In one of our previous buying guides on NAIJAKNOWHOW, I shared a couple of websites Nigerians can buy things online but some peoples want to know if there are ‘international’ online shopping sites that ship to Nigeria safe and fast?
The answer is YES!
There are certain shops that are actually safe to buy things online from in Nigeria but many don’t know or… are probably scared of online shopping. Well, I don’t blame them, the rate of fraudulent activities happening online line is scary!
The fact that one of my close buddies lost all his money via a phishing website still haunts me till date! If you are not careful, you could even fall victim to what is known to be scam/phishing websites.
What is a phishing site?
A phishing website (sometimes called a “spoofed” site) tries to steal your account password or other confidential information by tricking you into believing you’re on a legitimate website. You could even land on a phishing site by mistyping a URL (web address).
Be very careful when choosing the site(s) you want to buy things from. In fact, if you have time… please read this article on how to detect a scam shopping website.
These shops ships items safely anywhere in Nigeria, doesn’t matter if you are in the northern, southern, western or eastern Nigeria, you’d get your item(s) in less than 2 weeks!
So, if you have some dollars to spend, these are the go-to websites for shopping cheap items if you don’t trust the shops aforementioned.
Top Foreign Online Shopping Sites that Ship to Nigeria from Abroad (International)
1. Gearbest | www.gearbest.com
GearBest.com is an online shop that specialises in consumer electronics, gadgets and men’s fashion. Their online catalogue is constantly expanding with the very latest and the coolest gadgets added every day to ensure you get your tech fix.
GearBest provides a wide range of affordable shipping options, with Free Shipping available to some countries. Just shop, receive and enjoy your order in style.
You can also enjoy comprehensive warranties including a 45-day no-questions-asked money back guarantee. Most items are also covered by our one year repair and replacement policy.
2. AliExpress | www.aliexpress.com
AliExpress.com is an online retail service made up of small businesses in China and elsewhere offering products to international online buyers. It is owned by Alibaba. AliExpress is the most visited e-commerce website in Russia and was the 10th most popular website in Brazil.
It facilitates small businesses to sell to customers all over the world, and one can find almost anything for sale. It is more accurately compared to eBay, as sellers are independent, using AliExpress as a host to sell to consumers and other businesses.
If you browse some of the products on AliExpress, you’ll probably notice right away that many of the prices are really low and wonder why. There are two different distinct possibilities, both of which you’ll find in abundance on the site.
First, there’s the possibility that you’re buying directly from a manufacturer, which reduces the cost of selling to you. The second possibility that an item is extremely cheap is that its either counterfeit or fraudulent (or semi-fraudulent, as in the case of the Infinix Note 2 LTE).
But all the same, there are loads of products to shop on AliExpress — you’d find consumer electronics, mobile phones, gadgets, fashion items etc. They also ship to any part of the world.
If you are relatively new to shopping online on AliExpress, I think you should read the guide below for step by step guide on how to buy things there.
Now you’ve come to the end of my list of online shopping sites that ship to Nigeria. These two websites are the most reliable when it comes to delivery. In fact, I buy almost everything from them although, I will frequently update this article with other sites I will be using from time to time.
Based on your personal shopping experience, let us know what you think about the list I’ve compiled above. Which foreign sites do you buy things online, do let us know using the comment section?
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