Buying on AliExpress From Nigeria is pretty Simple if you know how to go about it.
AliExpress needs no introduction as it is widely known all over the world and it’s among the top e-commerce websites in the world. AliExpress is an online retail/e-commerce store that comprises of small business in China and elsewhere facilitating small business to sell to customers all over the world.
On AliExpress, Sellers are independent, using the site as a host reach a wider range of Customers to sell to, Much like eBay. Almost everything can be found and bought on AliExpress and at a very competitive price, I must say. Now unlike other sites like ASOS that independently sell items owned by them, AliExpress rarely sell on their websites and most of the items you see on the website is owned and being sold by someone else or some other company in the world. With that said, you should be careful while shopping on the website.
Buying On AliExpress From Nigeria
Before you start shopping, there are some important details AliExpress would need from you in order for you to shop from their website. These details include the following:
- Full Name.
- Identification Method. (Driver’s License or International Passport )
- Phone Number.
- Billing Address etc.
All these will need to be provided by you while registering/filling in a registration form for an account on the AliExpress website. After that, you then go ahead and browse the website in search of something to buy.
When you see a product you would like to purchase, Click on it. Now Choose how many quantities you want of that particular product then you can add it to cart.
You can also browse for other product(s) and add it to cart if you want to. After adding the product(s) you want to buy to cart, Click On the Cart and Select The Buy Now Option. This will take you to where you will Pick a Shipping Company alongside its shipping options which includes; Shipping Company Name, Estimated Date Of Delivery, Shipping Cost/Charges and Tracking Information.
Note: Some may be free shipping to your location while others may take up to 2, 3, 4 or more days. It all depends on the seller of the product(s).
When your order has been confirmed, you will be provided with a Tracking Number. The Tracking number is what you will use to check the delivery status of your package; Location of said package and Estimated Date Of Arrival. You can track your packing via the AliExpress Website or mobile App. You will also get an email notification from AliExpress when your packing gets to Nigeria or your country.
As soon as the package gets to your country, it Shouldn’t take long for it to get to the nearest NIPOST office close to your house address, probably a week tops. You might want to check in with them to ask about and pick-up your package.
If you try tracking your packing and get a “Delivery deemed failed, contact local shipping company or seller” message then you package is at the closest NIPOST Office. Locate and Visit the Office with a Valid Identification Card to Pick Up your package.
You can now start buying on AliExpress from Nigeria. You might also want to look out for the flash sales and discounts to get the best deals on various products. If you run into any trouble/problem or have any questions about buying on AliExpress from Nigeria then leave a comment down below.