Rakuten Japan Online Store: https://www.rakuten.co.jp
Rakuten Ichiba is the largest e-commerce site in Japan and among the world’s largest in sales. It is often referred to as “the Amazon of Japan”. The store offers everything from clothing to beauty products and has tons of promo codes, cash backs, and coupons on a variety of brands updated on a daily basis.
The bad thing is, Rakuten has closed its international site recently and its Japan site doesn’t support shipping outside Japan, thus you have to get a free Japan address for your order and ship to Singapore via a reliable parcel forwarder.
That’s why Buyandship is here to help.
How to Shop on Rakuten and Ship to Singapore with Us
Step 01: Go to Rakuten Japan
Step 02: Sign up or Log in to Your Rakuten Account
Create an account if you’re new to the site or simply log in to your account if you already have one. You will need to input Buyandship’s Japanese Warehouse and your credit card billing address here for less convenience when you checkout your products. You can find instructions and our address in your dashboard under “Overseas Warehouse Addresses”
Make sure that the shipping address and the billing address or ordered information is different. To clarify:
- Shipping Address = Buyandship Japan Warehouse Address
- Billing/ Orderer Address= Your Actual Address in Singapore or Credit Card Billing Address
Simply input the necessary details needed and you’re good to go! If it asks for your phonetic name, simply convert your name online and you’re done.
Step 03: Browse and Shop Your Favorite Products
Once you have an account, it’s time to shop! Make sure to review each item carefully to make sure it is worth your hard-earned money, if you’re satisfied with the product/s you fancy, simply hit “Add product to basket”
Step 04: Review Your Shopping Basket and Checkout
Before sealing in your products, make it a habit to review everything first before hitting “Purchase Procedure”
Step 05: Log in and Select Payment Method
Rakuten will ask you to log in before they redirect you to the Payment and Shipping Method, and since you input your shipping and billing orderer address when you sign up, all you have to do is enter your card details to pay.
After entering your credit card details, you will have an option for shipping method and delivery date, enter your preferences, and simply hit “Next” to confirm your order.
Step 06: Review All Details You Input and Confirm Order
Check if all of the details you input are correct. Remember, the destination should be our Japan Warehouse Address, and Orderer information should be your Singapore’s Address or Credit Card Billing Address. If everything looks good, simply click “Confirm Order”
Step 06: Wait For Your Tracking Number
Wait for Rakuten’s confirmation email that would consist of your tracking number and order details. If you have an account, simply check the order status under “Purchase History”
Step 07: Declare Your Shipment
Once you get your tracking code from Rakuten, log in to your Buyandship Account, and immediately declare your shipment. All you have to do is:
- Go to ‘Parcel Management’
- Hit ‘Click Here to Add a New Shipment’
- Enter the Warehouse you ship it to, in this case, select ‘Ibaraki, Japan’
- If the email says which courier they use, select the respective courier. But if you don’t know, choose ‘Other Couriers,’ instead
- Enter your Tracking Number
- Fill out the Product Details (Click ‘Add New Item’ if you bought multiple items)
- Check all of the Terms and Conditions
- Hit ‘Submit’
If you wanted a more elaborate explanation on how to do it, click here.
Step 08: Wait For Your Parcel To Be in Parcel Management “Arrived At HK Warehouse”
Once it is in “Arrived at HK warehouse” in Parcel Management, you can checkout your shipments separately or consolidate your shipments (not separate items) by ticking on the box next to your tracking number. Once each shipment arrives HK warehouse you have free consolidation services and 21 days of storage. If you want to checkout, fill out the checkout details, and proceed to payment.
Step 09: Pay for Buyandship’s Shipping Rate
We charge purely based on weight for a flat rate of S$6 per pound for shipments from the US, so you don’t have to compute for complicated math equations.
*Please note that Buyandship only accepts Mastercard or Visa for a safer and faster way to pay.
Step 10: Wait For Your Products to Arrive in Your Doorstep in Singapore
Last step! All you have to do is sit, relax, and wait for your parcels to arrive at your doorstep in Singapore. Enjoy your new products directly from Rakuten Japan!
Buyandship’s Japan Parcel Forwarding Service
Our Self-operated Warehouse in Ibaraki, Japan
More than 1 million online shoppers in APAC are using Buyandship’s Japan parcel forwarding service to ship parcels to their doorstep. Sign up here to become a Buyandship member today and get your FREE Japan address.
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How much do I need to pay to use Buyandship?
To be a Buyandship member is FREE. And best of all, you will receive S$5 free shipping credits upon completion of the account verification! Sign up now to enjoy these benefits and make overseas online shopping more accessible to you.
Our shipping rate is easy to understand – it is S$7 per pound for shipment sending from our Japan warehouse. We only charge based on your item’s actual weight and there is no base charge or handling fee!
Remember you may have to pay for tax and duty if your shipment’s CIF (Cost, Insurance, and Freight, which means that the import duty and taxes payable are calculated on the complete shipping value, which includes the cost of the imported goods, the cost of insurance, and the cost of freight. Duty will be calculated on the sum of the CIF and the landing charges.) value is over S$400.
Our courier partners will handle the process on your behalf and will inform you beforehand on the estimated custom tax and duty you’ll need to pay to Customs. Buyandship does not handle Customs payments; you will need to pay our courier partner(s) before they can proceed with releasing your shipment. Please note that our courier partners will charge a processing fee during the procedure.
Benefits of Overseas Online Shopping
① Oversea online shopping allows you to buy anything from your favorite brands at a lower price or with good discounts
② Wider variety & range of products are available
③ Keep up with every foreign shopping season
Any Singaporean who likes to shop online will know the frustration of picking out purchases on an overseas website, only to find at the checkout that the store can’t ship to Singapore. Parcel forwarding service is the answer to this problem! Buyandship has 12 warehouses worldwide, which allows you to shop around the world! We provide our users with affordable shipping rate in Singapore, and free parcel consolidation for you to shop in different countries. Learn More
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