I recently came across a blog post on the internet where the writer said that it was not possible to use your Nigerian issued credit card or Visa card to shop on Amazon and for it to be shipped to Nigeria.
It seems some people are having this same problem because after I responded to that post that it was possible someone posted there that he was having the same problem and I should show how I did it.
This post is in response to how one can use a GTBank USD denominated Viscard to purchase products from Amazon and for it to be shipped to Nigeria and since I am a stickler for practicality, I have included screenshots of my Amazon account. I hope it would be educational for those having the same problem
Firstly,I obtained my GTBank USD denominated Viscard. I was able to get this card because I have a USD domiciliary account. If you have a current account in GTBank you can easily get a USD denominated dorm account so you could obtain this card.
Secondly, I registered my GTBank Viscard on Amazon. To do that Go to My Account > go to Payment Methods and click on Add Credit or Debit Card. See the screenshot below:
Thirdly, input credit card details and shipping address as can be seen from the screen shot below
Fourthly, see how it would appear on Amazon
Fifth, you can purchase products directly from Amazon and it would be shipped directly to your Nigerian address. See screenshot below:
Once you place your order, an estimated delivery date or date range as well as the cost would be automatically calculated. Generally, the estimated delivery date and cost is calculated based on the destination the product would be shipped to, how quickly the product can be obtained from the merchant and how many products you have ordered. It also depends on the Shipping methods you choose.
The shipping methods have different delivery dates which corresponds to different costs and they are are:
|SHIPPING METHODS||ESTIMATED DELIVERY DATES|
|TO NIGERIA||TO USA|
|1||Priority Courier shipping||3 to 7 business days||1 business day|
|2.||Expedited Shipping||12 to 22 business days||2 business days|
|3.||Standard Shipping||22 to 31, business days||3-5 business days|
Products which can be shipped directly to Nigeria
The products which you can purchase and which can be shipped directly to Nigeria include the following products include: Books, Magazines, VHS videotapes, CDs, DVDs, Music Cassettes, Vinyl.
Products which cannot be shipped directly to Nigeria
Products which cannot be shipped directly to Nigeria, include automotive products, baby, clothing, consumer electronics, phones, health and personal care, home and garden, industrial and scientific, jewelry, pet supplies, shoes, software, sporting goods, tools, toys, video games, and watches.
Services to use to if products cannot be shipped directly to Nigeria
For products which cannot be shipped directly to Nigeria you may use any of the 2 services:
- Grapchard Or
- Hont Global Services . (Thank you Ebipade Enienghan for the tip)
1) Graphcard offers an array of services which includes a dedicated US address and phone number and ability to procure a prepaid Visa card tied to your US address, (should in case your Nigerian card is not accepted,) they can also help you ship products to Nigeria , once it gets to your US office. The US office can be put in all your correspondence letters.
2) Hont Global Service, unlike Graphcard, Hont Global Service just offers shipping and logistics solutions for products which you would have asked to be shipped to their office in the US then to be forwarded to Nigeria. This is suitable for people who do not need to have a dedicated US office but just need products shipped to them from USA
Giftcard from Amazon
I also know it is possible to purchase a Giftcard from Amazon using my Viscard for people who may not be able to receive payments from your Nigerian card. I had a merchant who asked me to make payments to him with this option. (However please note that this option depends on the merchant).
To purchase a Gift card, click on Account > Scroll to Payment and Click on Gift card. You can purchase this Giftcard with your Visacard
I hope this post was educational
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Samuel Oritsejimi Iyinbo has been making money online since 2003 as a website designer with over 60 clients and counting, an internet business consultant, serial entrepreneur and spiritual teacher where he disseminates spiritual messages The Roving Messenger. He founded Illumination Concepts’ E-learning Centre and Innovation Hub the Internet Business Academy Nigeria, to share his knowledge and to train people on how to make money online.