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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. You pay for your items using your credit card)

  2. Proxy/middleman located in Japan (Someone that you appointed to help you get your items from Japan. You pay to them)

  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)

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PROXY IN JAPAN

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POPULAR PROXIES/MIDDLEMEN IN JAPAN

NEOKYO

https://neokyo.com/

  • Commission for order: 250yen/item

  • Commission for shipment (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/itemRepacking fee: 1,500yen 

  • 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)

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

  • Accept TransferWise, Bitcoin too

JAPONICA MARKET

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

  • Commission: 500 yen for items below 2500yen, 600yen for items below 5000yen etc.

  • Lower Commission if buy more (5% for order below 30,000yen, 4% for order below 50,000yen etc)

  • PayPal fee 3.2%+40 JPY

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/

  •  JPY400 for Plan A (1 parcel/month)  Consolidation/Photo/Invoice removal : JPY500 each

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

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

WEBUY

https://www.webuyjapan.com/page/6

  • Commission 8%, *no minimum fee

  • JPY2,000yen/hour for physical store visit

  • Free photo verification for each item

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

DEJAPAN

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

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

  • Consolation fee 100yen/ parcel

  • Has limited access to some of the major stores (Bic Camera, Marui, Rakuten, Yadobashi Camera etc.) 

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