What it takes to shop online in Nigeria


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Posted by James on Friday October 17, 2014 at 15:21:6:

Over the years, Nigerians have come to appreciate online shopping and have seriously come to love it. This is because it allows you to buy goods or services over the internet using your browser. Buying online has its numerous advantages, like shopping at anytime you want and not having to worry about queues as your purchases get to be delivered right at your doorstep. All this is done right in the comfort of your home with your laptop or phone and just ordering. This is amazing and sometimes can be fun as it offers several benefits compared to your regular offline store.

You Require Internet Access
To be able to be a part of this form of transaction, all it will take is first of all having an access to the internet. This is not at all difficult to achieve this days. In a case where you don't have a good internet connection in your home other options like going to the internet cafe can still do the work.

Payment Options
You will also need to have a valid payment method for transaction purposes. Basically for Nigerians you will need to have a Nigerian Visa or Mastercard. These payment options are widely accepted in almost all the shopping stores. Other possible method that Nigerians have been using is a Paypal account. Prior before now this meant that you needed to have a US address for you to be verified.

Well this has recently changed as Nigerians are now allowed access to this platform. A few other options allowed but which have limited acceptance are: by check, wire transfer and the various types of electronic money. Note that these payment options will depend on whether the online store you intend to purchase from is a Nigerian online store or a foreign one.

Amazon Shopping
There are special conditions you need to attain to be able to shop from certain online stores. An example is the Amazon. This web store will require that not only are you to be connected or have a master card but that you also need to have a US shipping address. Your products will be first of all shipped to the address of your US shipping agency before it is then shipped to your Nigerian address. This is to say that in opening an Amazon account, you are going to need two addresses - the address on your card known as the billing address and your shipping address.

As a result of the convenience online shopping offers, a lot of Nigerians are now adopting this form of purchase. Whether or not you have a good internet access at home, you could get to the internet cafes and make use of their connection. You can quickly check out several vendors and compare their deals and then opt for the one of your choice. Be sure to watch out for some security traps and ensure that it is a trusted site before making any purchase to avoid a situation where you would end up regretting. Make sure to verify the authenticity of the site from friends or families and various reviews about the sites.

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