Yes, they do.
Amazon shipping to Nigeria in 2018 involves series of simple processes that will make the purchased goods land at your doorstep.
These processes are outlined in this post, and they'll guide you on how to order from Amazon by phone or PC, and receive them in Nigeria.
But before then,
What is Amazon?
Amazon.com Inc is a US-based E-commerce company that retails Books, Software, Video games, Electronics (Kindle e-readers, Phones, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Computers, etc.), Cars, Apparel, Home & Garden products, Health & Beauty kits, Toys, Jewelry, and Auto & Industrial Tools.
They also provide online downloads and streaming of Videos, Music, Audio-books as well as Android apps and games for download.
According to Wikipedia.org,
Amazon is the second-largest private employer in the United States, with separate retail websites for the United States, the United Kingdom and Ireland, France, Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Australia, Brazil, Japan, China, India, and Mexico.
Amazon like eBay is one of the Online Shopping Sites that ship to Nigeria and you can find goods in categories such as:
- Books & Audible
- Movies, Music & Games
- Electronics, Computers & Office
- Home, Garden, Pets & Tools
- Food & Grocery
- Beauty & Health
- Toys, Kids & Baby
- Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry
- Sports & Outdoors
- Automotive & Industrial
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How to Ship from Amazon to Nigeria
Amazon to Nigeria Shipping usually takes some days or weeks before the product finally arrives.
You are required to provide your shipping address which would most preferably be the address of the Post Office nearest to you.
If you have a P.O. Box address, then you can use it instead of your home or office address to Shop online in Nigeria.
Using the former ensures that your goods get delivered at the right address because a mistake in your home address or Zip code could lead to delivery issues.
So, now that you have an address that you'll like to use for shipping goods, here's how to buy on Amazon with your local credit card and get your goods delivered here in Nigeria.
Option 1: Ship Non-Restricted Goods for Nigeria Directly from Amazon
Not every product on Amazon (for instance flammables and explosives ) can be shipped directly to Nigeria since individual sellers on Amazon choose countries where they'll like to ship their products to.
To know if you can ship a product directly, follow these steps:
- On the Search Bar, type a Product you want to buy.
- On the Left Pane, customize your search by ticking the checkbox 'Ship to Nigeria', and a list of products will be displayed.
- From the search results, select any Product you want to buy and Click on 'Add to Cart'.
- Optionally, you can choose a Protection Plan
- Next, proceed to Checkout
- Enter your shipping details like Name, Address, State, Country, Zip code etc. and Click on 'Continue'
- On the preceding page, ensure your details are correct and click on 'Continue' or 'delete' a product from your cart.
- Choose your delivery options and keep in mind that which you select may influence the price.
- Amazon Expedited Shipping is more expensive than Standard Shipping
- AmazonGlobal Priority Shipping is more expensive than AmazonGlobal Expedited Shipping
- After selection, enter your credit card details (visa card or MasterCard) and click on 'Continue'
- Next, you'll be required to review your order by selecting the currency your card is in either 'My card is in Nigerian Naira (NGN)' or 'My card is in a different currency'.
- Finally, Place your Order.
The steps above will help you order goods from Amazon to Nigeria if they can be shipped directly to the country.
Option 2: Ship Restricted Goods For Nigeria with Forwarding Shipment Companies
If your selected product cannot be shipped from Amazon to Nigeria, where you see the display message "Sorry, this item can't be shipped to your selected address. Learn more. You may either change the shipping address or delete the item from your order. "
Then, Fret not! You can still get it at your doorstep by using a US mailing address.
This is made possible with the best package forwarding services. Techlass.
One of the most effective means to Ship from Amazon, DisneyStore, eBay, Adidas etc. to Nigeria is by using forwarding/freight services that help to receive your goods, then send or forward it to your Nigerian Address.
Parcel Forwarders are beneficial because:
- They help you reduce the high tax fees you'll have to pay for your goods when you ship directly from Amazon.
Look at it this way:
You may have to pay shipping fees that are high, equivalent to, or higher than the product you're buying on Amazon, and for most people, this does not go down well.
- They help you buy goods from online retailers that cannot be Shipped to Nigeria
If a U.S.A seller on Amazon you want to buy from does not Ship to Nigeria, that means the product is restricted to your location, hence you need an alternative means of getting it.
To avoid high shipping fees on Amazon and still get products restricted for Nigerians, we'll be making use Forwarding services to ship from Amazon to Nigeria, Ghana, and other African countries.
1. Aramex Forwarding Service
Aramex is a one of the best parcel forwarding service for international shoppers that gives a free USA address for shipping.
To take advantage of the services offered,
- Register on Aramex and you will be given a U.S.A Virtual Address or mailing address.
- On Aramex, enter either the Address of the Postal Office in your area, your P.O.Box Address, or your correct home/office Address.
- Log in to your Amazon account and click on 'Account & Lists' Tab
- Click on 'Your Account'
- Select 'Your Addresses' to edit Amazon Shipping Address
- Enter the Virtual U.S. Address given on Aramex in your Amazon account as your Shipping Address.
Now you can proceed on ordering any goods by:
- Searching for it,
- Adding to cart,
- Checking out, and
- Making the final payment using a visa card or MasterCard (Access Bank, Zenith Bank, or GTBank cards)
When your goods have been received by Aramex, you'll be notified by Email and it will be shipped to you here in Nigeria for a small fee.
Other Parcel Forwarding Services for African countries with low shipping prices are:
PlanetExpress offers one of the cheapest package forwarding service.
This forwarding company gives you a free mailing address in California, U.S.A but unlike Aramex and other parcel delivery services listed here, you will have to make payment before you are given a virtual address.
On receiving your parcel or package, the company stores the package for 10 to 30 days, within which you are to provide an Address for the parcel to be Shipped from Amazon/eBay via DHL or FedEx.
With Stackry Parcel freight service, you get an Address in Nashua, U.S.A for free.
This service provides free storage for your goods for 45 days, and then bills you $1 per weight daily after the stipulated period.
On payment for shipping of your goods using Credit Cards, PayPal, and wire transfer, they are shipped to you via DHL, FedEx, and United States Postal Service (USPS).
You can ship from Amazon to Angola, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Liberia, Uganda, and several other African countries with the help of Stackry.
MyUS package forwarding company gives you an Address in Florida, U.S.A where you'll input your Amazon shipping address.
Using one of the three membership plans (Standard, Premium, Premium + Mail) offered by this company, your Amazon package can be shipped to you in Nigeria via DHL, FedEx and USPS Express Mail International (EMI).
You can pay for shipping fees via credit/debit card, PayPal, check, and wire transfer, hence you are sure of receiving your package since there is no payment method limitation.
MyUs also offers a Person Shopper and a Shipping Calculator.
USendHome, as the name implies, sends your parcels from the US to your home country.
This is done by providing you with a New Jersey, USA Address where your Amazon, eBay, and goods from other eCommerce sites will be shipped to.
You can pay for shipping via Credit Card, PayPal, American Express and Discover, and use delivery services like FedEx and USPS to ship your parcels home.
Other than parcel delivery service, USendHome also provides an Amazon Shipping Calculator and Package Shipping Calculator that calculate the Shipment fees for your goods on Amazon.
ShipIto has warehouses in Nevada, California, and Oregon in the USA, as well a warehouse in Austria, Europe.
This means that you can receive parcels from the US and Europe in your country; parcels that are stored with them from 80 to 120 days till when you're ready to ship it home.
ShipIt to parcel forwarding service can be used to ship ordered goods from Amazon to Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and other African countries.
You can pay for Amazon Shipping online via Bitcoin, PayPal, and wire transfer, and also get your goods transported to you via DHL, FedEx, and USPS.
Vyking Ship is a freight forwarding company that transports parcels received in Minnesota, the USA to other countries.
Using their service, you get a US address where your Amazon parcel will be shipped to, and then it is finally delivered to you in Nigeria.
You packages are stored for free for 180 days, you can pay for their shipment via PayPal, receive them via DHL and FedEx.
ConclusionEach of these cheapest package forwarding services will give you at least one Virtual U.S.A Address for free which you can input as your Amazon Shipping Address.
If you can receive your goods within a matter of days after ordering just like on Jumia, then shopping on Amazon is made easy and there might be no need for an Amazon Nigeria office.
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