How to Sell On Amazon From Nigeria

5 easy steps to get started:

  • Email us images and details of what you want to sell - amazon@shiptonaija.com - If items are ok, we request a sample.
  • Send samples to any of our offices in Lagos (PH and Abuja coming shortly) - We advice if any changes to labelling and packaging.
  • We sign an agreement with you, so know how you are paid for each item sold on Amazon and a few other things.
  • ​Drop off the quantity you want to sell - We ship to our US warehouse and items arrive within 1 week.
  • ​We list your products on Amazon within a week - Sales are wired to you first week of every month

We have simplified the amazon selling process and you can get your products listed on amazon.com within 2 weeks of your partnering with us. To get started, we advise you to watch our series of videos on youtube.com, Instagram, Facebook and twitter (@ndukaudeh). where he breaks down the process of exporting items for free.

6-AMAZING SERIES WHY YOU NEED TO GO INTO EXPORT

Our CEO/Founder is one of the top educators that shows hundreds of businesses on how to export and sell their local products internationally to earn in dollars. You will find all your questions answered in this 6-amazing series.

Series 1 - Introduction to Export

Introduction to export open with an overview of why you need to go into exporting products from Nigeria to the USA. You will see why it’s important for all Nigerian businesses to start exports. We will show you how to do your initial research in order to find out how to know the products to focus on. A must watch for anyone trying to go into the export business. You will see how everyday products such as Soursop leaves that fall freely in Nigeria can make you a millionaire. See how products like TigerNut, Palm Oil, Fashion items and so many others can be a huge potential for export. We show you that nothing is off-limits with respect to exporting from Nigeria to the USA.

The break down the export process with insights that will get you fired up

Series 2 - Essentials of Exporting to the USA

  • The legal requirements for export. We start by looking at the documents you need both in Nigeria and the USA.
  • We drill down into the AGOA legislation to show how you can increase the number of products you can sell as well as maximize your revenue. Without a deep knowledge of AGOA legislation, you can’t maximize your export revenue
  • How do you prepare your export documentation?. Well, this is where you see all the documents you need.
  • ​How do you package your products to make it sellable is a key to maximum profit?
  • ​He also looks briefly into the shipping and clearing process as it affects exports.

Here we focus exclusively on fashion items and look at ways for you to start a profitable fashion business into the USA. 

Series 3 - Finding Buyers For Your Export Products

Here we look at 9 ways to find buyers in the USA for your products. We look at ways that can be used by individuals starting on a budget to ways that can be used by the big companies as well. Here you learn about things like brand transfer, selling to existing Amazon/eBay sellers, partnerships, and the use of conferences. In all, he talks about 9 ways to find buyers for your export products

Series 4 - Essentials of Exporting to the USA

  • Why exporting fashion items is a good business and very profitable if you are from Nigeria?
  • Categories of fashion items you can export – You will be amazed at the vast category of products that fall into this category.
  • Finding your niche in the fashion business – Why doing everything does not necessarily lead to success?
  • ​Finding buyers for your fashion items – We look at part of the 9 ways to find buyers that are best suited for fashion.
  • ​Export documentation for fashion items. The right way to making your commercial invoice and packing list.
  • ​Starting small - How to see sample cost analysis for export products.
  • ​The do's and don’ts for fashion exports into the USA and for while selling on Amazon

Series 5- Exporting Food Products to the USA

  • Product and Market Fit - Making sure you select a wide-reaching product to export to the USA.
  • Find a niche - Don't try to do it all – Why it is so important to focus on one product and be the best in that?
  • Nigerian laws and regulations on food export.
  • ​US laws and regulations on food - Getting FDA license.
  • ​Finding food buyers – We look at the 9 ways and focus on those that are ideal for finding food buyers.
  • ​Processing and packaging - What to look out for when sending items to the USA.
  • ​Shipping and documentation - What documentation are needed to export food to the USA.
  • ​Storage and shelf life and how it affects your choice of products.

Here, we focus exclusively on food and looked at ways for you to start a profitable business exporting food into the USA

Series 6- Selling On Amazon From Nigeria

  • Using our standard shipping options, calculate the estimated shipping cost per item of what you are selling.
  • Review the prices of similar items and see how your prices stack up.
  • Compute your total profit per item, as well as total profit per shipped box.
  • ​Project your monthly sales profit looking at the number you can hopefully sell in any given month.
  • ​You will see how to get started, how to reach us and how to pack your items.

Selling on Amazon is something that Nigerian and African businesses will benefit greatly from. Amazon remains the best place to have your products to reach a global audience and Nigeria has the potential to dominate some key product categories on Amazon. If you have not watched my other 5 series, please do so as they are essential in understanding this last series.

WHY SHIPTONAIJA

Now that you are fully aware of the export process and how we can help put your products on Amazon, we will dig deeper into how to get started right away: . Then you should be aware of the storage cost. 

  • We will help you send your items to the US.
  • ​We list all items you are selling, with our vast knowledge of how amazon works, to make sure they have the highest potential of been sold.
  • ​We will help you send your items to the US
  • We offer free 2 weeks of storage for all items we help you to sell.
  • ​We pack all items as they are sold within 24 hours to make sure they get to the sellers within the desired time frame.
  • ​We follow up on all customer service issues between customers who make inquiries on your products.
  • ​We process all returns and stock them back in your designated storage space for resale to other customers.
  • ​We process your payments and wire all proceeds to you in dollars at the end of each month.
  • ​We charge a fixed 10% on the cost of sale for all items sold below $50 and a fixed $5 for all items sold above $50.

Shipping Cost to Our US Warehouse

To make it easy, we have developed fixed pricing to cover the cost of shipping various sizes of boxes to either our Atlanta or Houston warehouse. The following box sizes and shipping costs are listed below. These boxes are available at our offices at Lagos and partner offices at Abuja and Port Harcourt. So, you can go there and see how many of your products can fill each box. To understand how to use these boxes to calculate your profit, you can download the following excel sheet below.

Storage at our US Warehouse

We will also provide storage for your items as they are gradually been sold on Amazon. The sheet shows your storage cost for the various sizes of boxes.

NOTE:  If you are not in Lagos, Abuja or Port Harcourt, you can simply look for a box that is close to the sizes mentioned. Load your items in them, making sure to load as much as possible. Knowing the number that can fill a given box allows you to compute your profit on each item sold.

Selling Cost on Amazon

Selling on Amazon will involve some charges depending on the particular items you are selling. Charges typically range from 8% to 20% with most been at 15%. Here is a list of the charges for the most commonly sold items.

We will tell you the exact % commission to Amazon

How Do You Get Paid:

We will simply deduct all Amazon commission, and our commission and wire the amount sold to you every month end. Wires are sent in dollars to your DOM account. Full details are contained in our agreement once your product is accepted.

  • We list all items you are selling, with our vast knowledge of how amazon works, to make sure they have the highest potential of been sold.
  • ​We pack all items as they are sold within 24 hours to make sure they get to the sellers within the desired time frame.
  • We follow up on all customer service issues between customers who make inquiries on your products.
  • We process all returns and stock them back in your designated storage space for resale to other customers.
  • ​We process your payments and wire all proceeds to you in dollars at the end of each month.
  • ​We charge a fixed 10% on the cost of sale for all items sold below $50 and a fixed $5 for all items sold above $50.

Example 1: I sell a pair of shoes for $34. How much is wired to my account at the end of the month:

Sale Price = $40
Amazon Commission = 15% i.e 15% of $40 = $6.00
Our Commission = 10% i.e 10% of $40 = $4.00
Amount wired to you = $40 - $6 - $4 = $30.

Example 2: I sell a pair of shoes for $70. How much is wired to my account at the end of the month:

Sale Price = $70
Amazon Commission = 15% i.e 15% of $70 = $10.50
Our Commission = $5 (Once its more than $70, it is fixed at $5)
Amount wired to you = $70 - $10.50 - $5 = $54.50.

How To Get Started:

1.  Specifically, be sure that you have the following:


  • ​Food Items - All items been brought for sale on Amazon must follow the required guidelines as discussed in the various training videos above. If you are selling any form of food products, be sure to watch the series 5 video
  • ​Your FDA License – Watching video 5 above will show you how to obtain your FDA license. Participants in our paid training course will have an FDA license processed for them as part of the course.
  • ​Be sure that your products are NAFDAC approved. Please visit the nearest NAFDAC office for this.
  • Be sure you have your export license. Please visit the nearest NEPC (Nigerian Export Promotions Council) office for this.
  • ​Items must be properly packed as described in series 5 video and must have the labels as described in the series 5 video as well.
  • ​Correctly filled commercial invoice and manifest following the guidelines as shown in video series 2 and 5.
  • ​At least 5 pictures to be used to display their items on Amazon, and where feasible one video of the product. Members of our paid series will be thought how to make professional videos that will maximize the chance of sale of your items on amazon.
  • ​Follow all other requirements as outlined in video series 5 to ensure your food products will do very well in the US market.

2.  Other Items:

  • Well designed packages for your products. This is essential as items been sold must have proper packaging.
  • ​Other requirements if any, depending on the nature of your items.

3.  Drop Off – You can drop off samples of your products at any of the following addresses.

  • ​Items will be sent to our Lagos office where we will do a detailed review to make sure it meets requirements to be listed on Amazon. Once we are okay that it can be listed, we will be in touch and formalized a partnership agreement. Two weeks later, your items will be live on Amazon. Other requirements if any, depending on the nature of your items.

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