Things are getting better indeed; if you have tried using eBay and Amazon, you will realize that both of these websites don’t ship to Nigeria, except you are using a third party. In most cases, these third parties are torn in the flesh – they will rip you of all your profit. Lately, I tried getting a Laptop on Amazon, but could not get it because, I could not get a trusted agent to use, the one that accepted to work with me was charging me far more than I can afford. As a matter of fact, it was better I get the laptop here in Nigeria, which was what I did.
Today, I found a website that can help you shop directly on eBay, Amazon, and lots of American websites. Fortunately, this website has been in operation since 2003 or thereabout, which means they have been in business for a reasonable number of years. The beauty about this website is that, you can either do a door to door shipping or pick up your goods from their various offices scattered around Nigeria.
In this post I am not going to tell you why you should import or buy from eBay or Amazon; if you care to know, you can visit either of the websites and compare prices of products with Jumia or Konga. Then you will understand what am saying bro…lol So, what is the name of this website?…boom!!! I am talking about the grand master – MallForAfrica!!!
5 Reasons to Shop from MallForAfrica
1. You can pay in Niara (Forget PayPal, Payoneer, and dollar wahala)
2. Shipping costs just $1 or so
3. You can get a Master Card from them to shop online
4. They have over 120 stores you can shop from
5. It easy and fast
Honestly, MallForAfrica has a lot to offer Nigerian online shoppers. The concept behind this website is to make it easier for Nigerians to order and pick up their products locally, especially on American and British websites. The beauty part of this website is that shoppers don’t even have to use their credit card; when they join Mall for Africa, they will receive an MFA card, which is a prepaid web card, which they can use to make their purchases online.
As for pickup locations, MallForAfrica has more than 15 of them, which means that there is a good chance that there is a location near your area. If you desire to shop on Amazon or eBay or any American store at all; you need MallForAfrica. Once you placed your order, then the next thing is to wait for the product to arrive at the pickup location and you go and get it. It is that easy bro!
How to Open an Account on MallForAfrica
Step 1: Go to www.mallforafrica.com
Step 2: Locate the Sign-Up button and get registered
Step 3: Fill in your details and click on CREATE ACCOUNT
Step 4: You will be sent a code to confirm your account vis your mobile number
Step 5: Update your profile after your account is created
How to Shop on MallForAfrica
Step 1: Go to www.mallforafrica.com
Step 2: Sign in to your account, click on start shopping and stroll down to chose your desired store or shop
Step 3: Choose the shop or store you want to use, read their instructions and agree e.g When I picked Amazon, here is their instructions
Step 4: Then Pick the product you wan to buy and click check out
Step 5: Choose the delivery method: “Pick up” or “Door to door”
You will get your goods within 2 – 15 business days. You can leave your comments bellow if you have any problem or doubt or questions.
5 thoughts on “How To Buy From Amazon And eBay In Nigeria”
You got the cost or shipping wrong. And they also have service charges
@Olu, their cost of shipping can’t be fixed you know. It depends on weight and destination.
Thanks for sharing this information with us aboutique mallfor Africa ,please inthe registration form, the column for phone number already has a Nigerian number there and I can’t type in my own phone number…how do I go about that?
Nice but I tried it did’t go thru on ebay
@pidivine, what error did you get?