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Free Guide on How to Shop on eBay

eBay is one of the most popular shopping websites where individuals and businesses can buy and sell new or used items.

There are two main ways to buy from eBay: either via an auction where individuals can place bids and the highest bidder wins or using “buy it now” where a price has been set for the item you wish to purchase and you buy in the same way you buy from any other online store. Majority of us are not fully familiar on how to buy items from eBay and have them delivered to you here in Nigeria.  This guide will show you how to shop from eBay, either by bidding in an online auction or by buying at a fixed price and also how you can get your items delivered to your doorstep in Nigeria.

Step-by-step process on how to buy on eBay

Step 1

1.1 Sign up

If you don’t have an account yet on eBay sign up with the following link join eBay now, since you need to have an account before you can become a buyer. 

Creating an account on eBay


Note: To sign up, you will need to fill in your name and email address and select a password. Once you have put in the details required, click on the “Register” button at the bottom of the screen.

Completing your sign up process


1.2 Search and browse for items

Once you have successfully created an account, a new window will open taking you back to eBay. You can search for items to buy by typing in the search bar and clicking on the “Search” button.

Using the search bar to browse for items


1.3 Filtering your search result

After clicking on the search bar you will be shown a list of items that matches your criteria. You can also choose to display items in various ways including filtering them as Auction or Buy it now.

Using the search bar to browse for items


When you filter by auction, next to the image and name is information telling you the number of existing bids and the highest bid, also in the final column you can find the amount of time left before the auction ends or the product is removed. For example the image bellows shows a sneaker on auction having 4 bids with 13 hours 43minutes left before the bid ends. The listing also shows if the item is new or has been used (Pre owned)

An auction listing showing the number of bids, day the bid ends and also the status of the item being pre-owned {used}


1.4 Placing a Bid

If you want to participate in an auction, you need to enter the maximum amount you are prepared to pay in the box provided, and click the “Place bid” button.

Note: If the current bid is $3.25 and you are willing to pay $4.20, type in C $4.20 where you need to enter you bid. Avoid placing bids with obvious prices like $4 and try obscure bids such as $4.20 to give you a better chance of winning the auction.

How to enter a bid


When you’re asked to confirm your bid, click on the “confirm bid” button. If you are a new user on eBay then you will be asked to confirm your address details and to provide a mobile number for verification purposes. 

Note: The automated US warehouse address Shoptomydoor assigns to you should be used here as your delivery address, as it enables us deliver your item to your doorstep in Nigeria.


1.5 Buying at a fixed price

This does not require you placing a bid if you are okay with the price of the item simply click on the “Buy it now” button.  If you are a new user on eBay then you will be asked to confirm your address details and to provide a mobile number for verification purposes. 


A new page will open asking you to review your purchase. The total cost you will see includes any postage and packaging cost, if you are okay with the price, click on the “Continue” button.

Note: You will be asked to type in your payment details. eBay uses PayPal an intermediary – you pay PayPal and PayPal passes on the payment, to prevent sellers from seeing your bank details. If you already have a PayPal account, you can just login to make the payment. For more information on how to use PayPal, click on the following link “How to use PayPal


Apart from PayPal, there are other payment options like PayPal Credit as well as Credit & Debit card payments (Visa, Mastercard, American Express etc.)


Step 2 

2.1 Adding your USA delivery address on eBay

Now this is where we come in, make sure you have registered on our website, because you will need the US address we assign to you to fill on eBay as your US delivery address so we can help deliver your items to Nigeria. Go to the Shipping Addresses page to see all of your stored shipping addresses. Storing a shipping address makes future checkouts much faster. If you have signed up on our website, then this is how to fill in your address on eBay using the assigned automated US address we give you.


Click on the dropdown close to your username


Click on “Account settings


Then click on “Addresses”


Then click on “View all shipping address” to add delivery address



Use the automated delivery warehouse address assigned to you by ShopTomyDoor as your shipping address on eBay, using your unit number as “street address 2”


How ShopToMyDoor makes Shopping on eBay Easy & Convenient

Majority of sellers on eBay don’t deliver items to Nigeria mostly due to fraud, which makes shopping on eBay for Nigerians quite impossible. ShopToMyDoor helps overcome this obstacle. On completing your registration on our site, you are assigned an automated US delivery address that you can use in shopping on eBay, as well as over 80,000 online stores, this makes it possible for you to shop on eBay and get your items delivered to you here in Nigeria within a matter of 8 business days after you have paid for the item to be shipped to Nigeria.

How ShopToMyDoor Works

  • You shop: You get a free USA address to start shopping top brands and quality products you can trust from eBay, as well as over 80,000 online stores. 
  • We Ship: With your assigned US address, we receive and update your packages from one or more stores in 48 hours. Saving you up to 75% on delivery cost compared to other major shippers. 
  • We deliver to your door step: Within 5 to 8 business days you get items you shopped from eBay or any other US online store delivered to you stress-free. 

Steps on how to use ShopToMyDoor

  •  Register on to get a free US warehouse delivery address. 
  •  Shop and ship from eBay and other USA online stores to Nigeria using US address we assigned you. 
  •  Make payment on or before Tuesday 3pm or Thursday 3pm, for your items to be shipped out on Wednesday or Friday depending on your choice.

Our Brand Promise

  • We guaranty you 100% refund on the declared value of your items, as well as your shipping cost if anything happens to your items. 
  • We refund you 20% of your shipping cost if we fail to deliver your items within our stipulated 8 days period. 
  • We guarantee savings of 50 - 75% of delivery cost compared to online published rates of 3 major shippers or we refund you the difference.


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