Can I order from Amazon and Ship to Ghana?
Posted January 13th 2023
The e-commerce giant, Amazon, is the most popular online retailer in the world by a wide margin and for good reason. Amazon offers a wide selection of products at competitive prices with a top-notch customer service with several shipping options but not on a door to door shipping basis
Amazon being a marketplace means that aside their own retail business, Amazon has opened up their platform to other small and medium-sized businesses to sell their goods at monthly fee. Amazon fees ranges from monthly subscription for using their platform as a business seller, through to stock management and order fulfilment. It's no wonder that Amazon doubles as the judge, the jury and the executioner, when it comes to seamless e-commerce.
In this blog post, we will explore the opportunity Amazon offers for customers all over the world, in particular, where they ship to and if Amazon ships to Ghana.
Amazon on their own, ships to many countries they consider prime shipping destinations without issues. Being a marketplace, some small businesses might offer shipping to other countries, including Ghana whiles other might not. To identify if the item you are interested in is sold by Amazon or by a 3rd-party seller, you need to look out for who the item is "Sold by". This will give you an indication of who the real seller of the item is. It must be noted that on any particular listing, there might be several other sellers, as Amazon employs the use the of "one to many" product listings, in contrast to eBay where listing are on a "many to many" basis. What this means is that on Amazon, a single product listing page will have multiple sellers whereas on eBay, a single product may have multiple pages with different sellers. Each seller gets their own product listing page on eBay whereas Amazon restricts all sellers to list their items for sale on the same product listing page.
As an example, a search for "Ninja air fryer" will come up with 43 other sellers (the number of sellers on a single product fluctuates, as seller on a particular listing sell out and Amazon checks in new stock on a daily basis) whereas the same listing on eBay will yield 5,000+ pages (including Ninja air fryer accessories). With this in mind, it's imperative to do a bit of digging around to see if there are other sellers on the listing who would ship to Ghana. It's possible to find a few sellers who would ship to Ghana however, they might not have the best price for your desired product.
If you live in Ghana and want to place an order on Amazon, what you might find is that at checkout, you wouldn't have the option to select Ghana as your delivery destination. The option wouldn't be activated based on certain criteria set by Amazon or 3rd-party sellers. Amazon and many other 3rd-party sellers will prefer to ship to a local address instead.
In this blog post, we'll explain how to order from Amazon and ship to Ghana, and why you should choose Manc Global Logistics for your Amazon shipments to Ghana.
Manc Global Logistics is a leading freight forwarder based in Manchester, UK, with a package forwarding service via air and sea freight. We specialise in shipping to Ghana and other African countries. We have a team of experts who are well-versed in the logistics of international shipping and can help you navigate the process of ordering from Amazon and getting your package delivered to you, in Ghana. We offer a variety of services, including package consolidation, customs clearance and door-to-door delivery
First let's talk about the ordering process on Amazon and how to ship to Ghana. The process is actually quite simple. You'll need to create an account on Amazon.co.uk (which can also be used on the other Amazon country specific sites such as .com, .de, .es, .fr, .se, .mx etc.). After creating an account, you can browse through the website by using their search functionality, finding the items you want and adding them to your cart. When you're ready to check out, you'll be prompted to enter your shipping address. If you're shipping to Ghana and the option to ship to Ghana isn't available, you will need a forwarding address in the UK, such as that provided by Manc Global Logistics through our In-house delivery service.
Once you've entered the shipping address, you'll be prompted to select a shipping method. Amazon offers a variety of shipping options, including standard shipping, collection from strategic points near you, locker collections and expedited shipping (if you are an Amazon Prime member). Prime members enjoy free one-day shipping on a variety of items for a monthly fee. Amazon Prime membership can reduce your cost of acquisition if you are a frequent shopper on Amazon.
After you've selected your shipping method, you'll be prompted to enter your payment information. Amazon accepts a variety of payment cards from Visa, to Mastercard, AmEx and Discovery. Some foreign-issued cards cannot be used on Amazon and this has been an issue with most Ghanaian issued cards. If this is the case with your card, you may have to contact your bank and request for international/online shopping activation. Your Ghana-issued card may may not have come with this option activated by default, so it's best to contact your bankers and request for an activation to enable you shop online.
On Amazon, you have the option of paying in your local currency or paying in the default site currency i.e. in British Pounds (£) or US Dollars ($). It is always a good idea to select payment in the default site currency, rather than opting for Amazon's own conversion of your order total into your local currency. This is because in electing to pay for your order in £s or $, you are requesting Amazon to present the exact amount to your bankers for remittance to Amazon. Your bank will then apply their rate of exchange to the foreign currency amount presented by Amazon for remittance. Your bank's rate of exchange will be usually far better than the rate you get when you elect to use Amazon's own conversion of your order total into your local currency during checkout.
Once your payment is processed, your order will be confirmed and sent to the warehouse for processing. Amazon will send you an email when your order ships, and you'll be able to track your package online once you are logged into your account.
Now that we've covered how to order from Amazon and ship to Ghana, let's talk about why you should choose Manc Global Logistics for your Amazon shipments to Ghana. There are a few reasons why Manc Global Logistics is the best choice for shipping your Amazon packages to Ghana.
First of all, Manc Global Logistics has a lot of experience shipping to Ghana. We are abreast with the ins and outs of customs processes and we offer a full door-to-door service delivery on both air and sea freight. We also have a team of experts who are familiar with the local regulations and can help you comply with them. This can be especially helpful if you're shipping something that requires special documentation or clearance from your supplier.
Secondly, Manc Global Logistics offers competitive rates for shipping to Ghana. Our network of shipping partners enables us secure the best rates for our customers. This means that you can save money on shipping while still getting your package delivered quickly and safely, via sea or air freight.
Thirdly, we can handle everything from envelopes to pallet shipments. No matter what you're shipping, we can find the right solution for you. Our door to door air freight option is popular among our customers who need their packages delivered quickly. This usually takes 3-5 working days to arrive in Ghana, based on airline capacity.
Lastly, we are dedicated to providing top-notch customer service. We have a dedicated team of customer service representatives who are always available to answer your questions and help you with any issues that may arise. We understand that shipping can be confusing and stressful, which is why we make sure to assist our customers however we can and always have a team of experts at hand, who are able to answer any questions you may have.
In conclusion, ordering from Amazon and shipping to Ghana is possible and simple. It may not be as straightforward as ordering from Amazon and shipping to other countries, however, using a package forwarding service such as Manc Global Logistics makes the process much easier and more convenient.
With the help of Manc Global Logistics, you can enjoy the convenience of ordering from Amazon while having your package delivered right to your doorstep in Ghana.
With over 10+ years of experience in logistics, our competitive rates, our shipping options and top-notch customer service, we are the best choice for shipping your Amazon packages to Ghana.