How to Buy on Amazon & Ship to Nigeria
This article will show you a step-by-step guide on shopping above your dollar spending limit on Amazon and delivering it to Nigeria without stress.
In this guide, we will show you how to buy on Amazon and have it delivered or shipped to Nigeria effortlessly and without stress. Unlike previous methods in the past, this method does not require that you run around in circles just because you want to buy on Amazon.
If you have ever bought anything from Amazon or ASOS, you would agree that the experience can be daunting. If your card doesn’t get declined, you’ll hit a snag at the $100 limit, no thanks to the CBN monthly limit spend on international transactions. And if you are lucky enough and somehow manage to sort out payment issues without incident, you have to face the boss—expensive shipping rates and other delivery problems.
Shopping online, particularly from abroad involves a ton of gymnastics, and most people have had to develop expensive or inconvenient workarounds in order to shop. Sometimes, some have had to rely on “Amazon plug” who you send product links to or your friend in the US who shops on your behalf and then ships to you whenever they have time on their hands. While this strategy isn’t bad, it can be inconvenient not just to you but to the other person, considering the fact that they have to take out some time out of their busy schedule to help you out. It is even worse when they are doing it for free! Regardless of what options you choose, it is still significantly more stressful than it needs to be and it shouldn’t be.
Here’s the best part about this; you don’t need a dollar card for this, and you will get your items shipped to your doorstep in Nigeria within three weeks! Yes, you read that right.
Amazon Payment Options
Primarily, Amazon offers four methods when checking out; Debit/Credit cards, Gift Cards, Vouchers & Promotional Codes, Amazon.com Store Cards and Personal Checking Accounts. All of these options are the only available payment options on Amazon for now.
Steps to pay for Amazon orders in Nigeria
- Visit the Amazon marketplace and create an account.
- Once you are done, simply login and proceed to the “settings” area.
- Under “settings”, click on “manage address book”. Edit the default shipping address there. Change it to the one provided by myus.com.
- Next, navigate the Amazon marketplace and buy the items you would love to buy.
- Under “refine” on the left side of the shopping page, select “Ship to the United States”.
- Amazon will perform your search and present items you can ship to the United States, which means it can be shipped to the myus.com address you generated.
- Choosing to ship to Nigeria directly means your product options will likely be limited. However, you can ship virtually any item to Nigeria with the myus.com shipping address that you have been provided.
- Next, select the desired items you would love to buy.
- Choose “add to cart” and click on “next”. You will be able to view your cart at this stage.
- Proceed to Checkout.
- Next, provide the US mailing address you generated at myus.com
- At this stage, you are also required to provide a delivery option. The delivery option determines how much you will pay for shipping. Since you are shipping to the United States address of myus.com, you can ship the item free of charge. Amazon gives free shipping opportunities to US buyers. Amazon Global Priority shipping only takes between 2 and 7 days to ship the item.
- Afterwards, proceed to make payment.
- On the payment page, you will be required to select your preferred method of payment.
- Despite the fact that the mailing address is in the US, you can use your Nigerian visa card or MasterCard to make payment for the item you have just purchased. You can equally make a payment using a PayPal account if you have one. MasterCard or Visa card from any Nigerian bank will work perfectly. Aside from credit or debit cards, you can also use an Amazon store card to make payments. Gift cards & promotional codes too can be used to pay for the product ordered from Amazon.com.
- If the MasterCard or Visa card is not accepted, you can opt for the MyUS Personal Shopper service. They will help you make the payment, while you reimburse them.
- On the next page, you will be allowed to review your order. On this page, the import fees deposit is calculated. Amazon equally provides currency conversion on this page. It is only available for selected currencies anyway. This page may not be so important to you, since you are not shipping directly to Nigeria.
- After you have confirmed the order, you can now click on Place Your Order.
- In most instances, shipping within the United States is free. It may however attract some fees, depending on the type of item being shipped. The bigger the size of the item, the more the cost of shipping.
The amount you pay is determined by how long it takes to ship the item to Nigeria by myus.com. They will charge you up to $96 per kilogram if you want the item to be shipped within 4 business days. You will only have to pay $74 if the item is to be shipped within 10 business days.
The amount varies anyway; premium members of myus.com pay a different amount from their basic members. Myus.com equally works with a number of shipping agencies. The shipping cost is determined by which of the shipping agencies you opt for. Those with myus.com premium membership pay less than those having basic membership.
The shipping cost includes fees for customs documentation completion, deep discounts with global carrier partners, package storage and consolidation and simplified shipping rates based on the weight of the item to be shipped.
Some of the shipping agencies in partnership with myus.com are UPS, FedEx, and DHL.