ASOS is an e-commerce website based in the UK and they deliver to any nation worldwide. Ever since a search for Desert Boots on Google led me to the website I’ve shopped with them several times and I will be writing on how to buy on ASOS from Nigeria and all you need to know as to this.
ASOS is arguably the best e-commerce website I’ve patronized so far and the reason is not far-fetched, apart from their fluid and smooth website, they also have a mobile app (Android here and iOS here) with which you can shop easily on. ASOS sells virtually anything of both women and men and a lot of brand materials as shown below. ASOS are also the masters of giving discounts on products as a day nearly passes without seeing things like 20%, 50%, 10% off etc on their products.
All products on ASOS are genuine and top quality and you are getting a good value for your money. In all the times I have shopped on ASOS so far I paid with my GTBank Dollar MasterCard. If you don’t have one yet, read on how to get a GTBank Dollar MasterCard here.
How to Buy on ASOS from Nigeria
To buy on ASOS, visit their website at www.asos.com. If you are a new user, sign up with your email address on the website and fill in the necessary details on the My Account section. Make sure to fill in your shipping and billing address, contact information and preferences and also your payment method. Filling all these will ensure you have a smooth shopping experience.
When shopping on ASOS, you have the option of choosing a currency preference – The British Pound, The US Dollar or a Canadian Dollar. Since I have the GTBank Dollar Card I chose the US Dollar.
If you have just the normal Naira MasterCard you can just leave the default currency as it is, it works just as well, and after making payment your bank will deduct the Naira equivalent. See GTBank Dollar to Naira exchange rate today for those that will be paying with a Naira MasterCard.
ASOS Free Delivery to Nigeria and ASOS Express Delivery to Nigeria Review
After you’ve made the choice of the items you want to buy on ASOS and you’ve added to cart, you have the option of choosing either of the available two delivery methods.
ASOS Express Delivery to Nigeria
The express delivery takes a maximum of 4 days; this means you get your goods on or before the 4th day after which you made your order. First time I shopped on ASOS I chose this method; I was charged $31.58 for the express delivery and I got the goods delivered to the shipping address I filled in My Account section. ASOS express delivery is handled by a UK company called DPD and you are provided with a tracking number, after your goods get to Nigeria it will be delivered by a courier company called Aramex. I got my goods exactly the fourth day, brand new and sealed.
ASOS Free Delivery to Nigeria – How to Buy on ASOS From Nigeria
The free delivery takes 10 -14 days and it is also handled by DPD, then Aramex when it gets to Nigeria. Sometimes when what you ordered is not much, ASOS sends it via the Local Poster Service (NIPOST) and you need to go to the nearest post office closet to you most times to claim your package in time. When you spend more than $20 on ASOS delivery is totally free but when you spend below that, you will be charged $3 for delivery.
In both times I’ve shopped on ASOS, I have spent above $100.
That is how to buy on ASOS from Nigeria. Got any problem? Drop comments below or DM ASOS Twitter help @ASOS_HeretoHelp
UPDATE: There has been a development, Aramex says if what you ordered costs $250 and above you will be charged a Customs Duty Payment. If you want to avoid paying this and your order is above $250, its best to split it into two and make the order twice.
UPDATE: Asos has started using SKYNET again. A friend made an order recently and it was shipped through them, I did and also noticed they shipped through SKYNET. However, DPD and Aramex still
I sent them a mail as to the development and got the reply below:
Thanks for getting in touch with ASOS. I’m sorry to hear of your experience with our SkyNet courier – I’ll be happy to help you.
Skynet and Aramex are couriers ASOS still use to deliver International orders. The courier is selected at the warehouse, depending on several factors – we can’t guarantee at checkout who it’ll be shipped with.
I completely understand how you feel about Skynet, please know your feedback is important to us as we’re always looking into different ways on how to improve our services.
I probed further, agitating my feelings that SKYNET in Nigeria is a bit fraudulent and they rip-off buyers, then I got another reply below:
Thanks for getting in touch, regarding your experience with Skynet.
I am sorry to hear that you haven’t received good service from SkyNet. We have a high standard of service with our deliveries here at ASOS We rely on our carriers to mirror this high standard of service, so that our customer enjoys their shopping experience with ourselves.
However as previously mentioned by the advisor we are not able to choose which courier will deliver your parcel.
I understand that you haven’t have the best experience with SkyNet and this is something we do not wish to hear from our customers.
I will pass your feedback onto the appropriate people, your opinions and thoughts matter to us. They make us who we are and improve us on what we will hope to become, so all responses are more than welcome.
We hope this doesn’t change your view on our services, as this is a very unusual situation. We really do value you as a customer, and I wouldn’t want this situation to stop you from ordering with us again.
There you go, guys!