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Amazon.com: Buy over 10 million products from Nigeria

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You can now buy over 10 million items from the Amazon.com online store and have them shipped to Nigeria. And I am not talking just books, am talking electronics, laptops, software, watches, fashion, baby and beauty products, amongst many other product categories.
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As of today, every product that Amazon ships outside the United States can be bought and shipped to Nigeria. Nigeria is just one of four African countries currently serviced by this program in company of South Africa, Kenya, and Egypt.

Amazon makes it super easy to shop from Nigeria using their AmazonGlobal program, which estimates the custom duty of your order during checkout, so you pay the applicable fee via Amazon and the product delivered directly to your doorsteps with no hassle.

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Easy International Online Shopping

A couple of years ago all you could buy from Amazon.com in Nigeria were books, DVDs, and CDs. However, with online shopping gradually becoming a global phenomenon and strong competition from Chinese offerings like AliExpress from AliBaba, Amazon is really making a push for global customers.

I have read from a couple of sites in Nigeria that Amazon just started shipping directly to Nigeria. This is not entirely accurate. Amazon ships directly to Nigeria as long as you buy products that are shipable to Nigeria.

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I made my first purchase from Amazon.com back in 2011. I bought seven books on that order and they were all shipped to my address here in Nigeria directly and since then I have made many more orders as I have come to discover that Amazon has the best selection of books in the world.

So, Amazon ships to Nigeria, but up until earlier this year only a few items ships to Nigeria, mostly books, DVDs, and CDs.

However, to compete better Amazon has expanded its sales footprint to over 70 countries. This is still small compared to the footprint of AliExpress which ships to almost every country, but shopping on Amazon comes with some advantage.

The first is the quality of products. Amazon has a better control of its store, which makes sure the products on the store are usually of the best quality.

The second is the AmazonGlobal program, which makes international online shopping as easy and convinient as shopping from a domestic online store like Jumia or Konga.

With the AmazonGlobal program, the online store will estimate your custom duty during checkout and give you the option to pay upfront. If you do, Amazon will then authorise the carrier to clear your order with customs at the port in Nigeria.

That way your order will be delivered to your doorsteps just as if you ordered it within Nigeria.

Instead of getting a letter from customs or your carrier to come and clear your product yourself at their office, all the hassle will be handled by the carrier and your product delivered to you at your house.

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Amazon Global makes international online shopping a lot more convenient. You can now buy millions of products online from the United States and have them delivered to your doorstep here in Nigeria, just like you ordered it within the country. Learn More.

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Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Amazon.com: Buy over 10 million products from Nigeria was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: May 13th, 2016

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