How To Shop On AliExpress From Nigeria | AliExpress Buyer’s Guide

I'm going to help you scale through the hurdle of buying things online directly on AliExpress. All you need to do is, follow my step by step directional guide on how to successfully purchase goods from one of the biggest online stores in China.


AliExpress Nigeria Buyer’s Guide | This post contains how to shop on AliExpress from Nigeria and get goods delivered at your doorstep.

The whole online space can be a bit scary when you consider the level of scam activities happening every day online. For this ultimate reason, many are scared of buying, paying and carrying out other money related activities online.

Today, I will show you how to shop on AliExpress from Nigeria and get it delivered to the nearest post office in your LGA.

To does who wants to know how to import goods from China in Nigeria, this guide is meant for you!

I’m going to help you scale through the hurdle of buying things online directly on AliExpress. These steps are quite simple, all you need to do is, follow my step by step directional guide on how to successfully purchase products or goods from one of the biggest online stores in China.

Before we continue, I’m going to answer a few AliExpress related questions. This will help you properly understand the China-owned online store, how it work and how you can truly benefit from it.

Here are some FAQs that you might want to read before proceeding to learn how to buy gadgets such as smartphones, phone accessories, electronics or other fashion items on AliExpress in Nigeria.

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These are answers based on my personal findings.

Launched in 2010, is an online retail service made up of mostly small Chinese businesses offering products to international online buyers. It is owned by Alibaba. Similar to eBay, sellers on Aliexpress can be either companies or individuals.

Jack Ma: Ma Yun, known professionally as Jack Ma, is a Chinese business magnate who is the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group, a family of Internet-based businesses.

Peng Lei: Peng Lei is a Chinese business person. She is one of the founders of the Chinese e-commerce business group Alibaba Group.

Where is AliExpress store located?

Sellers on Aliexpress are all located in China and are each issued a unique store number on AliExpress. Unlike on the B2B website, there is very limited information available about stores and how they were verified.

Does AliExpress ship to Nigeria?

Absolutely, they ship to Nigeria. AliExpress shipping to Nigeria takes about 2 to 4 weeks for your order to arrive our shores.

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Do they deliver to your doorstep like Jumia and Konga?

AliExpress delivery to Nigeria doesn’t work like Jumia nor Konga delivery method. They don’t ship goods directly to your house address, they will drop your order at the nearest post office in your LGA in Nigeria. So, you can either send someone to pick it up or preferably, you go pick your delivery yourself.

If you’re lucky enough, a deliveryman can get these products down to your house. Just hold small change for pocket. A friend paid N500 for an earphone he ordered…lol!

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Why should I buy from AliExpress?

A lot of people don’t know how much benefits they could get when they buy things from AliExpress. Apart from buying things very cheap, Ali store has some really nice benefits;

  • They have over 100 million products.
  • You can review and read user’s reviews before buying things.
  • Secure payment.
  • They offer buyer’s protection so you can shop with confidence.
  • Round the clock customer assistance.
  • It is safe to order for goods on AliExpress.
  • You can contact suppliers.
  • Goods get delivered to Nigeria in less than 30 days.
  • You can shop on the go with their mobile application on Android and iOS.

How can I order goods from AliExpress?

It’s very easy to buy goods on AliExpress. The guide on how to shop on AliExpress from Nigeria is just all you need. See step by step shopper’s guide below;

AliExpress Buyer’s Guide: How To Shop On AliExpress From Nigeria (Step by Step Guide)

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Step 1: Choose buying option

You have two options in shopping on AliExpress, you can shop by directly accessing their site at or download the Aliexpress application from app store for free. Of course like other online shopping sites, the first thing you should do is create your account on the platform.

Step 2: Search for product

Browse the site, search by categories or by typing keywords associated with the specific item you are planning to buy.

Step 3: Select Item

Click the item you are buying to be redirected to the product page. Check the product details to see if it conforms to your specifications.

What details would you see in product page?

  1. Price: This is the original price per unit of the item you are buying.
  2. Discount Price: There are instances where the item you are buying is on sale; in that case, this is the price you would pay per unit of the item you choose to buy.
  3. Color/Size: This shows the colours and sizes available for you to choose.
  4. Shipping: This shows the available shipping method to choose from. Prices will vary depending on the shipping company you will prefer.
  5. Quantity: This is where to place the quantity of your order.
  6. Total Price: The total amount you will pay for that particular order.
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Step 4:  Check seller’s credibility

Check the seller’s credibility to know if it is safe to buy from your prospective seller.

Before placing an order, make sure to do a background check on the seller you are buying from to make sure you are actually getting what you are expecting to. To do this you may want to check the detailed seller rating. Here’s how:

What is Detailed Seller Ratings?

Detailed Seller Ratings are completely anonymous ratings left by the buyer after transactions have been completed. These ratings provide a complete picture of the seller’s performance. Detailed Seller Ratings are a part of the site’s overall feedback system, which has three detailed options for buyers to evaluate a seller’s service and items. The Detailed Seller Ratings are based on a one- to five-star scale. Five stars are the highest rating, and one star is the lowest rating.

How to check Detailed Seller Ratings?

  • When you view product page or the seller’s store page, you can find information about the detailed seller rating just below the seller’s overall positive feedback.
  • You can also find more detailed information by clicking the “Feedback Score” button located in the navigation bar of seller’s store page.
  • Under feedback, you may also check the comments of other customers who have bought the same item you are eyeing. Sometimes other buyers attached real photos of the item, check those to see its actual appearance.

Step 5: Select shipping method

Choose the shipping method you wish to go ahead with. There are items which offer free shipping but this would normally take a lot of time before your order will arrive. Or you may opt to choose the method that will cost you extra cost but will take your order delivery faster and delivered at your doorstep. If you opt to choose free shipping normally your items will be delivered to your nearest post office.

  • If You’ll Select Aliexpress Standard Shipping: Normally No Custom Duty Or Less Chance of Custom Duty.
  • If You’ll Select China/HongKong/Singapore Post: Normally No Custom Duty Or Less Chance of Custom Duty.
  • If You’ll Select DHL Or FedEx: 100% Chance of Custom Duty Because DHL Or FedEx Pays Custom From Your Side and Also Handles All The Custom Procedure. And Deliver Product To You, Only If You’ll Pay All The Custom Charge To DHL or FedEx.
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Step 6: Place order

Next, click Buy Now, but before placing your order verifies your shipping address first, the quantity of your order and the shipping company you’ve chosen. Click Place Order after you have completed all required information.

Step 7: Fill card payment details

On the checkout page, choose the credit card you want to use and complete the required details then click Pay My Order. Your payment will be held securely by Escrow and is only released to the supplier after you confirm satisfactory receipt of your order.

Step 8: Await shipping

Click Back to Order to see your order details. Wait for the supplier to ship your order; you can opt to contact the supplier for more information.

Step 9: Keep track of order

After the supplier has shipped your order, click Tracking to track your order. Once you have received the full shipment of your order, inspect all items carefully. If you are satisfied with your order, click Confirm Order Receive but if not click Open Dispute.

That’s basically everything you need to know when buying and shipping goods from China’s AliExpress from Nigeria (remember to click the link >> to start buying gadgets at an affordable price), perhaps you might want to check out the tips to remember when buying from AliExpress.

Have you started shipping goods from China?

Have you previously bought something online from AliExpress?

Do you have helpful tips for people who are new to AliExpress online shopping?

If you have answers to these questions, I’d be glad if you will take a few secs to help others learn more about how to shop on AliExpress from Nigeria.

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  1. Hello
    I placed an order since last just showed me today that delivery failed and in my inbox it’s showing it has been delivered to a post do I know which post office

    • Go to the post office nearest to your location. For example, if I used the Address — 101 Love Street, Mushin, Lagos, Nigeria then I will go to the Mushin post office to check for my device. Hope you dig. It’s most likely going to be there. Just hold like N500 naira or more depending on your package.

  2. Thank you very much. Your post is very informative and helpful. But, pls I wish to know the reliability of Aliexpress Standard Shipping because from the review on their tracking site, there have been so many complaints in terms of delivery time and actual places of orders. Thank you.

    • There is no way you can do that on Aliexpress. The only thing I know that’s possible is to get your items shipped together when you buy from the same seller.

      How do I combine orders for shipping?
      If you order different items from the same supplier with shopping cart, you can choose the same shipping method in each item, the system will combine the times into one order to save shipping costs. Please follow the below steps:

      1. Please choose items from the same suppliers and add them to your Shopping Cart.
      2. Choose the same shipping method and these products will be combined automatically.

      3. Click the “Buy all from this seller” button.

  3. Thank you so much for sharing. Pls, from post, u mentioned payment with credit cards, but debit is what is common here. Can we use this as well? And must it be a master card? How about visa.

  4. I ordered on aliexpres some weeks ago, on tracking my order I found out my order has arrived Nigeria and might be at a post office but I don’t know which one and don’t know how to confirm it, please will I get a call from the post office or I just go to all the post offices around and ask for my order

    • I do everything online using my Master card. It’s quite strange when you say yours can’t. I think you should let your bank support assist you on this. I hope you find a real lasting solution fast. Cheers and thanks for stopping by.

  5. Good day
    Tried to order something but both my gtb and stanbic cards are not going through for payment. I’ll like to know what card you used. Thanks for the anticipated response..


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