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A step-by-step guide


At some point or another, if you were looking to buy a product with the best deal online, you’ve probably ended up on eBay’s website. However, you did not know how to get your item shipped to Kenya. Buying products internationally has always been a tricky situation. You might have encountered issues like; the item not being available to ship to Kenya, mistrust of international shipping or loss of the package.

However, shopping on eBay is not as difficult as it may seem. This article will show you eBay shipping to Kenya step by step.

Step 1: Open an eBay account

Go to eBay official website and register your account. The only details required are your name and email address. Alternatively, you can register through your Facebook and Google accounts. Creating an account is FREE. However, to make a purchase, you will need to enter your details.

If you already have an account, you can simply log in.

Step 2: Find the items you need to buy

After registration, you can now search for the desired product. There are 2 ways to search for products: using the search function and shopping by category. In both options, the user can filter their search by brand, price, item condition, color, or product specifications, among others.

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Step 3: Select the product

Now that you’ve filtered the results and found the product that meets your desired specifications, select it.

Step 4: Read product details and description

This is one of the most crucial steps in ensuring that you choose the best possible product. It is important to read the product listing description carefully. This ensures that the seller’s product meets your requirements and also obtains general information about the product.

Pay attention to the seller’s item description in the listing. The seller should list additional details such as product condition, package contents, or any other relevant information that may be important to help you make an appropriate purchase decision.

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Reading reviews is critical when determining seller eligibility. Be sure to check out what other customers have to say about the product or their experience with the seller. Make sure the seller has more positive reviews than negative ones. It shows that the buyers received good service from the seller.

Step 5: Proceed to checkout and enter your shipping address

Once you have found the product to purchase, you will begin the checkout process where you will need to enter your delivery address, i.e. where you would like your product delivered. This is where shipping companies come in.

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Most eBay products do not ship directly to Kenya. These shipping companies have warehouses where you get your own forwarding address to send your products to and they ship them at affordable prices. Some of the major shipping companies used in Kenya are Savo Store, Kentex Cargo and States Duka among others.

Some companies are country-specific like the US or UK, and delivery time varies, so be sure to check which one suits your preferences.

Step 6: Make your purchase

If you are satisfied with the product and all the relevant information provided by the seller, you can safely complete your purchase. The safest way to make your payment is through PayPal. This is due to their Money Back Guarantee, which is a method of protection that eBay guarantees to refund your money if the purchased product does not meet your standards or if the purchased product is not similar to the one listed.

Step 7: Sit down and wait for the package

All you are doing now is playing the waiting game. The package will be shipped and you will be contacted by the respective shipping company.

Step 8: leave a comment

Leaving feedback after completing a transaction is important because it lets other buyers know if the seller is reliable.