Amazon.com often referred to as Amazon, is the largest American based e-commerce and cloud computing company. It is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Amazon started as an online bookstore but later diversify into several other things. Today Amazon is a giant ecommerce corporation with a total asset of US$54.505 billion as at 2014 and employing more than 222,400 employees(October 2015). The company has come a long way since it was launched in July 5, 1994. In 2015, it became the most valuable retailer in US by market capitalization, surpassing Wallmart!
Amazon sells cheap but high quality products and as a Nigerian if you had wanted to share in the success story of Amazon by trying to buy on their site but were restricted due to shipping issues, I have news for you. You now can! Do note that there is restriction regarding shipping certain products to Nigeria. Do you know that you can by-pass these restrictions and ship your order to Nigeria? How? Read on.
CREATE AN AMAZON ACCOUNT
Go to amazon.com to register. Registration is free but you will be required to give your Debit or Credit Card details. After this proceed to the next step.
OBTAIN A US SHIPPING ADDRESS
For easy shopping on Amazon, you need a US address. With this address there is nothing you cannot buy from Amazon. You can get your US shipping address by registering on any of:
Choose any of them, register and you will be assigned a US address. These companies act as shipping and logistic agents. They receive your Amazon orders, warehouse them then ship them to your Nigerian address after your instruction. This way you can enjoy free shipping on Amazon (since the address is within US), special discounts on purchases and so on. To register with some of the above logistics companies you would need a PayPal account. Open a PayPal account link it to your debit or credit card, it is that simple. There are different plans you could opt for ranging from $0 one-time setup charge to a couple of dollars setup charge. Visit the links above to get started.
MAKE YOUR PURCHASE ON AMAZON SITE
After logging on to Amazon, browse to products you wish to purchase. Add them to the cart, make your payments and add your US delivery address to it.
SHIP TO NIGERIA
Track your order and cancel if you choose to before it gets to the delivery address. Once your product gets delivered you will be notified. With this information, you could then liaise with your agent regarding shipping the goods to Nigeria. Complete the online form and after 24 to 48 hours your card will be charged with the shipping cost of the goods. After that your goods will be shipped to you either through DHL or UPS and this takes around 5 working days if you are in Lagos. You can actually order anything on Amazon and get it delivered to you within 2 weeks provided everything else remains normal.
Now that you know, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and enjoy the Amazon 12 days of Deals. Happy Holidays!
Read also: How to Sell Your items on MoboFree
PS: Don’t forget to rate this article and also leave your comment/feedback