Three Int’l stores that ship free to Nigeria
When it comes to shopping from international online stores, the challenge for many living in Nigeria has always been the shipping cost.
Most cannot imagine buying a product that costs only $10 and have it shipped for $25. This was the snag before some stores found a way to solve this problem- Free Shipping. But even with these stores, selecting the best and most trusted is like searching for a needle in a haystack.
Below are some trusted online stores that offer different categories of products;
Asos is a British online fashion and beauty store that has been delivering goods to men and women since its inception in June 2000. Ever since then Asos has been on a steady rise and has grown to become one of the most trusted international stores that delivers free goods worldwide.
Asos has grown so popular that it’s not hard to see dispatch riders with Asos boxes strapped to their bikes, signaling the popularity of the online store in Nigeria.
Personally, I found shopping on Asos easy. My delivery which was scheduled to come in 2 weeks came in much less time and I collected it from the post office at no extra charge. The goods delivered looked the same as what I saw online.
Another customer expressed mixed views.
Temitayo Nathan a regular Asos shopper said; “I love shopping on Asos. They deliver on said date, but the pictures usually look better that the actual product sometimes.”
For Rhoda, it was a terrible experience altogether; “I bought goods on Asos last year and up until now I’m still expecting my delivery. Never again!!”
I discovered that the reason a lot of people may not receive their goods is because they do not fill in their correct addresses and/or post code. Most Nigerians are not aware of the varying post codes for different streets. A quick search on nigeriapostcodes.com should solve this problem of missing goods.
- Book depository
This is a trusted online bookshop that has an expansive range of books from fiction to health.
Founded by former Amazon employee and later acquired by Amazon, Book depository is by far one of the largest online book stores; the best part is not just their discounted prices but free worldwide shipping.
“If you don’t mind waiting, The Book Depository is a trustworthy source of books. Occasionally, shipping times can be a little on the long side, but your books will show up. I have ordered many books from there, and so far everything has arrived, in perfect condition.
“As a side note, if you happen to order different items at the same time, they send everything in separate packages, which means even though your order was placed at the same time; the books may arrive individually, rather than all at once,” a customer Morpie, said
My guess is that the reason for separate delivery is that the books are sourced from different sellers. But the most important factor is that they get to you eventually.
Another interesting side to this site is that you can see a live feed on the homepage of the people making purchases from the site from all over the world.
I discovered Aliexpress through consistent search on Google. Every time I put up a search to buy a product and add “Nigeria” to it, the Aliexpress site came up. Curiosity got the better of me and I decided to check it out. I was fascinated by how many exciting products they have that meet the need of male and female fashion lovers. The best part is that they are cheap although most are duplicates of real high end brands. The bad part is there are a lot of scams on Aliexpress and finding a credible store takes time and a lot of research.
Aliexpress is very popular not just for its fashion but human hair. Many people love to buy human hair from trusted sellers because they get quality for a much cheaper rate. “Aliexpress delivery was very fast. No complaints, nothing. Impressive,” Jahnet Kanu who bought virgin hair from Queen hair Products on Aliexpress said. “I used the free shipping option and I was surprised that it came in a week and the hair was very good”
Some have even gone as far as ordering wedding dresses from them. For many, they say ordering is more or less a gamble for those who are willing to take a risk.
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