4 Japan Proxy Shopping Services To Get Must-buy/Exclusive Items Sold in Japan *OCT 2 Updated!
One day, I came across a post on reddit in which people talking about a very interesting topic: Reddit / What did you wish you bought in Japan or Japan exclusive items to bring home? (self.JapanTravel)
Happily (or . . . worse?), the original poster hasn’t been to Japan yet. Seemingly he/she just made this post for gathering information: what to buy in Japan?
On that post, we can see that very many people taking about their favorites enthusiastically and some even regretted not to buy certain things in Japan while they visited.
For all the people living outside of Japan, including ones not having visited Japan yet, I’ve listed 3 Japanese proxy shopping websites each offering really a wide range of products in Japan.
New to the term, proxy shopping?
In a nutshell, Proxy Shopping Service is: They buy things in Japan instead of you. Of course, they send you the product you ordered through the service.
As long as products sold in the internet, Proxy Shopping Service seemingly can buy everything instead of you. *Except for ones regarding to international shipping issues (law, custom, whatever) .
So, your needs to must-buy/exclusive items sold in Japan practically should be satisfied, except for actually visiting Japan.
Only concern might be . . . , you need to watch out your savings account XD
Back to the topic.
Let’s take a look at popular 4 Japan proxy shopping services to get must-buy/exclusive items sold in Japan.
|Service Fee||The fees depends on product but you can get an instant quote.|
|Payment Methods||Credit Card, Debit Card, Paypal, Alipay, Bitcoin (on request).|
|Stores Mainly Available||Amazon, Rakuten Ichiba, ZOZOTOWN, Yahoo! Auctions, any online shop, auction or marketplace site. Plus, They can purchase from nearly any retail shop in Tokyo (*).|
|Send Methods||FedEx, EMS, Air Mail, SAL, International ePacket, etc.|
|Multilingual Support||English and French.|
*According to a comment from them through Twitter feed (thank you!).
Thank you for the post! We can purchase from nearly any retail shop in Tokyo and any online shop, auction or marketplace site in Japan; not only those shops listed as “Stores Mainly Available”. Cheers!
— White Rabbit Express (@whiterabbitexp) 2018年9月29日
|Service Fee||0% (!). They only offer you fixed 300JPY per item.|
|Payment Methods||Credit Card, Debit Card, Paypal, Alipay, Bank Transfer.|
|Stores Mainly Available||RAKUTEN, Amazon, Yahoo, any other online shop/marketplace.|
|Send Methods||DHL eCommerce, UPS, FEDEX, DHL, EMS, AIRMAIL, SAL and SF EXPRESS|
|Multilingual Support||English, Spanish, French, Russian, Ukrainian and Chinese (Traditional and Simplified).|
*Updated on Oct 1st according to comments from them through Twitter feed (thank you!).
@VisitJapanPlace Thank you so much for your post, however, some of the information seems to be a little outdated. These are current shipping methods we provide – DHL eCommerce, UPS, FEDEX, DHL, EMS, AIRMAIL, SAL and SF EXPRESS. (1/2)
— ZenMarket.jp (@zenmarket_en) 2018年10月1日
@VisitJapanPlace Also, we are the only proxy service to offer full multilingual support in English, Spanish, French, Russian, Ukrainian and Chinese (Traditional and Simplified). Other proxy services automatically translate their homepage and don’t offer customer support. (2/2)
— ZenMarket.jp (@zenmarket_en) 2018年10月1日
3. FROM JAPAN
|Service Fee||The fees for using FROM JAPAN are divided into two categories (*written below)|
|Payment Methods||Credit Card, Paypal, Alipay, Bank Transfer. *Plus, they accept deposit and FJ points.|
|Stores Mainly Available||Amazon, Rakuten Ichiba, ZOZOTOWN, Yahoo! Auctions, any other online shop/marketplace.|
|Send Methods||FedEx, DHL, EMS, Air Mail, SAL, Surface, or Small Packet.|
|Multilingual Support||English, Chinese, Spanish, and French.|
*The fees for using FROM JAPAN are divided into two categories.
Fee 1 is the cost of the item itself. Fee 2 includes domestic and international shipping fee, the plan fee, and any other applicable fees.
|Service Fee||0% *You can pick optional extras, such as all-in-one item insurance, item inspection, and consolidation plans.|
|Payment Methods||Credit Card, Paypal.|
|Stores Mainly Available||Amazon, Rakuten Ichiba, Yahoo! Auctions, any other online shop/marketplace.|
|Send Methods||EMS, SAL, Airmail, Surface Mail, FedEx.|
|Multilingual Support||English and Thai language.|
*They made their original comparison chart which also showcase popular Japanese proxy shopping services. If you get interested in, here’s a link:
Still missing something and not satisfied after checking these websites?
Okay, just let me know. I will gladly check it instead of you . . . at the lowest cost among them, maybe! XD
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The contents of this article are from the data taken as of October 2nd, 2018, and each company’s status is changing (mostly improving) monthly.