you answer the form.
Step 2: Prepare your requirements and wait for a Selecta representative to give you a call.
Selecta’s sales team will give you a call or reach out to you via email to discuss your business plans and schedule an on-site inspection.
They will assess your store’s location, business capability, and electrical suitability.
While you’re waiting for the sales team to contact you, you need to prepare the following:
- Permits (Business, Mayor’s, DTI, Barangay)
- Two valid IDs
- Two billing statements
Step 3: Make your initial payment
Like many ice cream distributors, Selecta will let you “borrow” one of their refrigerators. You have a few to choose from, and they will suggest which one is best for your location and type of store. They will also teach you how to maintain the fridge so you’re sure it’s always in tip-top shape.
Your initial investment can cost around Php10,000, including the selection of ice cream products you wish to sell. According to those who have tried selling Selecta ice cream, they earn up to Php30,000 a month.
2) Creamline Ice Cream
Creamline is another brand you can consider for your ice cream reselling business. It’s also very easy to apply as a reseller, and the initial investment is affordable. Here’s what you need to do:
Step 1: Send a message to their official Facebook page
Creamline only has one official Facebook page (here). They will send you an official form that you need to fill out. They will ask for your name, store name, home address, contact number, and email address.
Step 2: Schedule a site inspection
After your initial conversation with a Creamline sales agent, they will schedule a site inspection. If your store location passes that inspection, they will ask for additional documents, which include a valid ID, proof of billing, permits, and certifications if necessary.
Step 3: Wait for your freezer and Creamline products
After you’ve submitted all the necessary documents and requirements, a Creamline salesperson will arrange the delivery of the freezer and products. The initial investment is only Php4,500.
You can also opt to get the products that will lower your initial investment. For example, Creamline also gives back 5% of your initial investment through their electricity subsidy program if you always purchase Php4,500 worth of products.
3) Aice Ice Cream
Recently, more and more sari-sari stores have included Aice Ice Cream in their inventories. It’s also very easy to apply as an Aice Ice Cream reseller. Follow these steps:
Step 1: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
After emailing the Aice sales team, they will ask you to fill out a form. Provide your name, email address, home address, and phone number. You also need to provide details about your store and its electric capacity.
Step 2: Wait for the assessment and site inspection
The Aice representatives will assess your information and forward your application to a distributor near you.
The distributors will then visit your store, ask for other necessary documents, and talk to you about your initial payment.
Step 3: Wait for the delivery of your supplies
Once representatives approve your application and your store’s location, they will come back with your supplies. This includes the Aice freezer and your choice of ice cream products.
The initial announcement costs around Php9,000 to Php10,000. We have a more detailed article about being an Aice reseller here. It also has a list of products you can choose from.
4) Big Scoop Ice Cream
Big Scoop Ice Cream is one of the country’s biggest ice cream providers. Did you know that Big Scoop distributes to well-known restaurants like Gerry’s Grill, Vikings, Dads World Buffet, Sambokojin, and The Old Spaghetti House?
They’re well-known for their wide range of classic ice cream flavors like coffee, mocha, orange, strawberry, and vanilla. They also have flavors like cheesecake, green tea, and sesame, and fat-free sherbets like buko lechias, calamansi, and guyabano.
If you want to be a Big Scoop Ice Cream reseller, just check out their website and send them an email through their Contact Us tab. You can also send your inquiry to email@example.com.
You won’t find a lot of details about how to be a Big Scoop reseller on-site, so it’s best to send them an inquiry on their website instead. Be wary of fake resellers as well.
5) Nestle Ice Cream
Nestle has become a household name. But they don’t just sell and distribute ice cream; they’re also known for their milk brands, coffee products, baby food, breakfast items, and pet food.
You wouldn’t go wrong making Nestle products a part of your sari-sari store inventory since it’s such a popular brand.
Start by checking out their official website. Click their Contact Us tab and choose Retailers/Resellers. You’ll find a list of authorized distributors there.
You can inquire about their reselling packages and the minimum investment. The updated information you’ll find online about reselling costs is around Php1,000. Much like the other ice cream brands on this list, the Nestle sales team will ask for your contact details so they can schedule a site inspection. They will also ask for additional documents like your business permit.
6) Magnolia Ice Cream
Magnolia is another household name, but you won’t find many details online about becoming an authorized reseller.
Luckily, they’ve enumerated several ways to reach out to them. You can send a message to their official Facebook page here. You can also fill up the form out their website and click on their Contact Us page. Choose Business Opportunities on the drop-down list and send your inquiry.
The good thing about going to their website is that you can also see other San Miguel products available for reselling. This allows you to expand your inventory to include Magnolia Chicken. In addition, the company currently has a Magnolia Chicken Community Reseller Program you can check out.
7) Geno’s Ice Cream
Geno’s Ice Cream is a famous Bataan brand. They’re well-known for their unique gabi ice cream. They were only popular in Bataan until tourists and locals started bringing tubs of ice cream outside the province. Now, it has become a favorite in Metro Manila and other parts of the Philippines.
You can contact them on their official Facebook page here. You can choose between a half-gallon tub and a gallon tub. A gallon costs Php820, and a half gallon costs Php470. Apart from their gabi ice cream, you can also choose among their seasonal flavors: mango keso, avocado keso, and langka keso.
You can also choose among their add-ons: honey waffle cones, insulated sleeves with ice bags, and apa cones.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about ordering and reselling.
Before you become an ice cream reseller in the Philippines
Before selling ice cream in your sari-sari store, you must remember a few things. For one, deal only with authorized agents from ice cream brands. There are a lot of ‘fake resellers’ online who will talk to you about reselling, but not all are legitimate.
Apart from that, take note that most ice cream brands only offer cash-on-delivery payment, which means you don’t have to pay for anything unless they’ve delivered the freezer and ice cream to your store.
The freezer usually comes with your contract for free or as part of the deal. Most ice cream brands don’t charge for their freezers—all you have to pay for is the initial stock of products you’re going to sell.
Being an ice cream reseller in the Philippines can be highly profitable, especially during the summer months. If your store is near a school, an office, or a street with high foot traffic, look into selling ice cream. Who knows, it might just become your store’s bestseller.