Usually, when I need anything from America, I buy and ship to my cousins because there is always someone coming back to spend time with Grandma (typically during the Christmas and Easter season). Grandma is late now and no one wants to come to Naija again. LOL. So I’ve had to start looking for other options to get items I need from the US delivered to Nigeria.
Recently, I needed a few things to pimp my car – wheel covers, colorful carpets, plate number covers and some cute colorful bumper stickers. I’d come up with a list of potential companies I could use to ship my items to Nigeria. I visited each company’s website, and calculated the total cost of shipping my items. Shoptomydoor.com had the best rate estimates and seemed to be the most affordable of all the options I’d researched.
I logged into the Shoptomydoor website, created an account, and was assigned a warehouse address in the US, UK and China respectively. I ordered my stuff from Amazon and had it delivered to the US warehouse address I’d received from Shoptomydoor.
Once Amazon had delivered my items to my US warehouse address I’d provided, I was contacted by Shoptomydoor to log into my warehouse and select my shipping option. I chose to ship my items by air (vs. sea) and my bill came up to $60 for my items which weighed about 9 pounds. I paid with my GT Card and my items were shipped out within days.
Every step of the way, I received an email telling me where my items were and estimated time of arrival in Nigeria. 6 days later (including the weekend), my items were delivered by a popular courier service (can’t remember the name). This is what it looked like when it arrived: I loved the packaging! It was obvious they carefully repackaged my items. I felt like it was Amazon delivering straight to me. LOL.
By the way, Shoptomydoor.com has a wonderful live chat system. I’d chatted with a representative, Amaka, and would like to give a shoutout to her for being very patient with me. I asked a lot of questions and she genuinely tried to provide answers!
I’ll definitely use Shoptomydoor again, but will have to keep an eye on this crazy exchange rates!
PS – Now that I don’t have to bother my cousins to bring along my items to Naija when visiting, maybe they’ll start picking my calls again. 🙂