HOW TO BUY GOODS FROM AMAZON AND EBAY AND SHIP TO NIGERIA

Amazon and Ebay are e-commerce giants with platforms that allow people from all over the world to buy and sell goods for cheap. These popular online stores have physical stores in the US which means goods bought from them have to be shipped down to Nigeria.

Buying goods on Amazon and Ebay isn’t that difficult but the hard part is getting those goods safely to Nigeria. So many people have lost valuable cash to scammers who pretended to be legit and pick up goods ordered on behalf of the owner and then abscond with such. In this article, valuable information to help you avoid falling prey to such fraudsters is provided.

The main advantage of buying directly from Amazon and Ebay is that you can get used or new items a lot cheaper than it costs to get the same from most Nigerian eCommerce platforms and even physical stores. You will have to factor the shipping fee which sometimes can be on the high side but you can still save cost if you know your way around buying and shipping from the U.S very well.

Buying Goods From Amazon and Ebay

Purchasing goods on both Amazon and Ebay is quite easy and there are several ways to do this. A very good option is to buy using a dollar master card from any registered Nigerian bank. This is because you will be charged in US dollars which is the trade currency on these platforms, meaning there is no need for currency conversion.

Most users of Naira Visa card have found it difficult to pay with their cards as these cards are rejected at the point of payment. A dollar master card will save you unnecessary stress. The following are the steps to follow to buy goods on Amazon and Ebay and ship to Nigeria

Purchasing goods on both Amazon and Ebay is quite easy and there are several ways to do this. A very good option is to buy using a dollar master card from any registered Nigerian bank. This is because you will be charged in US dollars which is the trade currency on these platforms, meaning there is no need for currency conversion.

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Most users of Naira Visa card have found it difficult to pay with their cards as these cards are rejected at the point of payment. A dollar master card will save you unnecessary stress. The following are the steps to follow to buy goods on Amazon and Ebay and ship to Nigeria

Open an Account on Amazon.com or Ebay.com

Signing up on Amazon.com or Ebay.com is the first step for buying goods from either platform. Without an account, you can’t buy goods on these platforms. The signing up process is quite easy and takes only a couple of minutes to complete. Ensure you supply your correct details such as name, home address, email address, shipping address, phone number and so on as requested. These details will ensure you get your purchased goods delivered to you.

Once the signing up process is completed, a confirmation message will be sent to the email address you supplied while registering. So, you must supply an active email address so that your registration will be complete.

Login, Browse The Website and Select Items You Want To Purchase

Once you have confirmed your account, you can then proceed to log in on the website and start searching for goods to buy. There are several thousands of items available for purchase on these platforms and they have been grouped into different categories.

You can search for items by going to the appropriate category or you can just search for the item using the search option available on the website. Once you find an item you want to buy, click on it and add it to your cart. It is advisable to always read reviews of products or goods you want to buy from any eCommerce platform before making payment. This will save you the headache of buying goods or products that don’t meet your taste and then having to go through the stress of returning them provided the platform provides a window for such.

If a return is not possible, then you are stuck with a product you probably won’t ever use. Once you are done shopping, click on your cart and the total cost of the goods including the shipping fees will be calculated and displayed for you to see. The shipping address will also be displayed for you to see, so it is important that you supply a correct address so that your goods get to you or else they will end up in the wrong place.

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Make Payment

If you are okay with the total cost of the items including shipping fees, proceed to make payment using one of the many available options. You can make payment for the goods using your Payoneer or Paypal account. Another option is to pay using your Visa/Master card. A pointed out earlier, Naira Visa card often gets declined at the point of payment so if you can get a dollar Mastercard, please do.

Alternatively, make use of other payment options such as Payoneer and Paypal. Signing up on these platforms is very easy and you can easily fund your account through one of the many payment options available on the websites.

Sign up for a Payoneer account at www.paynoeer.com while you can open a Paypal account at www.paypal.com. Signing up is free. Select any of these payment options discussed and supply the necessary details needed to access your account so that you can be debited for the transaction. Once you have been debited, it is time to wait and track your shipment.

Wait and Track Shipment

You can monitor the movement of your goods on the website as updates will be provided regularly on the status of your shipment till it finally gets to your supplied shipping address.

Shipping Through Third Parties

A cheaper way to buy goods on Amazon and Ebay and ship to Nigeria is to buy from Amazon or Ebay and then ship through a third party. This is cheaper but also risky as you will be shipping your goods to the address of the third party who will then bring the goods to Nigeria for you. For this method to bring the desired result, you have to ship to Nigeria through a trusted third party.

A popularly used parcel forwarding company by Nigerians is my MyUS.com. This company will ship your goods from the U.S to Nigeria at a fee depending on the weight of the parcel or item. You will first sign up on the company’s website MyUS.com and choose a membership option.

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Available options are Standard member, Premium member, and Premium+Mail member. Each membership type is associated with certain features but most Nigerians opt for the standard membership which is ideal if you only want to ship goods from the USA to Nigeria.

If you want to know more about each membership type, visit www.myus.com/pricing/membership/. A one-time fee of $10 is required for standard membership after which you will be required to provide answers to certain questions to verify your identity. Once your account is verified and activated, you will be given a Suite Number and a U.S address.

This suite number grants you a dedicated space in their distribution center. Any item sent to that suite number and U.S address will be received by the company in their distribution center and then shipped to you in Nigeria. So you can proceed to your Amazon or Ebay account and buy goods and then send those goods to the Suite Number and U.S Address given to you by myus.com.

The company will receive those goods in the U.S on your behalf and then ship them to your Nigerian address supplied in your MyUS.com account. A mail will be sent to your email address once the package leaves their warehouse. The mail will contain a real-time package tracker that you can use to track the status of your shipment. The cost of delivery is calculated based on the total weight of your package.

A 1kg package will be shipped for N9,000 while a 10kg package will be shipped for N35,000. From this cost sample, it is obvious that shipping heavy items or numerous items that have substantial weight is much cheaper than shipping smaller packages. Delivery is via DHL or Fedex and is usually within 2-10 working days. 

Conclusion

Buying goods from Amazon and Ebay and shipping to Nigeria is quite easy only if you know how to. This article has provided an insight into how this can be done smoothly for prospective mini-importers or just anyone looking to gain knowledge of how to buy and ship goods from the U.S.

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