Amazon is a multinational company based in the United States and its eCommerce platform is arguably the biggest in the world. If you are looking to buy from Amazon and ship to Nigeria, this post is for you.
Amazon is well known worldwide where people buy a lot of product and sell as well. The Amazon eCommerce website contains virtually anything you are looking to buy in the world. From new to used, you can get a lot of products from different categories such as electronics, beauty, household equipment, video games, pet supplies and many more.
If you are new to this platform and you want to shop from Nigeria, it is important you know how it works before buying from the platform. In this post, we will guide you can shop directly from Amazon and ship to your doorstep in Nigeria.
Shopping with Amazon from Nigeria
Like most eCommerce platforms, Amazon does worldwide delivery. They ship to the United States for free but if you are in Nigeria you have to pay for shipping. Most of the products on the website ship globally but some sellers do not ship certain products to Nigeria. If you encounter this while trying to shop, do not panic, you just have to select a similar product from other sellers on the website.
To shop from Amazon and ship to Nigeria, you first need to sign up on the website and create an account. If you already have an account sign-in to the website.
When you’ve signed-in, make sure to update your addresses and payment options. You can access this by clicking on your name from the menu and then selecting “Your Account”.
In the address section, you can add more than one option so you do not have to enter it all the time if you have more than one addresses.
The same thing applies to payment options. On Amazon, there are many payment options from your Visa card, Mastercard, Amazon Gift Card, Amazon Store Card and many other options. Update with the one you have. Depending on the card you have, before checking out Amazon will ask if its denominated in Naira or Dollar, select the right one.
How to Buy from Amazon and Ship to Nigeria
Now, that you’ve signed in and updated your address and payment options, it is time to shop properly.
Browse for products on the website and add all to cart, then proceed to checkout. Buying on Amazon is quite expensive from Nigeria because you have to pay for shipping & handling as well as import fees duty.
For example, the product above costs only $199 but after other charges are added, everything becomes $278.31.
When you are satisfied with everything, place your order and confirm. You will be sent an email confirming your order and how you can track it as well. From here you will be able to see when your products will be delivered.
My deliveries with Amazon have been handled by Aramex so far, these guys also handle deliveries in Nigeria alongside Skynet when you shop from ASOS.
Alternative Way to Buy from Amazon and Ship to Nigeria
If you want to save yourself the stress of ordering for products and also to avoid most of the charges that come with them, this one is for you. There is a company called ShareShopShip and they will handle everything for you.
ShareShopShip is handled by Nigerians but the operates from New York, United States. You send them the link of all you want to buy, they send you invoice and you make payment. Within two weeks, your goods are delivered to your doorstep here in Nigeria.
You can be guaranteed original products when shopping from Amazon. Their customer care is also very active to handle all complaints. This is how you buy from Amazon and ship to Nigeria.
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