Technological advancements has made life easier for this generation and one aspect of that is online shopping. Shopping online has become very popular and even more convenient due to improvements in payments systems and delivery methods. Many online shops give better deals and people all over the world are reaping more benefits especially with Ebay, Amazon, Aliexpress, Bestbuy, DealXtreme etc.
However, Most African countries , including Ghana are not fully benefiting from this great offers from online shops principally due to some restrictions on certain payments platforms like paypal as well as complex delivery arrangements. Whiles the difficulty in online payments have been curtailed by the introduction of VISA enabled debit and prepaid cards by some financial institutions in the country, the challenge of shipments and subcequent delivery seem to still persist because most online shops especially in the United States do not ship directly to Ghana.
The good news however is that anyone can now ship purchases made from U.S. online shops to Ghana in a more simpler way. Third party agencies or companies in the U.S. can help you ship your purchases to Ghana hassle free, The modus operandi for these companies is to provide the shopper with a U.S. address once you (shopper) register with them, where you direct all your shipments from the online shop. These third party forwarding companies then ship your products to Ghana through your preferred courier service (.NB. its usually free shipping from the online shop to any U.S. address).
Consolidation of multiple store orders into one shipment is also done by these companies which means they stock your products for you while you keep shopping until such a time that you want all your purchases sent to you here in Ghana as one package.
The interesting part is that you can pay most of these companies for their services right here in Ghana through the local banks. Below is a list of some of these third party companies check them out to see which you most prefer.
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