How To Buy, Shop and Import From China in Nigeria, Ghana and Other Africa Countries

Start Importation business online without leaving the comfort of your home. It’s easy to do. You don’t need to attend those crappy seminars nor purchase money-wasting ebooks to start importation business online. Follow this article to the end and then become a guru in importation business.


If you are interested in buying and importing goods from China in Nigeria, Ghana and other African countries, this post is for you. You can start importation of goods from China without leaving your room in Nigeria, Ghana and other African countries and without sending money via any third party.

See also: Things to Watch out for When Buying from AliExpress .

One great advantage of buying from China is that they offer direct shipping to African Countries. You don’t have to pass through any hassle if you’re buying from China because it is easy and simple.

Buying goods from China help reduce shipping cost unlike shipping from USA or UK. The website that offers to sell Chinese products and allows you to ship them to Nigeria, Ghana and other African countries is This website is owned by where buyers and sellers meet to trade.

Before I continue, let me share the top 5 reasons why Aliexpress should be your number 1 choice:

1. Millions of Products

  • Huge selection only found here
  • 40 categories with easy navigation

2. The Best Value Online

  • Uneatable prices, thousands of sellers
  • Free shipping on almost all products

3. Fast Shipping to Your Country

  • Shipping to over 200 countries and regions
  • Express delivery options

4. Buyer Protection Guarantees

  • Transactions protected until you confirm satisfactory delivery
  • Full refund if goods not delivered or not as described

5. Secure, Easy Online Payment

  • VeriSign & PCI protection keep your information safe
  • Visa, MasterCard & local payment methods is a good website for Nigerians, Ghanaians and other Africans shoppers that wish to buy products and items from China.

You can also, check:

How to Buy From Aliexpress

For shopper that wish to buy from, the process involve are not tedious. Below are the steps involved:

1. You need to first search for what you intend to buy. Click Here to start.

2. Locate the product, check review made by existing buyers and then click on buy if you are satisfied.

3. Make payment for goods using your debit/credit card. In the case of Nigeria, most commercial banks Master/Visa Cards now work effectivly on Aliexpress.

4. You receive your shipment

5. Confirm the receipt of goods

As a shopper on, you need to have access to the internet, a credit card and buyer account.

I recommend because they have greater advantage than Amazon in terms of:

Wholesale Discounts: if you are buying at a bulk rate from, you will be granted discounts on good purchase from them. Bulk purchasing is a good option for Nigerians, Ghanaians and other Africans wishing to start importation of goods from China.

Shipping Cost: there ship cost is relatively low when compared to that of

Affordable: products from are affordable; you can get mini laptops from their website for a little price of $100 or less.

For easy navigation and reliable sellers, check the following: Affordable and Original Jewelries, Original Electronics, Computer and Networking, Phone and Accessories.

If you have any question related to Aliexpress but not included in this article, don’t hesitate to use the comments section below.

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  1. Please am still a novice in this stuff enlighten me more on how to buy goods from china am at onitsha

  2. Eben Talent says:

    Please how can I import used or secondhand clothes from aliexpress in China to reach me in Accra-Ghana

  3. @Segun thanks for sharing the info about AliExpress. But i’d like to know if you have any info on some other Chinese online stores like and Have you bought or know anyone who has bought something from any of these stores as they both boasted of shipping to Nigeria as well, but i’m kind of skeptical about this thanks.

  4. Whyis it that they transportation Charges on the goods you buy are per each product, it’s not calculated on bulk.example if I want to buy a 5pairs of the same shoes from a buyer there will be shipping cost for each of the 5pairs of shoes.

    And why is it that if I want to buy the 5pairs of shoes I can’t make different selection on size, colour for each of the shoes at the same time. Thanks
    Note :the questions are directed to aliexpress site

  5. this post is really a good post….God will lead u up..plz doo send me mails

  6. i have bought thing a couple time from them…i must say, they are really helping n their product are too cheap.

  7. can u please direct me to sites that produce quality rubber slippers that someone can resell in bags with affordable prices.

  8. edogun jeffrey says:

    I truly enjoyed this post but i must say its one industry i’ve not really researched about however, i will like to feature this post in my blogspot, that’s if its okay with you. Thanks

  9. Please, how can i get US and Turkey products from this aliexpress? I just ordered for some wears and jelweries for sales hope i will get them in time. Does DhL charge per item or for all items to be shipped at once

  10. plz must I register b4 I can view wat I want to buy n plz private discussion wit u on mail box. thank u

  11. plz am new i jst wnt to knw how can i start, because some people tell me dat is 419 site @aliexpress

  12. john onyeagu says:

    Pls I bought an item on aliexpress and they already deducted their money after my payment…when I tried logging in again,I couldn’t cos I wnt to check on d goods I bought on aliexpress wit my account….i hope there is no fraud atall.

  13. You are the best Mr Segun. my question is that does free shipment mean I will not pay anybody till my goods reach me and how much is the least goods I can buy?

  14. i can’t believe I can come across this after many days of searching ..thank you bros…I live at Abuja and I want to order from alibaba since items in aliexpress seems to be can I do that and what’s the difference between alibaba and aliexpress…is custom charges applied to both

  15. Victory Mcwinter says:

    Hello my Name is Victory Mcwinter i’m a distributor of baby accessories here in Nigeria i need contacts of Chinese importers and exporters from China if any one is interested you can reply me here or write me to my email for business plans and discussions…..


    pls i need a detailed explanation on how to make payment with my visa card,how to dictate fake and quality products,cost of shipping through DHL,and time it will take for my goods to arrive nigeria through this means,how to dictate scammers from real regards.

  17. to me is one of the easiest site to shop from China, I have been using them for some time now only some few stores has given me tough time, but on the overall, the site is safe, cos you are not paying the seller directly, the money is been held by escrow till you confirm the receipt of your items.

  18. Pls….i woukd like to kno if its possible to receive orders without putting a postal code…because i recently did not add my zip code when i was ordering

  19. please, how does one make payment for an item without being dupped as i have heard there are a lot of scammers there. thank you

  20. can I buy from aliexpress at small quantiiies cos most suppliers request for large quantities to be do I buy in small quantities.thank you

  21. Andrew Richard says:

    so there is no other additional fees attached to it.

  22. popoola femi says:

    Pls how do I get started? And is the shipping free?

  23. Pls I wl love you to tell me how to order step by step. Sir how I wish I can get a means of getting you. Pls is urgent.

  24. Cant get a chinese number so my verification code can be sent to it

  25. sharkboi says:

    Tnx for your efforts, I know u said no payments on free shipping but does it involve electronic gadgets and I believe it is when you use ems or Dhl that the goods delivered to your doorstep or it also applies to free shipping option.

    • @ sharkboi, any product that is labelled free shipping won’t attract any shipping charges. 95% of the time, free shipping are delivered by your local postal services (NIPOST in the case of Nigeria). These people are kind of lazy, the only help they can render is to give you a call. In your own best interest, you can always visit their office to confirm where your packages are around or not.

  26. Rapheal says:

    Please can I pay with ATM verve card on aliexpress

  27. Pls I cant register on taobao, I need ur help

  28. Please, how can I use free shipping and get my goods in one week here in Ogbomoso, Oyo State of Nigeria.

    Secondly, how is it possible for them to send the goods to my address in Nigeria without me giving Postal Code?

  29. Chukwuemeka says:

    I have two questions, (1) What is the gap or rate at which the original phone product is better than cloned phone? (2) If i decide to receive goods through paid courier service, will i make a good gain after resell of the product?

    • @ Chukwuemeka, for 1, Original and clone can’t be the same thing. Sometimes, the original will weigh more than clone in terms of weight. Although there may no be any physical differences.
      2. You have to do the market research. Know the normal price of the product in market and then do the calculation by adding your cost of shipping to the cost of the product.

  30. Good day, please i want to order from aliexpress but dunno if i will av to still make payment for custom services with free shipping option or will they bring it to my home adddress. thanks in anticipTION

  31. U r d man. Nice job bro. Jst wanna know if I can make payment online using my ATM visa or master card. Must d account be a current or saving account?

  32. pls, how do one identify clone products from the chinese sites.

    • Isaac, some will tell you it’s clone while some others won’t mention such. But you can use your common sense. When you see a samsung phone worth $500 on Chinese sites as $100, you have to realise you are buying clone.

  33. Harrison says:

    thanks man… you the best

  34. Please I know some guys who say that googs from aliexpress is very poor in terms of quality, so having gotten this bad report I would like to know how true it is and if it is true, is there any other website I can order from @ cheap prices, with high quality. Thanks.

  35. Thanks for the info on importation business.
    My question:

    Do I need physical address or postal mail address in order to order from Chinese online store?

    Someone was saying I needed to open a mailing with NIPOST, How true is that.


  36. am only intrested in selling electronics parts like e.g integrated circut,transitors etc, is it possible and how can i get it

  37. Pls I stay in kogi state hw can I get my product if I purchase

  38. Thanks for d info, very generous of u. Pls am buying some stuff from DHgate. What is the fastest mode of delivery if I do not want the free shiPping option? And how expensive is DHL? Can I trust d website?

  39. can goods be sent to akwa ibom state from China?

  40. pls will a call be put to me when goods arrive Nigeria

  41. Pls sir, can dis work on my phone ? Am havin a Nokia E63 phone. Can it work ?

  42. laetitia manyuka says:

    i am in Zimbabwe,when you said other African countries,dd you mean us from the Southern too.i wld lyk to know if free shipment means the goods are shipped from China to a port or to my country because Zimbabwe is landlocked

  43. I want to place. Order from aliexpress if the goods gets to nigeria. What will i need to collect it in my nearest post office

  44. how long will it take my goods to arrive to me here in nigeria without using express shipping?

  45. i want to make an order on aliexpress but im not convinced about the stability of china free delivery services and i cant afford the paid [email protected] and ems. how do you think i should go about ordering with free delivery and how long does it take in your experience. thanks. i wld appreciate a copy of the response in my mail box if you can.

  46. How to fill the address, ? It takes upto how many weeks b4 arrival ,to Nigeria not lagos state

  47. how can I order for cloths , shoes, tablets to sell in school and make some money.?

  48. Pls,I typed*234 84878392 as phone no thus omitting 80.pls will I ever get my order from aliexpress

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