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 Nigeria 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. Thanks to PayPal, buying goods from either AMAZON or EBAY has gotten easier.
Buying 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.