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Have you ever dreamt of becoming a successful real estate agent in Nigeria but found it difficult to start, maybe you think it’s gonna be a hell of a task or a non-profitable business? Well, no matter what you had in mind before you landed here, I will tell you how you can embrace and excel in the real estate market in Nigeria.

BUT let start with the most important question here;

Is Real Estate Business Really Profitable in Nigeria?

Yes, the real estate business is very profitable in Nigeria. You can make more than N1 million in a month if done rightly. This business has changed the lives of millions of people across the world for the better. Real Estate business is known to cover ⅔ of world treasure.

READ: How to Start Real Estate Business in Nigeria

If you’re thinking of becoming a real estate agent in Nigeria, you have nothing to lose. Even if the economy goes down totally, the price of the property will keep rising and that’s a profit for realtors and real estate agents.

Here is another benefit;

If you have a job like being a banker, doctor, teacher, carpenter, or student, you can still become a real estate agent. There’s no law in Nigeria that forbids engaging in a side-hustle. So, you can say becoming a real estate agent in Nigeria is a source of passive income because you don’t need to quit your job (if you have one) and who knows, real estate might become your only business in the future when you start making some pretty profits.

What Does a Real Estate Agent Do?

real estate agent helps people to buy and sell property such as land and house. Some smart real estate agent is now engaging fully in the real estate business as they don’t want to help others to sell their properties, but they are also buying and selling.

But, how can you start in the right way and make that crazy profits? Let talk about that;

How to Become a Super-rich Real Estate Agent in Nigeria

The following are what’s needed to become a real estate agent with or without quitting your job;

1. Enroll for Real Estate Courses

This is the first step before you can ever become a successful real agent in Nigeria or anywhere in the world. But you might be thinking that this is not necessary because you see most people in your area without any formal knowledge about real estate but yet, they’re making money.

Well, I understand. But how successful are those people? They have a house and maybe a motorcycle or car. But is that the type of success you want? 

Going for rich-courses on real estate is an investment that you will never regret.

There are some FREE courses available online and also, you can go for PREMIUM or paid courses. But make sure you learn the nitty-gritty of real estate before you think of investing in the business.

After completing each course, you will be offered a certificate and this will really boost your portfolio as a real estate agent in Nigeria.

You can check out this https://schoolofestate.com/, they offer real estate programs and certifications.

2. Obtain Your Real Estate License in Nigeria

Remember I told you that I want you to become successful not ‘just rich’. The second step to achieve that success is to obtain your license.

Most self-acclaimed real estate agents in your area don’t have a license, all they have is a certificate and with that, they can’t do bigger things in the real estate market. But your dream is to conquer the real estate market in your town, city, state, and across Nigeria. Even, you want to be recognized internationally… right? If yes, you need a license that proved that you’re legit and experienced.

Nigeria’s real estate industry is regulated by The Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria. You need to be recognized by them and this will give you an opportunity to connect and learn from top bosses in the business.

If you reside in Lagos or want to deal with properties in Lagos state, you can obtain a license from the Lagos State Real Estate Transaction Development (LASRETRAD) or go here >> http://www.lasretrad.com/Licensing.aspx

3. Define Your Business Model

This is another important stage in the course of climbing the ladder of success as a real estate in Nigeria. Ask yourself, do you want to deal with buying and leasing or selling of properties only?

Or do you prefer to be a middleman, introducing customers to the property owners and you earn commission on each sale you make?

I know you’re just starting, you can start by being a ‘standard’ middleman till you are able to start buying properties.

I will explain further in steps 9 and 10… Let’s go to the next step!

4. Choose a Unique Business Name

The next big deal is to choose a name that is unique.

When choosing a unique business name, the following needs to be taken into consideration:

  • The name must be catchy and easy to memory or pronounce 
  • The business name must be available to be registered on the domain marketplace
  • The social media usernames must be available for your business name
  • The business name must not be competing with any other business name
  • The real estate business name must have a call to action like “Stephen Realty” etc

You need to do your research thoroughly before you settle for a business name.

5. Register Your Business Name

If you have chosen the best business name, someone can still claim it by registering it before you. Yes, it is very possible.

The only thing you need to do is to register that unique business name before anyone does. To register a business name in Nigeria is quite simple but you don’t just jump into it without a guide.

So, here is a complete guide on how to register your business name in Nigeria.

6. Get an Office

This is necessary if you really want to position yourself as a professional real estate agent in Nigeria. You don’t need to spend money on a luxury office, for now, you can rent a shop in a good area and set it up attractively.

Later when you start making money, you can decide to rent an office in a luxury complex or maybe, build your own.

7. Join Big Real Estate Firms

Are you not confused, that I’m suggesting you join another real estate firm? Well, because you’re just starting your real estate career, you need to make some money before you can establish yourself fully (unless you have some millions of Naira to buy properties yourself).

Don’t get it wrong, you’re not working for these ‘big real estate firms’ but you’re working for your own commission but as “an affiliate” with those firms.

What I mean is this;

First, you can join many real estate firms as much as possible. And second, you make money if you help these firms sell a property and you’re paid according to a commission on whatever you help sell the property for.

Let’s say they list a property for sale at the rate of N2m and the commission for any agent that sells that property is 10%, that’s N200,000 for you. 

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The more expensive such listed property is, the higher your commission will be.

If you can draw a goal or plan to sell at least five properties per month, you could be making N1m naira every 30 days. Apart from the commission, you may be eligible to win a luxury car or a paid trip abroad (that’s when you reach a great milestone with that firm).

Can you see that you can definitely become a successful real estate agent in Nigeria if you know your onions?

In one of my upcoming articles, I will get you the best 10 big real estate firms that pay good commissions In Nigeria, so subscribe to my mailing list in order to get notified.

8. Buy House, Renovate & Sell

Now that you’ve been making some cash, you can thrive. I mean you can start establishing your own firm. To that, you need to start small and don’t leave the big firms you’re working with.

Look for uncompleted and abandoned buildings, find the owner and negotiate with that person, then finally buy.

Note, before you buy any building, make sure you have your lawyer guiding you in the process. And also analyze if the building is worth buying at the owner’s tagged price. Don’t forget to complete the transfer of ownership and other necessary documents.

If you don’t have enough money to buy the property, you can go to the bank for a loan, explain to them that you need it for real estate investing, and show them your license, business certificate, and other requirements.

After that, renovate the house and make sure that’s more attractive. Depending on the type of house, ensure that the water system is working and other things are in good order.

You can now decide to sell the house. If you decide to sell, calculate all the money you’ve spent and add your own to it, then sell.

Let’s say you spent about N5m, you can place the property for N12m and settle for something around N9.5 Million after negotiation.

This is getting more interesting, right?

9. Invest in Buying Lands

The land is said to be the most important natural asset in the world. Whatever we want to do, we need to do it on land. A lot of smart people are making millions of Naira by simply buying and selling land.

Because your dream is to become a successful real estate agent in Nigeria, I will advise you to heavily invest in buying lands. You can buy a plot of land for N500,000 today and in the next 6 months, that land may appreciate up to N1.5 million. 

If you want to buy land, buy from an under-developed or developing area. There are chances that you will triple the capital in a few months or years.

You can go to a farming area and buy land at a very cheap price, then leave it to appreciate it for some time.

10. Lease Properties

  • For house

You can make more money leasing out properties than selling them, but it’s going to take a while before you can see all the profits. 

According to HuffPost:

If you put 20% down on a property, you will still receive rental income based on 100% of the property value, making it a great return for your 20%. Say your property is worth $100,000 and you charge $750 in rent with $500 in mortgage, taxes and fees. You have a $250 profit on $20,000 down

Let’s say you bought a 3-bedroom flat and renovated it to become 3 different “a bedroom self-contained” with N5 million.

You can choose to lease them out, depending on your area and the amenities, you can lease it for N80,000 – N150,000. If you lease for N80k, that will be N240k/year. If it’s 150k, that will be N450k/year. So, this depends on your area and the unique amenities in your house.

  • For Land

If it’s land, you can lease it for the shop or kiosks owner. Let’s say you bought the land for N800,000. If the land can accommodate like 15 – 20 kiosks, you could charge them to pay 20K each and you’ll be making N300,000 to N400,000 on that land while at the same time, the land is appreciating.

11. Get a Property Listing Website

Your journey to success as a professional real estate agent in Nigeria is missing without having a property listing website.

I know you would have seen some examples of these real estate websites, either public or personal one, you see how it’s easy for people to buy or get the details of each property you have without much talk from you.

If you think this is important for you as a real estate agent, you can hire my parent digital agency. I am the owner of GbolaByte Web Solutions and we have built a lot of websites for our clients including the realtors and real estate agents, eCommerce store owners, etc.

You can hire us and we won’t disappoint you. Okay, let go to the next step;

12. Go Digital With Real Estate Marketing in Nigeria

Now. you need to combine your offline method of marketing with digital marketing. Embrace the use of Influencer marketing, social media ads, etc.

You can also use SEO (search engine optimization) to rank your website and do local citations for your business if you want to rank high in your area. For example, searching for “Website Designer in Ilesha or Osun State”, GbolaByte, my digital agency will be featured at the top in Google results. I can help you do that for a token.

Make sure to advertise all your listed properties online, in order to get more clients.

13. Help People to Sell Locally

This is one of the top 1% reasons you’re called a real estate agent. You need to build your portfolio, by helping more people to sell or lease their houses or lands.

Another way to make money locally as a real estate agent is to build loyalty and connection with people. With that, they will be able to recommend you to property owners and from there, you can be entrusted with people’s property.

You can as well reach out to property owners yourself, but make sure you always approach them with good presentation and proof that you’re the right real estate agent for their property.

14. Employ Sales Reps.

You should have started doing this for a while, but if you haven’t, it is high time you start employing sales representatives. Of course, these sales representatives are not going to be walking from house-to-house in order to help you sell, but you can allocate them in different areas across your city and your state at large.

The more effort and investment you put in, to expand your business, the more profits you’re going to make.

Conclusion: Step-By-Step Guide to Become a Successful Real Estate Agent in Nigeria

Don’t just stop, make sure you rinse and repeat all the processes, especially from step 6 to 13.

If you don’t skip a step, you’ll definitely become a successful real estate agent in Nigeria. If this blog post helps you, you can help others by sharing on social media platforms by clicking on the floating social media icons here.

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Buycoins Review: Easiest Way to Buy, Sell, Store & Trade Cryptocurrency in Nigeria

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Is Buycoins legit and is it the easiest crypto exchange app in Nigeria?

Maybe at a point while surfing the internet for the best apps to buy or sell your Bitcoin and other crypto assets in Nigeria, you came across Buycoins and you’re wondering if the platform is legit or scam.

And if it’s legit, how can you buy and sell easily on Buycoins?

In this blog post, I’m going to answer these questions.

Not just that, I will also show you how you can make money on Buycoins by simply doing small tasks.

If this is the first time you’re hearing the name “Buycoins”, you may want to know what the platform is all about, isn’t it? Okay, let me give you short overview about the company.

About Buycoins

Buycoins (or Buycoins.africa) is a crypto exchange platform in Nigeria where you can buy, sell, store and even trade some cryptocurrencies such as the famous Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC) and few others.

But Is Buycoins Legit or Scam?

Buycoins is 100% legit.

I’ve been using the platform for about 2 years and I can tell you that Buycoins is tested, and trusted.

Although before I got to know of Buycoins, I have been using Okex and Luno apps, but on getting to Buycoins, I have no choice than to fall in love with the platform.

What are the things that makes Buycoins stands out?

Pros of Buycoins: Why Should I Use Buycoins.Africa?

I’m going to make the points clear but simple. Below are the reasons why I’m using and vouching for Buycoins;

·         Clean and Easy to Navigate Website & Apps

Buycoins.Africa did a great job on the user interface (UI) and users’ experience (UX) of their products (the mobile apps and website). Everything is simple, clean and direct.

Buycoins Review

To be honest, other competitors are doing great jobs on UI/UX but the simplicity of Buycoins is on point. If you’re new to Crypto of things, you won’t get lost as the platform is self-explanatory and simple to use.

·         Easy ways of Funding Your Account

Funding your Buycoins account is very easy from day one, as you can send money from your bank account to your Buycoins generated account number (Providus).

But Remember that CBN ban banks in Nigeria against anything cryptocurrency. As a result of this ban, some exchange platforms who operates in Nigeria are faced with the issue of how their customers will be depositing funds in their account.

Fortunately, Buycoins is one of the first platforms that came with a solution. Now, you have multiple ways of funding account with Naira from your banks.

You can’t fund your account on some platform (like LUNO) till date because of that CBN ban, but that’s not the case on Buycoins.

·         Withdrawal is easy too

Just like it was easy to fund your account with Naira, you can withdraw your money in Naira on Buycoins to your Nigeria’s bank account without falling for P2P scams which frequently happen on Binance, Okex etc.

·         Customer Care Response is very Fast!

I once had issues on my account but I got them solved in the blink eyes just because of the fast customer care representative.

Till now, Kuda Bank is still ghosting me, I contacted them on Live chat, e-mail and Twitter, I’ve got no response.

Personally, I like a company who invests on their customer care team. That’s the reason I keep using JUMIA for shopping despite the frustration I’m personally facing with them.

RECOMMENDED: 5 Ways to Make Money on JUMIA

And because of fast and patient customer care support, that’s why I chose to Heroshe to ship from USA for me instead of ShopToMyDoor.

If you’re a curious person like me, and/or you want to get fast solution any issue you may face using a product or service, then you should look for a company with good and fast customer care team.

That’s why I choose Buycoins and I think you should do the same. (Click here to start)

·         The Founding Team

Well, maybe this is not necessary to you. But to me, it means a lot.

I’ve not met the founding team of Buycoins.africa face-to-face, but they’re quite famous especially on Tech twitter, Tech or Entrepreneurship News on Africa.

Timi Ajiboye, Tomiwa Lasebikan and Ire Aderinokun are the frontliner of Buycoins and other related companies. (you can google the names tho).

The founding team members are Nigerians, so they understand what we need better unlike some alien companies (other are trying too, but “Abinibi yato si Ability” – Naturality differs from Ability or artificial).

·         Ability to Trade on Buycoins

For years, we depend on using foreign platforms like Binance, Okex, Kukoin, Bitmex etc., to trade cryptocurrency.

That’s not really a problem. But the problem is “How to Easily Fund the Account”.

We know a way we use manual peer-to-peer exchange and then send to the foreign trading apps. The stress, the fees and the exuberant interface is a headache to, especially newbies.

But gladly, we can now Trade easily on Buycoins on the Buycoins Pro app.

And that’s also a milestone too. Buycoins is one of the first to Nigerian crypto’s company to achieve that. We may totally ditch the foreign apps and use Buycoins Pro to trade easily.

·         Zero Transaction Fees

If you’ve bought or made a transaction on Binance or LUNO or any other platform, you will understand what I mean. I mean the transaction fees on those apps are very high!

But on Buycoins, transactions are free!

You only pay the network fees.

I don’t need to explain too much, sign up for Buycoins and see these features yourself.

·         Reliable P2P Trading System

In cryptocurrency space, you’ll be dealing with 90% of people you don’t know if you want to buy or sell using Peer to Peer (P2P) which you can’t even escape.

While dealing with these anonymous people, you can be scammed easily. And once you’re scammed, that’s the end.

It’s unfortunate that, as big as Binance and Okex are, they haven’t curb scamming on their P2P system, which they can’t really because they can’t control the system totally (i.e. they’re decentralized).

But on Buycoins, you have nothing to worry.

Most of the buy and sell orders on Buycoins are P2P but you may not notice as everything will be taken care of, for you.

Cons of Buycoins: What are the Downsides of Buycoins?

As good as this platform is, we shouldn’t see any downside, right?

But I’m afraid to remind you that nothing is perfect in this our planet earth.

So, what are the downside of Buycoins? They are;

·         They Still Need to List Some Coins!

I don’t know the processes behind listing coins on both exchange or trading platforms. But whatever the processes are, I know they’re not easy.

Maybe that’s why there are not enough coins listed on Buycoins.

But popular coins like BTC, ETH, LTC, XRP, USD Coin and USDT are there. And recently, the likes of DOGE, Chainlink, Cardano, Stellar, Binance Coin are added.

I know as times goes on, Buycoins will have lot of listed coins like Binance.

·         Not all Nigerian Banks are supported

We have more than 20 banks in Nigeria, but you can only fund or withdraw to less than 10 banks.

Nigerian Banks available for Deposit and Withdrawal on Buycoins

  1. GT Bank
  2. Kuda Bank
  3. Access Bank
  4. FCMB
  5. ALAT (WEMA Bank)
  6. Abeg App
  7. Fidelity Bank
  8. Diamond Bank (Acquired by Diamond Bank tho)
  9. Zenith Bank

If you’re not using any of these banks, then you can’t fund or withdraw with Naira. ☹️

But the good news is that, you can easily join the Abeg App or Kuda Bank easily.

That’s it about Buycoins.

Now back to the previous question; is Buycoins the Best in Nigeria; Is it legit or scam?

Buycoins is the easiest exchange app in Nigeria, it is the best and it is 100% legit!

If by now you’re interested in using Buycoins, the next question you may want to find answers to is;

How to Get Started on Buycoins?

  1. Click here to sign up for FREE;
  2. Put a correct email address and click on “continue”;
  3. A verification link will be sent to that email address, to and verify;
  4. Login to your Buycoins account;
  5. Upgrade your account (Click on “Verify Identity”): Add Bank account, BVN and Phone Number;
  6. Set up 2-FA for security sake;
  7. You can now deposit and start using Buycoins!

Important Notice:

  • First, your BVN is safe; It’s just to verify your information.
  • Make sure you add all your bank accounts (linked with your BVN)
  • Make sure you deposit ONLY from your bank accounts added.
  • If you mistakenly deposit from any other bank, your account will be locked and you’ll need to do another verification to unlock it. Hence, add all your account numbers and only deposit from your added account numbers.
  • You can only withdraw to your added accounts number too (if available for withdrawal).
  • For easily transactions, download and use the mobile apps

I told you earlier that I will show you how to make money on Buycoins right? Let me fulfil that promise now 😉

3 Ways to Make Money on Buycoins Africa

1.      P2P Trading

You can buy coins at low price and sell at higher price on Buycoins’ P2P trading platform.

Let’s say you have N100,000 in your bank and the current BTC price is $41,000. You can buy N100k worth of BTC and quickly sell on P2P maybe when BTC hit $42k.

That’s called swing trade. You might not make big money, but you will definitely see earn few bucks

2.      Coin Lock

Aside from quickly buying and selling coins on the P2P platform, you can also earn money by locking your coins for a certain period of time.

Let’s say you’re saving in Ethereum. Instead of just stacking Ethereum like that, you can lock it and earn money.

You’ll earn 12% interest of whatever you locked.

If you locked N100k, 12% interest on it is N12,000!

3.      Buycoins’ Refer and Earn Program

This is another sure way to make money on Buycoins, all you have to do is refer your friends to join Buycoins and when do they that, you’ll be paid N1,000 for each person.

Buycoins - Referral Apps to Make Money in Nigeria

If you’re able to refer like 20 people, that’s N20,000 for you.

NOTE: Those people you referred must complete their sign up, deposit at least N5,000 and trade up to N10,000 on Buycoins before the money can be released to you.

Conclusion: Buycoins is LEGIT and the Easiest Platform in Nigeria

So that’s all about Buycoins Review and how to Easily Buy, Sell, Store and Trade Cryptocurrency in Nigeria.

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HOG Furniture Review: Trusted Online Shopping Store?

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HOG Furniture

Few weeks ago, I was trying to get a particular office chair for my workspace, then I stumbled on HOG Furniture. Just like you, I was doubting if HOG Furniture is reliable or not; as I’m pretty much familiar with the likes of Jumia and some other shopping stores in Nigeria.

Finally, I took the risked, placed an order and pay for the office chair.

But with respect to my experience in online shopping, and with HOG Furniture, is the company really the best online shopping store for furniture or homewares in Nigeria as they claimed?

I will answer that question right in this blog post.

But kindly note that this is not a sponsored post and I’m not promoting HOG Furniture. I’m just sharing what I’ve personally experienced.

Now, let’s start!

About HOG Furniture

HOG Furniture website

HOG Furniture is an online shopping store in Nigeria, primarily dedicated to home and office wares.

In simple term, the company deal with selling of stuffs like chairs, table, desk, cabinets, wardrobe, rug, carpet etc. And one more thing;

They also deal with Auctioning, cleaning and maintenance services.

Benefits of Using HOG Furniture

  • Competitive and Affordable price
  • Fast shipping
  • Fast customer care response
  • Anyone can become a vendor
  • You can refer people and earn money
  • Flexible payment options
  • 7-days refund policy (too low tho)
  • You can get discount
  • etc.

Is HOG Furniture Legit or Scam?

HOG Furniture is legit. They are in business since 2009, that’s about 12 years (as at the time of writing this blog post). They have no record of scam.

If you’ve been scammed by HOG Furniture in one way or another, kindly use the comment box below to share your story with us and we will be glad to publicize it in order to save someone outside there.

But personally, I have no issue of scam with HOG Furniture.

How to Buy Stuffs on HOG Furniture

  1. Visit their website: https://hogfurniture.com.ng/
  2. Sign up and complete your profile
  3. Search for, and add your product to Cart
  4. Proceed to Pay
  5. After payment, wait for your items to be delivered to you.

That’s pretty eazzy, isn’t it?

But I will advise you to chat with them first before you place order. Before I placed my order, I had to chat with them on WhatsApp to know the shipping process and some other questions.

ALSO READ: How to Buy and Ship from USA Store to Nigeria

Now, let’s talk about HOG Furniture if they’re really the best online shopping store for furniture in Nigeria.

Is HOG Furniture the Best Online Shopping Store in Nigeria?

Well, I can’t categorically say YES or NO. But to be honest, they’re trying.

If they’re not the best, they should be among the top 5 in homeware or furniture store in Nigeria (as you know we have the likes of popular sites like Jumia, Konga and Jiji).

But notwithstanding, below are what I experienced with HOG Furniture;

Pros of HOG Furniture

1.      Good Customer Care Support:

I ask questions a lot, especially if we’re dealing for the first time. The response rate of the support team is fast. And you have a flexible way of chatting with them, which is through “WhatsApp”.

They also follow up by calling you.

2.      Affordable Shipping Fee:

Their shipping fee is not expensive, but I won’t tell you how much they charge as the fee is not fixed, it varies with respect to how heavy your item is, and how far your location is.

SO, I’ll advise you to talk to the customer care rep to know your standing here.

3.      Fast Delivery

This is what I really like the most of all the reasons why I like HOG furniture.

Let me confess this;

Before I ordered for my office chair on HOG Furniture, I have earlier ordered for the same chair on Jumia, I waited for about 11 days for it to be delivered. Unfortunately, Jumia cancelled the order without any reason given.

I mean, after waiting for 11 days!

Well, I went to HOG Furniture, placed order for the same office chair and after 4 days, I got my chair!

4.      Large Inventory of Items

You have thousands of items available for you.

Okay, let’s me also talk about the downside which I hate;

Cons of HOG Furniture

1.      Bad Delivery Handling

This really got me annoyed.

I expected HOG Furniture to be able to handle Delivery without stressing the customer (just like how Jumia and co does).

The day when they told me the items will be delivered to me elapsed without getting the item, that doesn’t annoy as I believe maybe something happened. So, I was expecting it another day.

Then suddenly one day, a man called me, telling me to come “immediately now” for my package because he’s going out.

And I was in the middle of an important meeting when he called.

He should have informed me in the morning before he got to my place. Well, I left the meeting and rushed to pick the items and I thought 30 minutes will be okay for me to take leave and return to the meeting later.

After getting to the pickup destination, the man asked me to pay for delivery before I pick the item.

I’ve paid for everything including the delivery fee, why do I need to pay again?

I had to call HOG Furniture to sort it out.

They delayed me for more than an hour there, before HOG Furniture send the delivery money to the driver.

Imagine what I lose that day because of poor delivery handling by HOG Furniture.

They should have:

  • Inform me earlier before the delivery agent got to my place
  • They should have paid the delivery fee and not waste my time with that.

I don’t know why they can entrust package worth N85,000 to a driver and can not entrust him with just N5,000 for delivery.

HOG furniture needs to fix this!

2.      Incomplete Package

Buying an office chair from HOG Furniture was not my first-time buying office chair. And I know what must be included in the package.

Maybe it was a mistake or intentional, I didn’t receive the Manual to install the chair, L and key screwdriver to assemble and tighten the chair.

With these two important items missing, I got annoyed too.

But they later send some DIY videos to replace manual, but I have to look for the “scarce” L and Key screwdriver myself.

HOG Furniture needs to be sure they package the complete items together before sending it out for shipping.

3.      Low ratings on products

You know rating is very important, that will help you make decision judiciously. But the products on HOG Furniture website has very low rating, and that may confuse you on knowing a trusted merchant or a scammer.

Maybe this is not HOG Furniture’s fault. Most people don’t care about dropping review unless the product come short of their expectation.

BUT they should try and get ratings and reviews, it builds trust!

So, Is HOG Furniture the Best in Nigeria When it comes to Furniture?

With the personal experience I shared above, I can’t really say.

And don’t be discourage, HOG Furniture is legit and their delivery is very fast. They just annoyed me slightly with the poor delivery handling stuff.

If you want to buy any item on HOG, go ahead.

If I were to rate them, I will give them 7/10. They should work on getting better.

In the future, I will still buy item(s) from HOG Furniture and see if they’ve improved or not; by then, I’ll update this blog post with my experience.

So here you go, HOG Furniture is still one of the top 5 online stores for Furniture in Nigeria!

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Heroshe Review: How to Buy and Ship from USA to Nigeria

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Heroshe Review - Buy and Ship from USA to Nigeria

Do you want to know if Heroshe is affordable, legit or scam?

Or maybe you want to know how you can buy (items) and ship from USA to Nigeria with ease using Heroshe to bridge the gap, then this blog post is for you.

Before we go into the review and how to buy/ship from USA to Nigeria, kindly note that I’m writing not from “mere” perspective or online reviews. But I’m writing out of my personal shopping experience from USA to Nigeria with Heroshe.

Heroshe, Heroshe… If this is your first time hearing that name, you may be wondering if it’s a name of person or company. And if it’s a company’s name, what to do they do in particular?

Okay, I got you! Let me use this opportunity introduce you to Heroshe;

About Heroshe

Heroshe is a logistics company that helps in procurement and shipping of items from USA to Nigeria.

To break it down, Heroshe can help you buy items from any USA stores like eBay, Amazon etc., and help you get the purchased items to Nigeria (Lagos state warehouse or your immediate city).

Heroshe - Get USA Address in Nigeria

If you have had trouble getting some items from USA before, Heroshe promises to make your next shipping a good and worthy experience.

Benefits of Using Heroshe

  • Free USA address where to can use as delivery address on any store
  • Free $2 or N1,000 when you sign up
  • Fast shipping
  • Affordable shipping
  • Good tracking system
  • Back-to-Back follow-up via email

But is Heroshe Scam or Legit?

Without mincing a word, Heroshe is legit!

Hey… hey, you’re thinking that the answer should be “maybe” just like other reviews about Heroshe says. I’m not going to follow that trend, I’ll just say the truth because I’ve used tested Heroshe and I now trust them.

This is not a sponsored post, but speaking from my experience with them.

Before I start using Heroshe, I have tried different logistics companies to help me procure and ship my items from USA to Nigeria, but in one way or another, I regret because they lack something, which Heroshe doesn’t.

If you’re thinking of using Heroshe for your next shipping from USA to Nigeria and you don’t know how, I highlight 11 simple steps to use Heroshe; either for the Buy for Me service, Ship for me service or BOTH. But now, let’s talk about why think Heroshe is the best so far;

Heroshe Review: features that make Heroshe Stands Out?

When I compare Heroshe with other companies have used or tried to use, I found out the Heroshe is best and here is why;

1.      UI/UX: Clean and Easy to Navigate Website

Heroshe’s website is clean, easy to navigate and very responsive.

Unlike a logistics website I visited, they are showing desktop view on mobile, which is annoying. Imagine how you will need to use you fingers to enlarge before you can see the texts on the website.

And some websites have annoying pop ups.

While another has lot of information squeezed on the homepage (and in smaller font sizes).

On Heroshe’s, you won’t miss your way as everything on their website are perfectly worded and arranged. No long text or confusing pages. The website is just straight forward.

2.      Live Chat Support

I’m a kind of someone who ask questions a lot and my curiosity must be satisfied before I proceed on doing something.

Some companies use email or phone call for their customer support service but they forget to realize that live chat option is very powerful!

Heroshe got a win here.

I’m not guaranteeing that you will get quick response like within 5 minutes because the time zone of the available customer care or sales rep may be different from yours, but I know they replies as soon as possible.

3.      Responsive Customer Care Service

I was eventually thinking of using ShopToMyDoor (ShipToNaija) to procure and ship my items from USA to Nigeria, but to be honest, their customer care service is horrible.

I don’t know maybe they thought I was joking or not serious, but they snubbed me for weeks even though I was chatting with them on WhatsApp (as that’s their official place to converse with customer).

The snubbing hit me hard to be sincere.

I immediate get to Heroshe, asked my questions on Live Chat and I receive responses which was onboarded till I finally agree to go with Heroshe.

For customer care service, Heroshe is your best plug if you need a company to help you buy and ship from USA to Nigeria.

4.      Affordable Shipping Fee

When I say affordable, I don’t mean Heroshe is the “cheapest” but their price is reasonable.

And that raise the question;

How much does Heroshe Charge for Shipping?

Heroshe charge $2 (or its equivalent in NAIRA) per Lbs. to ship from USA to in Nigeria.

But that’s just shipping fee from their USA warehouse to Nigeria warehouse which is in Lagos state. If you reside in Lagos, you can visit Heroshe warehouse to pick up your items for FREE.

If you’re not in Lagos state and you want to pick your items in your town or city, you will pay additional $10 for that. And your items will be waybill from Lagos to your place (either Ekiti or Kaduna).

But note that the $2 shipping fee from USA to Nigeria is not fixed as some items may attract additional fee (They’ll let you know if you need to pay more).

How many days does Heroshe Shipping takes?

According to Heroshe, it will take 8-14 days after items has been delivered to their USA warehouse and your shipping payment.

But hey, it’s not so!

My items got to their USA’s warehouse on June 28th and I pay for the shipping on the same day but received them on July 22nd. Well, that’s about 24 days.

Well, I don’t know the reason why it was like that, but I can guess maybe weekends and holidays are not included in their “8-14 days”.

But anyways, I got my items intact 👌

Now, the last reason feature;

5.      Flexible Payment Options

If you want to pay for your items and shipping fee with your ATM card, you can easily do that on Heroshe’s website using the Paystack payment gateway.

You can also pay using PayPal which is a great deal for people like me.

Note that you can’t pay for your items on Amazon directly with PayPal, but if you use “Heroshe: Buy for Me” service, you’ll just pay Heroshe with PayPal and they’ll help you sort it out.

Which one is “Heroshe: Buy for Me”? okay, let’s talk about it

Heroshe Services

Kindly note that Heroshe offers two different services which you need to be aware of, they are;

  1. Heroshe: Buy for Me
  2. Heroshe: Ship for Me

Although the services are self-explanatory, but let me say something about them just in case you need clarification.

·         Heroshe: Buy for Me

Let’s say your card is declined when you tried to checkout or complete payment on any USA store (which happens), or you want to pay using other method such as PayPal, you can use the Heroshe “Buy for Me” service and Heroshe will help you procure the items on your behalf.

You will send the money to them, they’ll help you buy the items.

How much do Heroshe charge for procurement or “Buy for me” service?

Heroshe charge 20% of whatever you’re paying for the items.

Let’s say the total item you want to buy cost $200, you’ll pay them additional 20% of $200 which is $40. Which mean, you’ll pay the total of $240.

Or let’s say you’re dealing with Naira, your total items cost N100,000, you’ll pay additional N20,000 (20% of 100k), and that totaled to N120,000.

Pretty cool for me tho.

Contact the customer care rep before you use this service, because in my own case, it was slightly different.

·         Heroshe: Ship for Me

This is another service which you’ll need to pay for.

They’ll help you ship your items from USA to Nigeria and it cost $5 per pound or $5 per 0.545Kg.

heroshe pricing

Kindly note that Heroshe round up number(s) to the nearest whole number. For instance, 6.3kg will be 7kg, 12.7kg will be 13kg and so on.

Also note that the shipping fee you’re paying cover VAT, Custom duties, clearing fees and taxes.

Which to me it’s affordable.

After your package is delivered to Nigeria, you can go and pick it up for free in Lagos or pay additional $10 for Home (Door to door delivery).

Now, let’s talk about how to get your items from USA to Nigeria with Heroshe!

Heroshe: How to Buy and Ship from USA to Nigeria

  1. Sign up here: https://myheroshe.com/Auth/Signup

(Note: You can sign up with Google, it’s very fast and easy).

  1. Verify your account; you’ll receive an email from Heroshe to this effect
  2. After verifying your account, sign in to your dashboard or click here: https://myheroshe.com/auth/signin
  3. Update your personal data: Go to “Settings” >> “Profile”
  4. Then enter your house address: Go to “Settings” >> “Delivery Address”

(You have a USA address when you sign up successfully, all you have to do is copy the address and save it somewhere)

  1. Buy your items:

Go to any USA store you like, such as Amazon and sign up (or login), then on your profile settings, change the address to the one on your Heroshe dashboard.

Note: You need to use your REAL name on the USA store, only the address will change to the one given to you by Heroshe.

After you’ve bought your items and pay, the store will send those items to your USA address (Heroshe warehouse in USA) and you’ll follow up with the tracking ID and your dashboard.

  1. If you can’t pay for the items on the USA store, use Heroshe Buy for Me service

Note that, you’ll pay additional 20% of what you’re buying as explained above.

(NOTE: Contact the customer care rep before you use this service)

  1. Be patient for the USA store

After placing your order(s) successfully on the USA store (let’s say AMAZON.com), you will have to wait till they deliver the items to Heroshe warehouse.

You can track the items using the tracking ID giving to you. (In my own case, I didn’t track)

  1. Verify if the items reach Heroshe

Go to your Heroshe dashboard after 48hrs of placing the order on the USA store, click on “Shipment” to see the items you ordered for, are there. If they’re there, go to the next step;

  1. Pay for your shipping;

Heroshe will help you calculate the weight and cost, then you’ll pay for the shipping.

To pay, go to Heroshe Dashboard, then to “Wallet”, click on “Add money” to pay with your ATM card (powered by Paystack), or with PayPal.

After you pay for the shipping, Heroshe will send an invoice to you immediately which you’ll see in the email address registered with Heroshe.

  1. Start counting days;

Wait for your items to be shipped to Nigeria and pick it up at Heroshe Lagos warehouse for FREE or, if you’re not in Lagos, don’t forget to pay for additional $10 (Home delivery) while paying for the shipping (at Number 8).

  1. If you pay for home delivery, someone (which can be DHL or FedEx agent) will call you when you item get to your area (town or city). Go and pick it up
  2. Happy shopping!!!

So, that’s simply the steps to Buy and Ship form USA to Nigeria using Heroshe.

Other things You Need to Know About Heroshe

Heroshe is against fraud.

So, if you’re thinking of scamming someone maybe by luring someone to use his/her credit card to buy items in a USA store for you, and Heroshe will ship to you here in Nigeria, then you’ve got the wrong idea as you’ll be arrested.

So, that’s all about Heroshe and its Review

Will you try Heroshe on your next shopping? If yes, then you’ve made a wise decision.

And if No, can you tell me if there’s any other company better than Heroshe. Use the comment box to share the company with us and we’ll check it out.

If you have used Heroshe, kindly share your experience with us using the comment box. And don’t worry, you can share your negative experience too, it might help someone.

If you need more information, kindly check out Heroshe.com, check the about page, contact page, FAQs and if you still need help, use the live chat to contact them.

REMEMBER: This post is not sponsored by Heroshe or used to promote Heroshe, but this blog post is as a result of the service I enjoyed from Heroshe.

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