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How to Buy Anything from Amazon and Ship to Nigeria

Amazon is considered the giant of e-commerce in the world. Every day, it caters to the needs of millions of online customers. While buying items from Amazon and shipping them is a walk in the park for some countries, it is the opposite for some countries like Nigeria.

Since shipping out of the United States to other countries is not straightforward, the system has been filled with bottleneck processes. This includes the blacklisting of some countries by some Amazon sellers. It hinders them from buying and shipping directly.

There is also the online glitch and card limit, not to mention the expensive cost of shipping items to Nigeria. Sometimes, it is more than the cost of the item to be shipped.

Unless you have a US address you can use to buy and ship your Amazon item, here is how you can buy from Amazon and send it to Nigeria without hiccups.

Jumping the hurdles

Some of the major ways of paying for your orders on Amazon are Debit/Credit cards, gift cards, vouchers and promotional codes, Amazon Store Cards and personal checking accounts.

Of the four payment modes, gift cards are considered the best in Nigeria. The beauty of this is that there is no limit to what you can buy on the platform. This puts an end to the issue of card limits when making your order. Once you have made your order, you are done with the first hurdle.

The second part is to deliver your goods without any problems and effectively. To do this, you need a United States address. If you do not have one, you need a warehousing delivery service such as Heroshe, FedEx, or DHL Africa eShop.

These platforms provide you with an address, receive your package and deliver it to your doorstep. Out of the lots, Heroshe is considered the cheapest. They invariably solve the expensive cost of buying and shipping from Amazon to Nigeria.


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Heroshe is a shipping company that provides you with a United States shopping address and delivers it to your address in Nigeria. The company was launched in 2019 and had offices in Nigeria and Texas, United States.

It takes 14 – 21 days to get your package. However, it is the cheapest compared to other shipping platforms. Heroshe also allows you to track your parcel until it is delivered.

What to do before you can use Heroshe

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All you need to get set up on Heroshe takes just a few simple steps. Like every other platform, you must sign up on Heroshe before buying on Amazon. You need a US address to complete your buying process.

To complete your sign-up process, you will be sent an email notification that you must confirm. After you have successfully signed up, you will be given Heroshe’s US warehouse address.

With the address, you can complete the purchase and ship your package from Amazon to Nigeria. Heroshe will receive and deliver the package in your place.


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