There are some goods that you cannot get from online stores here in Nigeria or better still, are expensive and you would want to buy them cheaper from online stores like AMAZON and EBAY but don’t know how to do it.
This article was written just for that as most Nigerians get scammed on the process or are even confused when they want to buy items from AMAZON and EBAY and would want to ship it within the country. If you are into mini importation business, then this post is for you.
It should be noted that Nigerian online stores can be trusted but the advantage from buying from online stores located in the U.S is that you buy used or new items a lot cheaper than most Nigerian online stores. The only disadvantage of amazon shipping in Nigeria is the shipping fee which is sometimes on the high side.
Thanks to PayPal, Payoneer and the use of master card, buying goods from either AMAZON or EBAY has gotten easier.
There are various methods to buy from Amazon.com and ship into the country, but we shall provide you with the easiest ones we know off and they are legit. Please note that, you would have to register on Amazon and Ebay if you want to buy items from their website and ship into Nigeria.
How To Buy On Amazon And Ship To Nigeria
There are various methods to do this, but we prefer using a dollar master card from any registered bank in Nigeria to buy from amazon. This is preferable as the currency seen on their website is normally in USD.
Most users of Naira visa cards have complained that they couldn’t pay on amazon due to the fact that their cards were rejected. Its better to own a domiciliary account so as to use a US master card to buy and ship on either amazon or ebay.
Step 1: Register on amazon.com
You must first have an account with amazon before you are allowed to ship into Nigeria or any other country. The reason why you must register is to keep track of the item that is being shipped.
Registration on their website is very easy and fast. Make sure you provide honest information, ranging from your email address, phone number, home address, and contact details as requested. It is the address you inserted that would be used to send your items.
You will be sent a confirmation message to your email address for verification.
Step 2: Select items you want to buy
After verification, you can go ahead and select the items you want to ship from amazon into Nigeria. You have to add them to cart, so that the amount you will pay including shipping fee would be easily calculated.
Always read reviews of the goods or product you want to buy before you purchase any item online from any e-commerce website.
Step 3: Choose your preferred payment option
After selecting what you want to buy and adding it to cart, you can now proceed to choose your preferred payment option. You can either use via Payoneer, Paypal account or Visa/Master card option depending on your preference.
If you have a Paypal or Payoneer account where your master card is linked, you can insert your details and you would be dully debited from there.
If you don’t have either the account listed above, you can use your US debit master card which can be easily gotten from any bank in Nigeria if you open a dorm account with them. Insert your bank card details and they will debit you accordingly.
Step 4: Wait and track your shipment
After payment, you should wait for your shipment to come to your address. You can also track your item on amazon as they duly update where your goods is at every point in time on their website.
Alternative method to buy from Amazon and Ebay
What you should do when buying from AMAZON or EBAY is to know a reliable parcel forwarding company that can be trusted. This company will help you deliver your goods without difficulty. And since they are in the U.S, they would give you a unique U.S address to enter in as your shipping address anytime you purchase any item from any U.S online store.
One of such trusted companies used by most Nigerians is MyUS.com. They help ship your goods or shopped items into Nigeria for a fee depending on the weight of the item.
First of all, you would have to register on their website- MyUS.com as either a Standard member, Premium member or Premium+Mail member. The Standard member is preferred by most Nigerians for only shipping of goods. You can compare membership types here
Secondly, you would be required a one-time fee of $10 for being a standard member after which you would also be required to answer some questions to confirm your identity to help checkmate fraudulent activities and activate your account quickly.
After your account has been activated, you will receive a new suite number and U.S Address. This suite number allows you a dedicated space in their distribution center. With this suite number and U.S address, you can enter it for all your online shopping abroad.
Whenever your shopped items arrive at their distribution center, they will export it right to your Nigerian address. You can always do a follow up on your purchased items as your transaction details would be logged in your MyUS.com account.
How Much Is the Delivery Charge?
It depends on the total weight of your package. if you ship heavy items that are numerous, you will have an added advantage in terms of cost.
For example, they charge ₦9000 for 1kg and about ₦35,000 for 10kg (₦3,500 per kg). They usually deliver via DHL or FedEx within 2 to 10 working days.
As mentioned earlier, once your shipment leaves their warehouse, you will receive an e-mail where you can track your package using the provided real-time Package Tracker.
With this post, I believe you can now buy from AMAZON & EBAY and ship it into Nigeria easily.