Useful things you can ship to Ethiopia, for your family there

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If you are one of the 1.5 million Ethiopian migrants residing abroad, you’ve probably wondered what is it you can ship to Ethiopia. Easily!

Thanks to the rise of online shopping and cross-border partnerships, sending gifts to your loved ones in Ethiopia is now more convenient than ever. By taking advantage of these services, you can share your personal preferences, pleasantly surprise your family, and make useful products more accessible to them, despite the physical distance. So, here’s the answer to the most popular searches out there when it comes to the Ethiopian diaspora sending gifts to people back home.

Does Amazon ship to Ethiopia? Yes

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Amazon does ship to Ethiopia. But one thing to consider is that the availability of certain products and shipping options may vary depending on the item and the seller. For example, there are items that may not be eligible for international shipping. Or they may require additional fees; like customs duties or taxes that are usually paid by the recipient upon delivery.

Also, delivery times may be longer than for domestic shipments. The best thing to do is check the Amazon website for more information on international shipping options and costs to Ethiopia.

Does Alibaba ship to Ethiopia? Yes.

Yes, Alibaba ships to Ethiopia. But again, you need to check the specific item availability and shipping options. As with Amazon, some items may not be eligible for international shipping or may require additional fees on delivery. Same piece of advice applies, please check the terms on the website for shipping products to Ethiopia.

Can I top up my folks’ phones in Ethiopia? Yes. 

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It takes about 1 minute by filling in some online info. That’s it. No contract. All services that facilitate online credit transfers to Ethiopia apply a small processing fee because there are some international transactions they will do for you. or using the MobileRecharge app for iOS or Android is among the most generous and friendly, ranking Excellent on Trustpilot.

To use to send mobile top-ups to Ethiopia, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the website and select Ethiopia from the list of countries.
  2. Choose the mobile operator for the recipient’s phone number in Ethiopia.
  3. Enter the recipient’s phone number, making sure to double-check that it’s correct.
  4. Select the top-up amount you want to send or enter a custom amount.
  5. Sign up for a free account, or log in if you already have one.
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  7. Enter your payment details and complete the transaction.
  8. The top-up should be delivered to the recipient’s phone number in Ethiopia within a few minutes, although delivery times may vary depending on the mobile operator and other factors. for Ethiopian migrants in USA

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Note that may charge a small transaction fee for sending top-ups to Ethiopia, and the recipient may also be charged a small fee by their mobile operator for receiving the top-up. Be sure to check the terms and conditions carefully before making a transaction, and make sure you have the correct phone number and mobile operator information for the recipient to ensure that the top-up is delivered successfully.

Does Shein ship to Ethiopia? Yes, yes, yes.

Shein, the popular online clothing retailer that ships to many countries worldwide, also ships to Ethiopia. However, the availability of products and shipping options may vary. That depends on the item and the seller. Delivery times may also take longer than for domestic shipments. The best thing to do is to check the Shein website for more information (terms, costs) to ship to Ethiopia.

 What are the stores in the USA that ship to Ethiopia?

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We’ve already mentioned Amazon, right? Some other popular brands make their items accessible for purchase and shipment to your Ethiopian friends and family.

  • eBay
  • Apple
  • Walmart
  • Target
  • Macy’s
  • Best Buy
  • Gap
  • Nike
  • Levi’s

Of course, take it with a pinch of salt. Not all items are available to ship to Ethiopia. Plus, some require additional fees such as customs duties or taxes that need to be covered upon delivery. You may consider that if you want to assume it or spare your folks of that duty.

Hope that is useful to start a shopping journey for your relatives. Good luck, enjoy creating a surprise and giving something back!

ALL in all

  • Most big stores (at least in the US) make it possible to send certain items to Ethiopia.
  • If you’re interested, you should check the terms on international shipments and pay attention to any detail related to international shipments.
  • makes available mobile credit top-ups to Ethiopia prepaid numbers, from the distance, in less than 1 minute. The only condition is to use a free account on the platform when placing the order. Promos and coupons are available for those who subscribe to “Get offers” by email. for Ethiopian migrants for Ethiopians