If you can not find a store which ships direct to you. Or to combine shipment which you buy on different store. You can arrange a forwarding service. Rakuten introduce two forwarding company and flow as follows.
To find products efficiently first I'll recommend you to select your preferred language, currency and shipping country. And then narrowing down the categories. If you fail to select the shipping country search will include domestic only store and will be hard to reach overseas shipping store. If you are going to arrange forwarding services. Choose "Japan or Use Forwarding service" on the Shipping county the search will go through all the products on Rakuten Global.
Most store recommends Japan Post - EMS service to ship items. It's quite convenient, quick delivery, tracking available, insurance options. When you are going to buy a high priced items or hoping to have ASAP this service is the ideal shipping service!
Japan Post Official Rate schedule（EMS：All Zones）
Japan Post Official List of Delivery Days (EMS: Tokyo)
But sometimes it's too much service for low cost items. Here below is Japan Post - Small package service rates and delivery days.( Japan Post Official Small Packets service)
If you are locating in North America, and given the package weight 300g, the cost will be just USD5.28 ($1.00 = ¥113.74, date Feb. 19, 2016) isn't it reasonable?
Not all store accept this shipping, but some store will arrange on your request so you should feel free to ask!
Japan Post Official - Letter-Post rate schedule
- Asia, Territories of USA (Guam, Midway islands etc) and Palau, etc.
- Oceania, Middle East, North America, Central America and Europe.
- South America and Africa.
* Choose Shipping type: Airmail, Service type: Small packets and click VIEW.
** You can also find Economy Air (SAL) rates at above links.
Japan Post Official - List of Delivery Days (International Parcel Post - Tokyo International Post Office)
You can also check fromJapan Post Official "Check rates and delivery days"
* 3. Choose prefecture you are sending the article from Prefecture - is the prefecture where the store is located in Japan. Prefecture of Japan
Hope this helps you to have happy shopping!
*Note: Above rates and delivery days may change.
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