HOW TO BUY FROM JAPAN?

Buy directly, buy thru middleman, or buy using forwarder company.

When you buy things online, from Japan.

There are 2 types of online stores:

  1. Websites that ship to your address (not in Japan)

  2. Websites that only ship within Japan.

In order to buy from websites that ship only within Japan. You need an agent to help you.

Basically, there are 3 kinds of agents.

  1. Forwarder (They combine and forward your parcels from Japan)

  2. Proxy/middleman located in Japan

  3. Proxy/middleman located outside Japan (most of the cases, you pay and communicate in your local currency and language)

MOST POPULAR FORWARDERS TO GET THINGS FROM JAPAN

TENSO

https://www.tenso.com/en

  • Consolidation Service (200yen basic fee plus 300yen/item)

  • Handling fee (commission) according to weight (50yen for 50g, 530yen for 0.5g, 1,020yen for 2kg, max 5,000yen)

  • Family Mart Pickup Service (only available at Taiwan)

BIG IN JAPAN

https://www.biginjap.com/en/content/16-forwarding-terms

  • Commission: 500 yen (+ 1000 yen if you choose repackaging) + international shipping fees + Paypal fees (3.7% of total amount + 40 yen).

BLACK SHIP

https://blackship.com/

JPN DEPOT

https://www.jpn-depot.com/

  • Commission  200yen handling fee + 100yen consolidating fee

  • You can order for proxy service too: 200 yen per store

  • Repack Option Fee: 500yen  Extra protection: 200yen

LEYIFAN

https://www.leyifan.com/en/fee.html

  • commission : 150yen (why is it so cheap? Can someone tell me?

FORWARDING SERVICE JAPAN

https://giftjapanese.com/price/

Commission 

  • 400yen for 1 parcel/month

  • 600yen for 2 parcels/month

  • 1500yen for 10parcels/month

BENLY EXPRESS

https://benlyexpress.com/en/cost/

(kindly email us, if you have any related info)

MY JAPAN ADDRESS

JAPAN MART

BRIDGE.JPN

https://www.bridge.jpn.com/services/pack-forward

  • Commission is about 400yen for 1kg, 1,400yen for 5kg, 1,900yen for 10kg

VPOST

https://vpost.com/sg/japan-merchants/

  • Singapore Post as the background

Free? For customers in Singapore?
(please send us an email if you have more info)

GOYOKIKIYA

https://www.goyokikiya.com/

  • Commission: 490yen for 1kg, 890yen for 2kg, 2,990yen for 10kg

  • Only support Japanese and Chinese langauge

  • Consolidation Fee: free

BAGGAGE FORWARD

https://www.baggageforward.co.jp/en/service/price.html

  • Commission: 680yen for 1kg, 960yen for 2kg, 2,960yen for 10kg. 

  • Consolidation Fee: 760yen (one time charge)

 

PROXY IN JAPAN

 

POPULAR PROXY/MIDDLEMAN LOCATED IN JAPAN

NEOKYO

https://neokyo.com/

  • Commission: 250yen/item

  • Packing fee: 500yen for the first 2kg + 150yen for each kg after that

  • Free storage up to 45 days (charging a weekly fee after that. 210yen to 1,400yen according to the size of your parcel)

FROM JAPAN

https://www.fromjapan.co.jp/en/

  • Commission: 300yen/item

  • Support multiple languages (English, Chinese, France, Spanish)

  • Integrate with most of the popular websites like Rakuten, Amazon, ZOZOTOWN, Yahoo Auction, etc.

JAPAN GOODS FINDER

https://www.buyfromjapan.jp/rates.php

  • Commission: minimum 2,000yen. 15% for 50,000yen order, 13% for 100,000yen order

BUYEE

https://buyee.jp/

  • Commission 300yen/ store (need someone to help clarify this)

  • Consolidation Fee (500yen to 1,000yen)

  • The only proxy that integrate with MERCARI (only available for certain things)

ZENMARKET

https://zenmarket.jp/en/

  • Languages supported: English, Chinese, France, Spanish, Vietnam, Russion, Tamil etc.)

  • Commission: 300yen/ item

  • Payment: Support international bank transfer (recommended for deposit transfer more than 100,000yen) Support Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum payment too (via CoinGate payment gateway)

DEJAPAN

https://www.dejapan.com/en/

  • Commission: ZERO (500yen handling fee for MERCARI) how they earn?

  • Consolation fee 100yen/ parcel

JAPONICA MARKET

https://www.japonicamarket.com/smart-home.html

  • Announcement (We are not able to accept an order of the first-time customers at the moment.)

  • Low Commission ( 5% for order around 30,000yen)

BIG IN JAPAN

https://www.biginjap.com/en/content/14-proxy

  • Commission:  500 yen basic commission + 15% of the total price (up to 20,000 yen order ) or 10% of the total price (20,001 yen and above)

  • They provide forwarding service too

GOODY JAPAN

https://www.goody-japan.com/

  • Commission: minimum 500yen, 7% for order above 10,000yen, maximum 5,000yen

  • 100yen bank transfer fee (fixed), No Paypal charge 

  • 200yen to negotiate the price at MERCARI.

WHITE RABBIT JAPAN

https://www.whiterabbitjapan.com/

  • Commission: minimum 12usd. 1usd/ item + 4usd/ store + 12% of the items price 

  • For mercari, it is 8usd/ item for item fee

  • Free consolidation, free repacking, accept pre orders. 

FORWARDING SERVICE JAPAN

https://giftjapanese.com/price/

  • Commission for Online store:   (Item cost + shipping fee) x 10%, *Minimum fee is JPY1,000

  • Commission for Physical store: (Item cost) x 30%, *Minimum service fee is JPY3,000.

WEBUY

SAMURAI BUYER

https://samuraibuyer.com/en/guide/faq.html

  • If the Item Price is under 5000 yen, Service Fee: 500 yen.

  • If the Item Price is over 5000 yen, Service Fee: 9% of the Item Price.

  • Also provide forwarder service

BUY FROM JAPAN BY JAJAPANSERVICE

https://jajapanservice.wixsite.com/buyfromjapan

  • Commission: 10% from total cost

  • Able to negotiate up to 10% discount for seller in MERCARI

 

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