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Amazon Expands Shipping Of Items To Nigeria - Jumia/konga Etc Be Afraid by Nobody: 9:35pm On Apr 07, 2015
Since 2012 I used a couple of expensive methods to purchase goods off Amazon not limited to the following
1: Buy and Ship to American Address of a Friend arriving Nigeria in a week or two
2: Use Nigerian Shops who buy on your behalf and ship at exorbitant prices and +5% Black Market USD$
3: Use American re-shipping and forwarding agents such as MyUs.com

all the above did not exactly satisfy my hunger for original/premium quality goods. Rather than fight with Nigerian shops selling knock-offs or out-dated and on-sale goods for more than 5 times the price on Amazon. I decided to try Amazon today and viola!! they do ship to Nigeria using my GTBank MasterCard. I quickly placed an order for some items and checked-out my cart. goods should arrive this April 17 at most.

My Question is.. How are Nigerian Entrepreneurs going to match Amazon in pricing and quality. Jumia and Konga have only raised the hunger for online shopping without the capacity to meet it appropriately. but with Amazon in the picture.. won't Nigerians move their purchases elsewhere.. what happens to the affiliate marketing schemes and other online retailers like SLOT etc.

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Re: Amazon Expands Shipping Of Items To Nigeria - Jumia/konga Etc Be Afraid by Nobody: 9:36pm On Apr 07, 2015
This is interesting, if true. You'd still have to deal with high shipping costs though. Buh, I should give this a try.
Re: Amazon Expands Shipping Of Items To Nigeria - Jumia/konga Etc Be Afraid by podosci(m): 9:44pm On Apr 07, 2015
Nigeria is about 170million .....we ought not to be neglected like this
Its a now a matter of service and patriotism
If Jumia and Konga expand and increase their services , Nigerians would patronize them more

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Re: Amazon Expands Shipping Of Items To Nigeria - Jumia/konga Etc Be Afraid by kolomax(m): 10:11pm On Apr 07, 2015
Oyaaa dust my ATM don't really care about the exchange rate zoom to Amazon with my palasa

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Re: Amazon Expands Shipping Of Items To Nigeria - Jumia/konga Etc Be Afraid by podosci(m): 10:30pm On Apr 07, 2015
how long did it take and which address did you put...
I put my Abuja address and its telling me problem shipping to the adresss
Re: Amazon Expands Shipping Of Items To Nigeria - Jumia/konga Etc Be Afraid by n3rve(m): 11:07pm On Apr 07, 2015
This has always been the case, for me. I've been able to purchase and ship to my Nigerian address on certain items, provided I'm prepared to put up with the excessive shipping rates and the possibility that the item may get impounded by the Nigerian Customs Service. Nothing new, there are still several other items, especially the highly desired ones from vendors such as Sony, Apple, Samsung and others that won't ship to your Nigerian address. You'll still need to rely on forwarding services like MyUS.com

As regards Jumia and Konga, I don't see such a development (when or if it happens) being a problem for them, the same way I don't think PayPal's full presence in Nigeria will hurt Interswitch smiley I am in the market for a home appliance which I've decided I'm buying from either Jumia or Konga even though it's about 15k less from Amazon. If you want a read on my experience with MyUS, and Customs, see: http://n3rve.com/myus-fedex-the-nigerian-customs-service-my-experience-ps4-order

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Re: Amazon Expands Shipping Of Items To Nigeria - Jumia/konga Etc Be Afraid by Nobody: 12:42am On Apr 08, 2015
Amazon has been shipping to Nigeria for a while now, but only certain items qualify for that. The shipping fees are also very expensive... they charge like twice what DHL would charge on a normal day.

So I'd advice anyone shopping amazon to use a friends address in the US and then have it sent to Nigeria via bulk shipping.

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Re: Amazon Expands Shipping Of Items To Nigeria - Jumia/konga Etc Be Afraid by naijacutee(f): 1:37am On Apr 08, 2015
From the screenshots you have posted, this isn't Amazon per se but one of their verified sellers (1000 jewels) who is happy to ship to Nigeria. Some are not. This is a great improvement, but don't clap until you have received your items. Most online sellers tend to use standard post systems in order to make shipping affordable and subsequently, their prices attractive, but this means that the shipping is only as reliable as the postal system by country.

The benefit of using online sellers/agents lies in the quantity of goods purchased. If you are looking to go shopping for multiple items, then most online shoppers in Nigeria tend not to want to take the risk of shipping via the Nigerian postal system as the chances that some goods might go astray are quite high.

Please update us on how this goes as it will help a lot of people.

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Re: Amazon Expands Shipping Of Items To Nigeria - Jumia/konga Etc Be Afraid by Nobody: 1:47am On Apr 08, 2015
naijacutee:
From the screenshots you have posted, this isn't Amazon per se but one of their verified sellers (1000 jewels) who is happy to ship to Nigeria. Some are not. This is a great improvement, but don't clap until you have received your items. Most online sellers tend to use standard post systems in order to make shipping affordable and subsequently, their prices attractive, but this means that the shipping is only as reliable as the postal system by country.

The benefit of using online sellers/agents lies in the quantity of goods purchased. If you are looking to go shopping for multiple items, then most online shoppers in Nigeria tend not to want to take the risk of shipping via the Nigerian postal system as the chances that some goods might go astray are quite high.

Please update us on how this goes as it will help a lot of people.
Good point

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Re: Amazon Expands Shipping Of Items To Nigeria - Jumia/konga Etc Be Afraid by Bawsse(m): 9:05am On Apr 08, 2015
Actually good for competition... If this is true
Re: Amazon Expands Shipping Of Items To Nigeria - Jumia/konga Etc Be Afraid by sosanova: 9:06am On Apr 08, 2015
correct
cheaper n more quality products
Re: Amazon Expands Shipping Of Items To Nigeria - Jumia/konga Etc Be Afraid by Lastdon02(m): 9:06am On Apr 08, 2015
Wow
Re: Amazon Expands Shipping Of Items To Nigeria - Jumia/konga Etc Be Afraid by deadie(m): 9:06am On Apr 08, 2015
Be ready to battle with the Nigerian customs.

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Re: Amazon Expands Shipping Of Items To Nigeria - Jumia/konga Etc Be Afraid by mulattoclaro(m): 9:06am On Apr 08, 2015
Very good move.
Re: Amazon Expands Shipping Of Items To Nigeria - Jumia/konga Etc Be Afraid by tartar9(m): 9:06am On Apr 08, 2015
very good
Re: Amazon Expands Shipping Of Items To Nigeria - Jumia/konga Etc Be Afraid by Lilshorecords(m): 9:07am On Apr 08, 2015
Morning Gs!
Re: Amazon Expands Shipping Of Items To Nigeria - Jumia/konga Etc Be Afraid by hammedkola(m): 9:08am On Apr 08, 2015
Hurray...the storm is over
Re: Amazon Expands Shipping Of Items To Nigeria - Jumia/konga Etc Be Afraid by TheRealAdonye(m): 9:08am On Apr 08, 2015
Like others have said, it depends really.
It's not as straight-forward as it should be.

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Re: Amazon Expands Shipping Of Items To Nigeria - Jumia/konga Etc Be Afraid by Equalizer(m): 9:08am On Apr 08, 2015
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Re: Amazon Expands Shipping Of Items To Nigeria - Jumia/konga Etc Be Afraid by omanifrank(m): 9:09am On Apr 08, 2015
competition is sweet
Re: Amazon Expands Shipping Of Items To Nigeria - Jumia/konga Etc Be Afraid by rexbuton: 9:10am On Apr 08, 2015
MOST of them have been shipping since.. I personally use EBay, buyer protection policy makes it impossible to lose money

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Re: Amazon Expands Shipping Of Items To Nigeria - Jumia/konga Etc Be Afraid by Nobody: 9:10am On Apr 08, 2015
Waiting... undecided
Re: Amazon Expands Shipping Of Items To Nigeria - Jumia/konga Etc Be Afraid by BlackBaron: 9:11am On Apr 08, 2015
Ok
But reliability of the courier they'll use would scare them away. Is it NIPOST that can perform houdini on your shipped items and then give you stones neatly wrapped in a box or something similar?

Best bet is to use DHL though but as known are more expensive than even the middlemen shippers.

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Re: Amazon Expands Shipping Of Items To Nigeria - Jumia/konga Etc Be Afraid by d33types: 9:11am On Apr 08, 2015
It's not news..the fees are outrageous and far more than the freight forwarders.
Re: Amazon Expands Shipping Of Items To Nigeria - Jumia/konga Etc Be Afraid by adesegun121(m): 9:11am On Apr 08, 2015
K
Re: Amazon Expands Shipping Of Items To Nigeria - Jumia/konga Etc Be Afraid by Canme4u(m): 9:12am On Apr 08, 2015
Ok
Re: Amazon Expands Shipping Of Items To Nigeria - Jumia/konga Etc Be Afraid by bright007(f): 9:12am On Apr 08, 2015
good topic
Re: Amazon Expands Shipping Of Items To Nigeria - Jumia/konga Etc Be Afraid by Nobody: 9:13am On Apr 08, 2015
voltron:
Since 2012 I used a couple of expensive methods to purchase goods off Amazon not limited to the following
1: Buy and Ship to American Address of a Friend arriving Nigeria in a week or two
2: Use Nigerian Shops who buy on your behalf and ship at exorbitant prices and +5% Black Market USD$
3: Use American re-shipping and forwarding agents such as MyUs.com

all the above did not exactly satisfy my hunger for original/premium quality goods. Rather than fight with Nigerian shops selling knock-offs or out-dated and on-sale goods for more than 5 times the price on Amazon. I decided to try Amazon today and viola!! they do ship to Nigeria using my GTBank MasterCard. I quickly placed an order for some items and checked-out my cart. goods should arrive this April 17 at most.

My Question is.. How are Nigerian Entrepreneurs going to match Amazon in pricing and quality. Jumia and Konga have only raised the hunger for online shopping without the capacity to meet it appropriately. but with Amazon in the picture.. won't Nigerians move their purchases elsewhere.. what happens to the affiliate marketing schemes and other online retailers like SLOT etc.
You are still a learner.

If na Amazon. You must have shop to my door account.

Before shipping can be don. And you most pay extra amount of money. That is no Amazon

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Re: Amazon Expands Shipping Of Items To Nigeria - Jumia/konga Etc Be Afraid by tmcleo2k2(m): 9:13am On Apr 08, 2015
The option to ship to Nigeria depends on the retailer on Amazon you are buying from.
This has always been available sir.

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Re: Amazon Expands Shipping Of Items To Nigeria - Jumia/konga Etc Be Afraid by JideTheBlogger(m): 9:13am On Apr 08, 2015
Thought Amazon published press release as regards to this nii.....

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