Black Friday the biggest shopping weekend in the world is coming up this Friday the 28th of November. Black Friday for those who may not know is the biggest shopping day of the year in the US and now it has also spread to other parts of the world. It is characterized by massive discounts as retailers offer promotional sales to start the festive period. Black Friday also makes the beginning of the Christmas shopping period. There is also Cyber Monday which promotes online sales only on the Monday after Black Friday. You can now buy things online for both Black Friday and Cyber Monday in Kenya.
You may wonder how you can take advantage of that.
PayPal which is an international payment account is now in Kenya. PayPal offers consumers a way to transact simply, securely and in a flexible manner across borders. You can now use your PayPal to buy all those things you have been dreaming about buying from the States, China or UK. Take advantage and use PayPal to order discounted stuff this Black Friday.
People all over the world including me use PayPal because it is simple to use. You need to open an account with your email address and have a password. You don’t need to put in your credit card details and shipping information in every time you want to do something. Everything is already stored and kept secure. All you have to do is use your email address and password and you will get through to checkout as soon as you finish shopping.
You do not share your financial details with the seller; you just move money from your account to theirs. This provides you with an extra layer of security. Paypal also protects your eligible purchases with PayPal buyer protection so that if an item doesn’t show up or turns out different to what you expected, they will help you sort out things with the seller. The best thing about PayPal is that your account is secure.
Some of the websites you can buy stuff from with in US include EBay, New look, Adidas, Barnes and Noble, Levis, Timberland, Nike, Pick your shoe, Forever 21 and Guess. Check those websites out for black Friday deals and holiday discounts as well. Some online retailers in Kenya like Jumia also use Paypal so you can shop to your heart’s content. Jumia is having a Black Friday campaign and you can buy stuff using PayPal.
You have bought your items. How do you get delivery?
Before when buying in the US or UK you had to send the items to a relative or friend so that they would find a way to deliver it to you. Maybe come with the items when they are coming on holiday. Now you don’t have to go through that process. There are now delivery services that will provide you with a personal local mailing address that can be used when purchasing from websites aboard. If you are purchasing from a US retailer who doesn’t deliver to Kenya, you can use a service like My US, www.myus.com and www.usaddress (or many similar companies offering the same type of service). Your packages will be delivered to the company’s warehouse in the US and then shipped from there to your address in Kenya. From the UK to Kenya you can use www.Kenya-shipping.com.
You will finally be able to make most of the Black Friday deals. To sign up go to PayPal: www.paypal.com/signup
I need some stuff for Black Friday deals. A tote bag & a pair of boots for myself, designer perfume – brand Miracle, Ben 10 clothes for my nephew, a dress for my sister – size 10, and a handbag for my mum. I could also use a self stick – for that you need to check out Cyber Monday deals.
I want you to see all the things you can get for Black Friday deals from the US or Jumia. So I want you to check out the best deals for the above items. The person who gets me the best deals first will get Ksh. 2,000 cash from me. You have to get me at least 3 items out of the 6 to qualify. I need to get the deals in end of Wednesday so that I can use my Paypal account to buy the stuff on Black Friday. Winner will be announced on Friday morning. Send me the deals to firstname.lastname@example.org or just send me the links on twitter to @potentash.
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