I totally love window shopping on Amazon.com; their items are reasonably priced, but shipping is expensive! I have tried various shipping services which sometimes cost more than the item I bought, so I just lost interest in purchasing from Amazon, until I tried ShopAmericaNg!
For the sake of full-disclosure, the CEO of ShopAmericaNg, Kene Orjiakor, is a friend of mine. I’d been complaining about the hefty shipping fees I’d coughed up in the past and he recommended his company.
ShopAmericaNg is a growing company that ships anything from Amazon.com to Lagos! They offer reliable shipping services and deliveries are scheduled closest to the customer’s location here in Lagos, Nigeria. So you’d have to go and pick up your item.
My Experience – One fateful day, I saw someone on twitter selling waist clinchers. I’d been trying to get waist clinchers in Lagos but hadn’t found for a good price, so I asked this “sister” on twitter, who informed me it’d cost 10k + naira. The price she quoted was so ridiculous, that I just decided I didn’t even care for waist clinchers again.
Fast-forward to couple days later, during one of my window shopping sprees, I searched for waist clincher and saw the exact one the girl was selling on twitter for about 11 dollars or so on Amazon! And that’s when I immediately remembered ShopAmericaNg. I contacted my friend, sent him the link to the item I was interested in, and he got back to me with the price: 4, 000naira (which covered the cost of the item and shipping). Seemed pretty reasonable to me!
He placed the order on Saturday, I paid on Monday, and my item arrived Naija on Thursday..just 4 days!! AH-MA-ZING right?? I guess I was lucky because that was very fast, basically less than a week. Let me also add that the typical process is that you send ShopAmericaNg your item, they get back to you with a quote. Then you make payment… ShopAmericaNg orders it, and has it ready for pick-up within 2 weeks.
Overall, their shipping rates are quite reasonable, and depend on the weight of items. Clothes go for 1k, Phone Cases 1k, Perfumes 2k and so on. The good thing is, once the link is sent to them, they calculate everything; cost of product, shipment charges, etc and send you the total price.
I picked up my waist clincher on Monday and was super excited because of the speedy service. Thanks to ShopAmericaNg it seems like its time to say goodbye to window shopping on Amazon, and start real shopping!
I’d rate ShopAmericaNg an 8 over 10. I was impressed with the on-time delivery of my item..still pretty shocked to be honest… and look forward to being able to order items from sellers other than Amazon.