In this post, I will show you how you can buy goods at Amazon online store and ship the products to Nigeria using shoptomudoor services. I was very happy the first day I received the product I bought from Amazon with the help of shoptomydoor. The feelings was very rewarding considering the fact that the product was original and it was handled safely to my house here in Nigeria.
So, I have decided to share with you the step-by-step guide on how you can buy your precious good from Amazon in the US and ship it to any location here in Nigeria without breaking your bank.
What you will need
(1) A good email address
(2) Computer or Phone with Internet connection
(3) ATM Card (any of the Naira debit card is ok)
(4) A working phone number
I am a regular buyer from Amazon store. You may want to ask me, why do I always like to buy from amazon every time? I will share only 3 of my main reasons with you.
In Nigeria market, you will agree with me that it’s very difficult to differentiate a fake product from the original ones because of the sophistication in product cloning.
In September 2015, The national Communication Commission (NCC) reported that 250 Million fake phones are sold in Nigeria every year. See the report here.
Later in the same month, the Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) decries increase in fake mobile phones in the Nigerian market. See the news as reported by Vanguard Nigeria.
With this trend, it becomes so difficult to ascertain if you are spending your hard-end money on fake products instead of original ones.
So, I decided to switch to buying from the US. When you are buying from Amazon, you are sure of quality and it doesn’t stop there, see my next reason…
You cant believe this…
The cost of buying from Amazon and shipping to Nigeria is sometimes cheaper than buying in Nigerian stores. Could it mean that online stores in Nigeria are exploiting us?
See for instance, Price of Sony Xperia Z5 in Nigeria. At the time of writing this post Konga is selling this phone at the rate of ₦219,000. See it here at Konga online store while amazon is selling it at the rate of $554.33 which is equivalent to about N120,000 considering the currently dollar-naira conversion rate. See it here at Amazon store.
If you are buying this phone from Amazon, the cost of shipping it to Nigeria will not be more that $60. The total equivalent is still far more cheaper than buying it from Konga at the rate of N219,000. So, I prefer buying the original one at a cheaper rate at Amazon.
The other reason why I like to buy from Amazon is
(3) Unavailability in of the Product in Nigerian Market
Yes, sometimes most of the product may not be available in the Nigerian market, I will quickly decide to buy it from Amazon or ebay and ship it to Nigeria.
A typical example is my printer toner. It’s actually difficult to find the one that matches well with my printer. So, I decide to buy them from Amazon. See: How I bought Printer Toner from Amazon and Get it Shipped to Uyo via ShoptomyDoor’.
Amazon is one of the popular online stores on earth. There are virtually everything sold there apart from life. But unfortunately, they don’t ship physical products to Nigeria from US. You can only buy digital products such as eBooks and software.
That’s why I use shoptomydoor services.
Shoptomydoor is a logistics service company based in Houston, Texas. They offer product delivery services from US to Nigeria. With them, can buy from the US markets and ship your goods to your home address here in Nigeria.
So, they make shopping abroad quite easy and stress free. If you want to buy from Amazon, simply follow the procedures below.
1. Register with shoptomydoor.com and they will give you a unique US address.
2. Register with Amazon online store and supply your US address as your shipping address.
3. Now make your purchase and tell them to ship your product to your US address supplied by shoptomydoor
4. Once your product is shipped to your US address, shoptomydoor will update your online warehouse and inform you through email to make payment for delivery.
5. Immediately after payment, your product will be in transit from US to Nigeria and you will be communicated via text message.
6. Once your product arrive in Nigeria, their agent will deliver it right to your doorstep.
That’s how you can buy goods from Amazon and ship it here in Nigeria. I published a personal report here.
Do you have questions? If yes, let’s here you in the comments section below.