Cheapest way to ship to Japan
Shipping services to Japan are very affordable using tracked mail services such as our DHL eCommerce service. Designed to lower the cost of cross-border shipping it is similar to the EMS Japan services as the postal service complete the delivery to the recipient. When you book DHL eCommerce you need to print the shipping labels and the Customs Documents, then drop off at your local USPS Post Office. From here DHL will ship your package to Japan in 11-22 days, whilst you can track it as it is scanned in the sorting depots and when it is delivered.
We also offer DHL Express delivery to Japan for those more urgent or time-sensitive shipments. Collection and Drop Off options are available with FedEx using our International Pickup and Drop Off services.
What are the FedEx Japan Shipping times?
Many of our customers like to use FedEx shipping to Japan as it is not only reliable, the transit times are quick too. You can book a FedEx service by selecting Parcel Monkey International Drop Off, printing the shipping labels and then drop into your local FedEx store. The shipping times for this service are 2-5 days, and for a small additional cost, you can also book a Pickup option.
Shipping to Japan - USPS Rates
With so many USPS Post Offices, many customers like to use USPS delivery services for their international shipping. We offer Priority Mail and the slightly quicker express version for a discounted rate. We collect any Customs information during the booking process so all you need to do is print the labels, documents and attach them to your box.
Shopping on the internet in Japan
Japan is a thriving eCommerce market, so why not start reducing the cost of sending packages to Japan? There is a huge gaming market in Japan and some of the most popular items sent via our marketplace reflect this. Retailers often need to meet the demands of their Japanese consumers with packages containing audio and visual apparatus often sent, as well as gifts and personal effects sent to friends and family who reside in places such as Tokyo, Yokohama, and Osaka.
Whilst it may seem daunting to send a parcel to Japan, any customs documents that are required will be provided during the booking process. Just be clear in writing exactly what you are sending to Japan on the customs form so that it can be quickly checked, the more description you add on to the Customs Form the less likely there will be any problem.
Over 10% of Japanese imports came from the USA in 2015 so there is a large import market. Japan has the world's third-largest economy, so really packs a punch for its size and therefore the consumer market is a strong one. eCommerce thrives in Japan, off the back of the strong economy; online sales hit the £78 billion mark in 2016, and are expected to exceed £105 billion by 2021.
A popular route to the Japanese market is via well established online retailers such as Rakuten and Amazon. As a trusted marketplace it is well worth investing some time into selling on this platform especially if you can access affordable delivery services too.
Some major sporting events are on the way to Japan in the next few years as well, which may drive the volumes of parcels being sent to Japan up, with the world focusing on the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Olympics.