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Posted by on Monday June 9, 2014 at 16:46:18:

I just received a note from my local Postal Service - NIPOST informing me that I have a packaged to collect at their office.

This is the second time I've received a package from Aliexpress and I have to say this was faster than the first time. Since I preferred to go for free shipping to Nigeria and not DHL or other expensive courier, it took some time, about 3 weeks to get to my Nigerian post office but I didn't mind, since I wasn't in a hurry and didn't want to pay for shipping.

Shopping on global shopping websites like Aliexpress is what I live doing when I want to buy that particular product that I need and find it hard getting it in Nigeria. Most Nigerians now travel to China for business which is mostly related to importation of manufactured products. China is the big seller now for most consumers in Africa of which Nigeria seems to be in the lead.

I also do shop on websites like Amazon US and eBay from time to time but so far, shopping on Aliexpress really saves me more money.

One problem I've been having with shopping on Amazon US and eBay is that they don't ship most items to Nigeria directly and for that, I also have to pay for a US shipping agent to get items to me her in Nigeria through DHL which is a bit expensive. With Aliexpress, most sellers are already providing free shipping to Nigeria as long as they can wait for the item to be sent through normal slow postal mail. It was sent through China post mail which also connected with Nigeria's NIPOST.

Aliexpress connects global buyers to the Chinese market and they host a very wide variety of sellers who offer lots of products for a really affordable price. One would even be surprised that most of the electronics been sold on Amazon US are actually produced in China and one can even find some of them listed for cheaper on Aliexpress.com.

I am not kidding because I recently checked out a Portable battery power pack on Amazon and it was sold at about $25 but when I checked for the same model on Aliexpress, it was listed at around $18. Besides, that price also included the cost of mailing it to Nigeria, even if it won't be so fast as Amazon's delivery. Infact, I guess for people in Africa or who don't reside in the US or close to it, it won't really make sense buying on Amazon.com what you can buy on Aliexpress.com for cheaper and more especially if it was made in China.

If one were buying branded goods that were actually made in the USA, Amazon remains one of the best places to go to shop directly.

So, I recently ordered for a sample of an electronic product on Aliexpress and it similar to something I've also bought on Amazon a few weeks ago. It took about 3 weeks for it to be mailed to Nigeria through the postal system.

Aliexpress.com allows Nigerian buyers to shop online and even has an automatic web platform that displays products that can actually be shipped to one's country and this also included shipping cost. What Aliexpres does it that when you search for a particular product, they'd list to you all those products that can be shipped to your shipping destination and also offer you other shipping options besides the free shipping it comes with if you use slow mail service. You can decide to use DHL to ship it faster to you but it would bost you more. So, I guess, Aliexpress slow shipping is good for people who want to save money on shipping by opting to receive it in about a month's time or more.

I didn't need the product in a hurry but since it's a regular electronic part we normally use at our office, I had to just order for it in advance. The cost of getting the item in Nigeria was really expensive and so it made sense to just buy it on Aliexpress.

There are truly many local online shopping websites in Nigeria but they are practically incomparable to sites like Aliexpress in terms of their market value as well as the wide variety of products you can find on them. Most Nigerian websites just focus on selling little things like clothes, shoes, food and computers but on Aliexpress, you can find a lot of other things such as home accessories, car accessories, bathroom fittings, building material, interior decoration, jewelleries and so on.

Anyway, I had been Googling for the product for a while and since I wasn't able to find it available at any Nigerian website, I had to just order for it at Aliexpress and paid with my Zenith bank's prepaid USD Visa card.

Aliexpress accepted my payment and I got a debit alert by sms. The seller then shipped it quickly to me though China post mail and I got a tracking number which I was also able to use to track it Singapore Post mail and noted when it arrived Nigeria. It arrived within 3 weeks and I got a printed notification from NIPOST that I have a parcel waiting for collection.

The next step to collecting my parcel at NIPOST would be going with my ID card and the Note they gave me which also contained my tracking number. I would have to show my ID and the note as proof to the storekeeper who will then ask me to sign for the collection and then receive my package.

This is not the first time I've collected a parcel from NIPOST and I'm glad that they are working efficiently now although I don't remember when last I sent a written letter by mail now that we make use of e-mail services. There are no hidden charges for collecting your parcel at NIPOST unless you just want to be charitable to them when they smile at you.

So, I think most Nigerian shoppers who buy items on retail can actually save money when they shop on Aliexpress.com. It's a website that connects the world to merchants in China and believe me, they do offer one of the lowest prices.
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Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Uchechukwu Accurate on Wednesday June 18, 2014 at 11:24:52:

i love that



Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Chukwuma on Saturday June 21, 2014 at 9:29:9:

Hi, your post is much intresting. I've been googling alot of thing about online shopping but because i'm a novice in that i couldn't understand nor believe somethings. So please sir, i wish you'll truely help me in this. I wanna start a mini importation on cosmetics products, which site do you think it's best for cosmetics products?



Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Felix Okoli on Saturday June 21, 2014 at 9:29:9:

I don't know much about importation of cosmetics. You can try buying on sites like Aliexpress.com or AMazon.com


Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Tim on Tuesday July 29, 2014 at 10:6:25:

Pls it took how many days to track ur order



Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Felix Okoli on Tuesday July 29, 2014 at 10:6:25:

Well, it took about a week before tracking was available.


Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by dayopence on Friday August 8, 2014 at 1:26:38:

Am having problem with nipost,the stuff I brought frm aliexpress got here in 2weeks.but it is taking nipost almost 2weeks to deliver goods to me in nasarawa state from lagos. What do u think is the problem?



Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Felix Okoli on Friday August 8, 2014 at 1:26:38:

You just have to be patient until it gets to you. You can track for the current location of your package using the tracking number in your order. If it has not been delivered to you within the stipulated delivery period, you can contact Aliexpress and ask for a refund


Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by debola on Saturday August 9, 2014 at 13:8:36:

Pls which nipost office was it delivered to? And how do you get notified by NIPOST.did u use them as your address. Reslly confused abt delivery.pls help.



Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Felix Okoli on Saturday August 9, 2014 at 13:8:36:

It was delivered to teh NIPOST office closed to my local government area. I use my own adress as delivery address but it will first be sent to NIPOST who will then notify you with a slip containing the item's tracking number when your package is ready for collection.


Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by teemah on Wednesday August 13, 2014 at 12:45:34:

hi there, okay I have a Post office box, so wen I was asked for my shipping address I wrote d PO BoX and put down the postal code of the Post Office. I want to know if this method I used will actually work



Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Felix Okoli on Wednesday August 13, 2014 at 12:45:34:

You can try it out and see how it goes


Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by ajibola on Thursday August 14, 2014 at 23:9:14:

Pls sir I ordered some products through aliexpres but how do I know if the product has gotten to Nigeria and should I just be waiting for the call of the nipost people to know when am to collect of.



Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Felix Okoli on Thursday August 14, 2014 at 23:9:14:

Just make use of the tracking number and tracking website provided for you in your order. With the tracking number, you'll be able to know the current location of your package and know when it arrives Nigeria


Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Edoga Joseph on Thursday August 28, 2014 at 5:26:17:

Please Sir,the track number should send to to me when?



Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Felix Okoli on Thursday August 28, 2014 at 5:26:17:

Once your order has been shipped, you'll be able to see the tracking number in your order history by clicking the order details


Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by ADE on Monday September 1, 2014 at 10:42:36:

NIPOST ESPECIALLY MUSHIN AND SHOMOLU POST OFFICE ARE NOW CHARGING MONEY AS MUCH AS 500 NAIRA BEFORE YOU CLAIM YOUR ITEM THERE. I ORDERED 2 ITEMS THEY REFUSED GIVING ME, AND SAID I MUST PAY 500 NAIRA EACH, I WAS JUST HOLDING 500 NAIRA THEY REFUSE TO GIVE ME. WHEN I WENT LATER WITH THE 1,000 NAIRA ONLY TO TELL ME THEY CANT FIND IT, TILL TODAY ABOUT 2MNTHS NOW. AND I VOWED NEVER TO TAKE THAT RISK AGAIN. AND SO THIS DISCOURAGES ME FROM BUYING FROM ALI EXPRESS. I USE TO BE THEIR BIG TIME CUSTOMER



Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Daniel on Monday September 1, 2014 at 15:16:27:

I ordered for a product on aliexpress, from d tracking I did, I got to know that it has gotten to Nigeria bit I've not gotten any notice whatsoever from nipost and it's my first time. How long do I need to wait



Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Felix Okoli on Monday September 1, 2014 at 15:16:27:

You can copy the tracking number and then go to NIPOST and ask them if they've received it. If the tracking indicates that it has arrived at the Local govt close to that office, then it should be with them


Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by john on Tuesday September 9, 2014 at 1:16:3:

Welldone sir!!! I requested for an item in Aliexpress when i tracked the item on their site i was told "item is at local delivery office" and the following day "delivery of item unsuccessful " I didn't receive any message from any office as u did. When I contacted the seller she told me to contact my local post. Which local post will I ask? Plis reply



Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Felix Okoli on Tuesday September 9, 2014 at 1:16:3:

If you are in Nigeria, your local post is the closest NIPOST office to your address.


Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Dare on Tuesday September 9, 2014 at 1:28:4:

Thanks for the info Felix.

Teemah, I would like to know the state of your order, has it arrived?

Would like to know if using private postal address is guaranteed.



Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Rex on Thursday September 11, 2014 at 20:31:19:

pls sir after I paid I saw this
NO tracking Number for small orders(orders
price < $20), cause it will increase your shipping
cost.
If you need tracking no., you should pay USD1.5/... how can I know when its delivered...will the nipost ppl call me?



Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Felix Okoli on Thursday September 11, 2014 at 20:31:19:

Yes NIPOST will send you a notification. However, it's always best to only buy from sellers who provide tracking number.


Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by adewunni adeola on Monday September 15, 2014 at 7:36:50:

pls Hw do I contact sellers on aliexpress,I don't seems to understand it.



Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Felix Okoli on Monday September 15, 2014 at 7:36:50:

Do you want to contact sellers or do you want to buy? To contact sellers, there is a Contact link provided for you by Aliexpress to do that. If you want to buy, just click on buy now or add to cart.


Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by ANTHONY on Tuesday September 16, 2014 at 10:47:1:

PLS WHY SHOULD NIPOST BE UNTRUSTED.



Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Razor on Tuesday October 7, 2014 at 5:44:44:

Nice post Felix. You are spot on about AliExpress being the biggest and arguably the best online retail service in the world. I heard it's Amazon times 2. Lol. But NIPOST rarely do free services. The attendant will most likely charge you at an average of 500 Naira per package. Quite annoying but this is Nigeria; corruption is embedded in us. I only console myself with the fact that my long awaited parcel arrived which is such a great feeling. Lol



Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by mehmet on Thursday October 9, 2014 at 8:1:47:

hello. i have been a member of aliexpress.com to buy. but when i order any item it request country/region and there is no nigeria in list. can u help me?



Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Temitayo Olaoye on Wednesday October 15, 2014 at 10:33:17:

Please i have delivery date to be 14/10/2014, should i go to the post office or they bring it down to my house.



Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Felix Okoli on Wednesday October 15, 2014 at 10:33:17:

First Go to the Nipost office and track your package using the tracking number given to you. If the package is already in Nigeria and has arrived at the closest NIPOST office, then you'd know that it has arrived. You can decide to wait about a week to receive your invitation note before going to the or go to the NIPOST office to collect it. They don't deliver Aliexpress packages to your address, you will have to pick it up at the NIPOST office


Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Oorb on Wednesday October 15, 2014 at 1:23:49:

Hello felix, nice post but I've got a question or two for you. Do I need to have a p.o box with nipost to have my item delivered to them or am I to just enter my home adress in the shipping address form and they'll just ship it to any post office nearest to me? Thanks.




Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Felix Okoli on Wednesday October 15, 2014 at 1:23:49:

You don't need to have a Postal box. Just use your own address and zip code.


Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Temitayo Olaoye on Wednesday October 15, 2014 at 10:33:17:

Please i have delivery date to be 14/10/2014, should i go to the post office or they bring it down to my house.



Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Felix Okoli on Wednesday October 15, 2014 at 10:33:17:

NIPOST will send you a note when it arrives


Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Oorb on Friday October 24, 2014 at 14:6:44:

Thanks felix for your prompt response. When you say zip code, is it the usual 23401 for lagos or the local post codes provided by the post office in my area? And what about those less than $10 items that do not have tracking numbers provided by the sellers? Am I to go to the post office after 3 weeks of purchase to see if they received it already? Sorry if this question has already been answered earlier, I read through other posts and didn't notice it. Thanks




Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Felix Okoli on Friday October 24, 2014 at 14:6:44:

NIPOST Website has a list of postal or zip codes for places in Nigeria. Also, you are only meant to go to NIPOST to collect your package after they've notified you with the tracking number in a note.


Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by oorb on Saturday October 25, 2014 at 24:29:57:

hi, it's me again. i ordered an item thats $5 and i understand there isnt a tracking number for items that are less than $10. just ordered something really cheap so that it wont hurt if i dont recieve it because its my first purchase from the site. so my package is to arrive nigeria in an envelope like a regular letter. my question is will ordering an item as small as what ive got make nipost send me an sms to notify me of a package waiting @ their office? thanks



Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Felix Okoli on Saturday October 25, 2014 at 24:29:57:

I think they will still notify you since they're already going to collect a handling charge of N500 from you.


Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by zona on Thursday November 6, 2014 at 24:51:7:

Hi thanks for your responses..I just ordered for some items on alli express and I used the address of the post office nearest to me...will it be delivered..I didn't use my personal address



Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Felix Okoli on Thursday November 6, 2014 at 24:51:7:

If it is delivered to the postal address, how are you going to collect it or how are they going to inform you? Well, you can use the tracking number to know when it has arrived and then go to the postal office with your ID card to claim it.


Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Ayo on Friday November 14, 2014 at 18:50:16:

Greetings bros, i equally ordered an ipad from aliexpress and the carrier is singapore post. Av been tracking the item and the current status of the item as at 11th of nov 2014 says item dispatched to overseas code NG does it means my item is now in nigeria, i reside in lagos



Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Felix Okoli on Friday November 14, 2014 at 18:50:16:

No it's not in Nigeria yet. Until it tells you the current item is in Nigeria, then you'll know. You can also confirm it has actually arrived Nigeria by using the tracking code on NIPOST website.


Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by paul victor on Monday November 17, 2014 at 9:46:49:

bro what If I ordered different goods from different sellers will they arrive differently or as one pakage. tnx n God bless



Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Felix Okoli on Monday November 17, 2014 at 9:46:49:

No they won't arrive as a single package since they are from different sellers.


Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by sallian on Monday November 17, 2014 at 13:38:12:

Nipost has always brought my packages,even when i bought from Asos it was brought to my address.
GUESS IM THE LUCKY ONE.........LOL



Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Sarah on Monday November 17, 2014 at 20:7:49:

Hey I love your post. I just started online shopping with Ali Express and like most Nigerians I opted for free shipping. I read your previous post about NIPOST demanding #500. I wanted to know if it is for one package only or if you order several.



Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Felix Okoli on Monday November 17, 2014 at 20:7:49:

It is for a single package and it comes receipted. But I think you can negotiate the fee and that comes without a receipt


Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Sodiq on Thursday December 11, 2014 at 1:58:51:

Will They send it thru phone or what?



Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Gab on Sunday December 14, 2014 at 12:14:15:

My tracking from singpost shows that my parcel arrived Nigeria on the first of Dec... but till now I have not received notification from nipost and the biopsy tracking website is not working for more than two weeks now... I even went to d nipost office in my area and they said it haven't arrived.... I'm confused sir... please help me



Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Felix Okoli on Sunday December 14, 2014 at 12:14:15:

If you want to know whether the parcel has arrived Nigeria, then go to NIPOST website and track it. If the results show up, it will indicate which post office it is currently available at.


Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Chinwe Chukwu on Thursday December 18, 2014 at 8:1:14:

Pls does aliexpress ship to Asaba, Nigeria



Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Felix Okoli on Thursday December 18, 2014 at 8:1:14:

They will deliver to the NIPOST office closest to you in Asaba


Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Anon on Friday December 19, 2014 at 10:52:27:

Please how long did you charge your power bank before first usage?



Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Felix Okoli on Friday December 19, 2014 at 10:52:27:

I think I charged it for a whole day. Just charge it until the lights stop showing or is fully charged.


Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by victor on Friday December 26, 2014 at 22:54:30:

pls sir,am an absolute novice and am 16 yrs old sir.pls sir i really need to get an item thats less than $10.pls how do i go about it.pls i would appreciate if you help me out.thanks



Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Felix Okoli on Friday December 26, 2014 at 22:54:30:

There are many items you can get for less than $10 on aliexpress. You can try a 2600mah power bank here: www.multidox.net/go/aliexpress/search/2600mah-power-bank


Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Kellx on Sunday December 28, 2014 at 13:18:11:

Hey bro seasons grtinz bro pls i wanted to ask if am to order frm aliexpress and am orderin products lyk sneakers and i want to buy diff sneakers frm the same supplier will he ship all de sneakers in a specific shipment.. Tankx bro..



Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Felix Okoli on Sunday December 28, 2014 at 13:18:11:

Yes you can buy any sneakers you want from any seller. They will send it differently. You can buy sneakers on Aliexpress here


Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Kingsley on Thursday January 22, 2015 at 1:36:32:

i recently tracked my order from site provided by seller and it shows' arrived nigeria airpost track end 5 days' pls what does that mean?



Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Felix Okoli on Thursday January 22, 2015 at 1:36:32:

To confirm that it has arrived Nigeria, use the tracking number on NIPOST website. If there are results, then it means that is has arrived Nigeria


Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by debbie on Friday January 22, 2016 at 19:26:51:

I really wish to place an order on Alibaba,buh d problem here is DT I don't even have an idea of doing DT n secondly, I'm scared of d shipping.Pls, kindly give me a lead.Tanx



Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Felix Okoli on Friday January 22, 2016 at 19:26:51:

I don' buy on Alibaba but on Aliexpress.


Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Falana Azeez on Thursday March 31, 2016 at 12:31:13:

Hello Admin,
My items i ordered for has arrived, how do i receive it? are they gonna bring it down to my house or i'll be the one to go and pick it?



Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Felix Okoli on Thursday March 31, 2016 at 12:31:13:

You will be sent a note from NIPOST with which you will go and collect it at their office with a valid id card. They don't bring the package to your house.


Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Meeno on Wednesday September 28, 2016 at 16:59:23:

Hello there, so i just recently moved back to Abuja, Nigeria from the UK and i have been a big fan of Aliexpress. Anyways, i wanted to ask, the NIPOST NOTE you speak of, would it be like an sms i will receive when my parcel is at the post office or they bring a note personally to my house? My house does not really have a mail box or even a Number because its an estate, so are there chances that i won't be able to get my parcel?



Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Felix Okoli on Wednesday September 28, 2016 at 16:59:23:

Based on my experience, you'd either get a note or sms from NIPOST and then you'd need to go to their office and pick up your items from them. If you did not receive your item from Aliexpress within the protection period, then you should file a dispute with Aliexpress so that they'll refund your money.


Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Oscar on Thursday October 27, 2016 at 8:28:49:

Nice forum.

1:i ordered some items on aliexpress on 25 Sept and used logistics company chrisvicmal, till today being 27th October. Till now chrisvicmal have not received it . while I have email the seller to complain still items have not been delivered. What do I do?
2:the logistics company I used charged for triweek period at 1kg #4750.hearing of different experience in this forum about Nipost being free while some paid money to colect their parcel. Can I use Nipost next time to reduce cost?
3: How to file for refund if they fail to deliver ur goods, process n how long it wil take to get your money back?



Re: Aliexpress Shopping: My Aliexpress order has arrived Reply by Felix Okoli on Thursday October 27, 2016 at 8:28:49:

My advice is to file a refund before the buyer protection period expires. You can do that from the order details in your account




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