How To Start a Mini Importation Business from USA and UK

Mini importation business for everyone

Goods Recently Shipped from USA to Nigeria by Shoptomydoor

Starting a mini importation business from USA and UK makes it possible to hit 6 figures in 6 months of starting. However, that depends on if you are doing it right, getting products from cheap sources and using a reliable logistics partner.

It’s a great thing to have several sources of income. It does not matter if this is your first time attempting to start a business, you too can make lots of money shopping and shipping wholesales deals/discounts on giant online stores that sell products for as low as $2 to $10.

If you are just concluding NYSC, about to go for your NYSC, a stay-at-home mum, a student or a worker who needs extra bucks, you should read this article to the end as we reveal the secret to starting a successful import business.

Here’s a little story, the Shoptomydoor you see today started from a garage and today there are over 70 staff in USA and Nigeria. At a point it was just a dream, but today it is a reality. Now, it didn’t start with us having a 23,000 square foot warehouse as we have today, and yes, we had just 2 staff at that time. But look how far we have gone in 10 years. There are many other entrepreneurs who started small and are great today, it’s all about being consistent. So, are you sure you are ready?

Now, we are 10 years in this business, and we want to teach you how to make money in mini importation. Many think importation businesses are for the super-rich, government or companies that bring in container load of goods.

No, far from it. For every little item you buy it was imported or exported from one country to another. So how about you taping into this great profit-making venture?

What Do I Need to Start a Mini Importation Business?

Mini import business is one of the easiest and best ways of making extra income in Nigeria. So many people are aware that it is one of the fastest growing business opportunities, but people lack the knowledge on the right process and procedure.

In fact, millions of people would love to participate in the big sale such as the USA Black Friday, Summer Sale and all year-round sales but do not know how to about it, or who to partner with. This article will enlighten you on the technical know-how, so keep reading.

It’s no longer news, the world has gone global… all you need is a functional laptop or a mobile phone, an active email address and a minimum of N50,000 (Fifty thousand Naira).

Getting Supplies for Mini Importation Business

Yes, just that and you can connect with the world’s best merchant and suppliers online, any time, any day. There is no business you can’t start, without travelling from Nigeria, spending money on flight tickets, hotels, food and other itinerary that comes with travelling abroad to stock up a shop, boutique or super market. Save that money and invest it in your business.

In a recent survey by our team in Lagos Nigeria, we found out that lots of Nigerians if given the opportunity and capital needed, do not know what business to venture it. Well here is a few that are bringing in billions today:

  • Auto parts
  • Baby clothes
  • Back to school items
  • Car
  • Cosmetics
  • Electronics (Televisions, Home theatre etc)
  • Fashion
  • Food supplement and slimming products
  • Gym equipment & Sport wear
  • Hair
  • Laptops
  • Mobile phones
  • Maternity needs
  • Super market supplies

Before starting an import business thorough research must be under-taken. With importing a product, you need to find your niche market. A research at this point is necessary, discover a need and find a solution, there are so professional that can conduct market research but as a small start it is advisable you do this yourself to save money

How Can I Get Cheap Hot Selling Products?

Various Items for Mini Importation Business

 Shoptomydoor Imports Goods for Nigerians

There are lots of products you can source from online stores. First understand that making profit in business is buying low and selling a little higher. Second, look out for quality, the kind of products you continue selling will attract the kind of customers you want, lovers of your brand will definitely tell more people about you. So go for low prices and high quality. I will recommend USA and UK online stores, that’s because you will get better quality compared to mass production from China. It is important you choose to stand out from the crowd, and you will get noticed for quality.

Don’t get me wrong here, China is one of the cheapest manufacturers in the world because of its low labour and production costs. However, big and popular brands, which include fashion and electronics produce their goods through factories and contractors based in China.

To ensure the quality of their products are not compromised, US and European countries set very strict standards which the Chinese usually comply with. That is why we advise you buy from US or UK merchants with good quality.

You are in an era where the internet has brought down the walls that restricted access to merchants and suppliers, there is a better and faster means of transporting goods, making it possible for small businesses with little capital to import smaller amounts of goods at low shipping costs. You no long need to import a full container load of goods to be an importer.

Finally, entrepreneurs and small businesses can enjoy the same low wholesale prices that the big importers have enjoyed for a very long time in the past.

Shipping from USA and UK Without Breaking the Bank

Gone are the days you spend thousands of Naira on your shipping cost, using major carriers like other major shippers. Shoptomydoor has a consolidation system that allows you save up to 70% on your shipping cost compared to the major carriers. Not only that, you will have access to ship items via ocean shipping to further reduce your shipping cost.

Acceptable Payment Methods by US and UK Merchants

There are over 80, 000 online stores in USA and UK. The best thing is that, you can make payment on them using your own bank cards (VISA or MasterCard). You can also register to get a PayPal account to shop. Although, there are only few stores that may not accept your bank card, Shoptomydoor personal shopper service can help you right away. Remember you do not need millions to start importing, products because these merchants can sell from 1 to 100 up to 1000 pieces of products depending on your budget.

But What If I Don’t Have Capital to Start a Mini Importation Business?

You may not have the capital, but can get people to believe in you or trust. They pay you in advance for products they need, you place orders and deliver to them on arrival. That makes you their personal shopper.

The personal shopper business is a rising trend, so many people are yet to tap into it. This business fits into any lifestyle. You could be a student, stay-at-home mom, unemployed graduate or worker in need of a side hustle.

Apparently, this is one way of getting busy and gaining profit from people who trust you. These could be your friends, family, associates or colleagues, simply identify their needs, source it and sell to them.

You are probably wondering how do to find or know a genuine supplier in USA/UK, right? Not a problem, Shoptomydoor can help your source, buy and ship. You simply call to tell us what you need, and voila, we will deliver to your door.

Although, importation business is not one you just jump into, Shoptomydoor is putting in 10 years of experience into teaching you the ropes of this business. Join us as we educate and guide everyone through the process, starting from our free webinar. Would you like to join our training? We’ll be glad to share with you the following, and lots more:

  • The best online stores you can shop from to get high profit.
  • How we can help you enjoy lower shipping rates for business only.
  • Business ideas and tips that will get seven (7) figures in 6 months of starting your mini import business.

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139 Responses

  1. Hello , I am interested in joining the training


    How can one join the training

  3. Blessing says:

    Am interested in the mini importation biz

  4. Ilo oluwaseun says:

    I want to attend the seminar and become a mini importer

  5. Ilo oluwaseun says:

    Ready for importation

  6. Waheed says:

    Great and also interested in joining the training.

  7. Ayoola abimbola says:

    I am interested.

  8. Sulaimon Idowu says:

    I am very much interested but I was discouraged the other I had to ship a 32inches television is about 46,000.00

    • For products like TV, you are better off shipping via ocean to reduce shipping cost. Starting a mini importation business will expose you to lots of ways you can make money. See you at the training, where we talk more about leveraging on import from wholesale dealers.

  9. Omowumi says:

    Well said,am interested in getting lower payment for my shipping although have used ur shipping services before nd it was effective.

    • WOW! Excited to hear customers tell say how pleasant they find Shoptomydoor’s shipping services. Spotting a loyal fan sure makes my day. Thank you so much for trusting Shoptomydoor. Looking forward to sharing ideas with you during the webinar/training. We will like to have you join the forum Shoptomydoor Business Forum on Facebook.

  10. Alogba Oluwatosin Sandra says:

    Quite interested

  11. Folawe says:

    Kindly. Lemme know how I can key into the training

  12. Wale Olaleye says:

    I am interested!

  13. Bassey Ayami says:

    I am interested in joining the training

  14. joe says:

    Am interested in joining the webinar

  15. Bassey Ayami says:

    I like it. And will be joining the free training

  16. Richard Chukwuemeka says:

    Beautiful proposition. Would be interested on your webinar and other relevant information to aid me into mini importation start up.

  17. NDEDU DAVID says:

    I am interested to join the conversation

  18. Bilal Abubakar Sarauta says:

    Wow! It’s such a great idea… How can I get the stores address for shopping ?

  19. Kehinde Qazim Alamutu says:

    I like the article, it explained every steps in doing the mini importation business. Meanwhile we shouldn’t overlook mini export business as well and will appreciate if a training can be done on it. I’m interested in the tgevtraining you mentioned above. Thank you

    • Oh you missed our last training on export… you can still watch that on the group: Shoptomydoor Business Forum. More training will be coming up on export soon.

      NB: This group is only for business ideas.

  20. Promise says:

    Am interested in this

  21. Qazim Alamutu says:

    The article is well composed, it explained every steps in processing the miii importation business. A mini exportation business training will also be appreciated.

  22. Ozioma says:

    Hello am interested in joining the training and mini importation

  23. Ozioma says:

    Am interested in both training and mini importation

  24. Esinone Efe Dreamcast says:

    Its basically informative…awesome content and superb service as well. Looking forward to doing business with you

  25. Orji Johnson. C says:

    Very helpful and educative. I am interested i the training. Have always wanted to do mini importation, but don’t know how to go about it. Thanks

  26. johnson says:

    Great. Thanks for sharing this knowledge

  27. Femi says:

    I’m interested in the training

  28. Kazeem Adebanjo says:

    Nice business idea,pls am interested

  29. Jeff says:

    I’m interested.

  30. Sotonye says:

    Interested in your training

  31. Omokhoje Gideon says:

    I’m interested in joining the training

  32. Ifaseun says:

    I love this article, but please which online store will i be able to get cheaper old used phones that are already unlocked to African network?

  33. Kusimo Ademola says:

    Hello , I am interested in joining the training

  34. OLUWATOYIN says:

    Great , am intrested in the training

  35. Collins says:

    Thank you very much for the enlightenment. It is educative and eye-opening. What is the 50k for and how can the shopper help out with such

  36. Collins says:

    Good and interesting
    Thank you for the eye opening
    Please can you help with some of the stores that sell cheap

  37. Ada Oragudosi says:

    Yes, I found it interesting…

    Please which stores are best (cheap) for footwears and bags?

  38. Rasheed says:

    i have known shoptomydoor as far back as i can remember and i did registered on your site then .the article is interesting and i cant wait for you to share more information that will help me achieve this purpose of becoming an importer(mini)

    • WOW…. Look who we have here! Another long time user…. please join us on Facebook: Shoptomydoor Business Forum, a place we hope to rub minds and share business goals together. We can talk anything import and export as long as it is a profitable business opportunity for you.

  39. Justina says:

    Hello ,i am interested

  40. Justina says:

    Hello i Am interested

  41. Olu says:

    Interested in the training

  42. Stephen says:

    Yea, nice one there.
    My niche is computers (laptops and its accessories), please how do i partner you to buy the products at very good rates.

  43. Roy Atser says:

    Interested in the business.

  44. Mirian says:

    Very educative and interesting.
    Thanks for the lecture.

  45. Esther says:

    Am interested pls i need more guildline

  46. Ebuka says:

    Good one! Shoptomydoor I salute you guys.

  47. Ifeoma says:

    Thanks for the lecture, I’m interested in joining the free webinar.

  48. Blessing says:

    This is awesome

  49. Justina says:

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    I am interested

  51. Matthew Unakpa says:

    Thanks for this eye-opening message. It’s so helpful.
    I would want to be part of the seminar. How do I do so?

  52. Elijah Uwakwe Ugwu says:

    Very interesting. I thought of this mini importation business but to know way how. I am very happy to tap from your teaching and I am looking forward to getting more from you. Thank and God bless.

  53. Muby says:

    Great insight. I am interested. Please contact me when its time.

  54. Samuel says:

    Very interesting am ready to join

  55. Iyaomolere Taiwo says:

    Am Interested in the training.

  56. Lydia says:

    I am interested in and will like to be part of the training.

  57. Emmanuel says:

    I am interested in joining the training.

  58. Victoria says:

    Count me in for the training

  59. Simon Ebim says:

    I am interested in joining the training. So how do we get your contact number for instance and where is your office or warehouse located, the knowledge of this will be a great relief to do business with you.

  60. Simon Ebim says:

    I am interested in joining the training

  61. Tolani says:

    Hmm, interested.

  62. Tolani says:

    Hmmmm,I am so interested

  63. Akinola shina says:

    I’m interested,baby wears especially

  64. Jimoh gbadmos taofeek says:

    This is wonderful and highly interesting, I appreciate it. Please put me in the know for other progressive updates and info. I want to be an entrepreneur.

  65. Mne says:

    I am interested

  66. Oladipupu Ebenezer says:

    I am interesting in Join the training

  67. adebukola says:

    I am interested in the training

  68. uzor onwusa says:

    interesting article. would like to attend your import seminar.thanks.

  69. Dan says:

    What an article, I’m interested

  70. very interesting will like to know more

  71. Lucile says:

    Very interested.

  72. Greycode1_0 says:

    Mini importation is making ppl Boss,no more looking for job but job creators.
    Am interested in the webnar.

  73. Chukwu Obioha says:

    The article is interesting. I am interested in the training. Thanks.


    Interested please.

  75. Nwaike Helen says:

    Interested in the training

  76. johnbarclay says:

    Great information

  77. John Richard says:

    Where/when is the training please?

  78. Glory sambo says:

    Am interested how do i begin i base in Tel-aviv and ill like to start with d hair bussiness

  79. Mary says:

    Thanks so much ‘shop to my door’

  80. lanre says:

    Explicit, can’t wait to get started

  81. Lanre says:

    Explicit, can’t wait to get started.

  82. Damilola says:

    I have registered and have my store address with shop to my door, but I need a WhatsApp number of a staff/ agent to see me through buying pls

  83. Damilola says:

    I have registered and I have my warehouse number and address with shop to my door, but I need a WhatsApp number of an Agent/ staff of shop to my door that can see me through buying.

  84. A Million thanks to U.
    Am Very much Interested. But Where will the Webinar take place?
    Although l’m already in the biz , but No Jno knowledge is Too Much!
    I Highly Appreciate Ur Liberality.

  85. Wordu Endurance says:

    Hello, I’m interested in joining the training.

  86. This is nice, I’m very much interested

  87. Aruwajoye Esther says:

    Hello, am interested in the free webinar

  88. ghafar says:

    interested interested interested interested

  89. Gbemi says:

    Interested. Thank you


    Hi, I’m interested in this training.

    Thanks for sharing.

  91. Adebayo says:


  92. Mirenike says:

    Thank you for these insight.I want to know everything that importing business entail.l will want to do business with you guys.My question is l presently living in Ilorin.Is there a online training.Thank you.

  93. Ololade Akande says:

    Please am interested in the training

  94. Stephen says:

    I most say this is the most interesting mini importation businesses advert I have received so far. I would love to start/ learn more from you on this.
    Thank you.

    • I am glad to read this. Please join us on Shoptomydoor Business Forum on Facebook to join today’s export class. You can see the live training on import on the group too.

  95. Nelcliff says:

    I am very much interested to join the training.

  96. Nelcliff says:

    I am interested in the training

  97. info247gist says:

    well said, thanks for this great work

  98. Ijeoma says:

    Pls am very much interested

  99. nachit says:

    I am interested

  100. Osho omotolani says:

    Please am very much interested in this I really want to start importing and getting my business started please put me through

  101. Sandra Mike says:

    I also wan to learn

  102. I love this Shopmydoor, I’ve created an account, waiting for activation

  103. Aderonke says:

    Its useful,am ietrested in mini lmportation

  104. Nnamene Blessing says:

    Great am loving it already ,am so much interested.

  105. Faith says:

    I want more enlightenment on how to import goods.

  106. elizabeth tyonongu says:

    I am very much interested in mini importation biz.

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