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Japan is a thriving eCommerce market, so why not start reducing the cost of sending packages and parcels to Japan if you are shipping to customers there? There is a huge gaming market in Japan and some of the most popular items sent via the couriers available on our marketplace reflect this. Customers often need to meet the demands of their Japanese consumers with parcels containing audio and visual apparatus often sent on our services, as well as gifts and personal effects sent to friends and family who reside in places such as Tokyo, Yokohama and Osaka.
How to send a package to Japan without Customs Issues
Whilst it may seem daunting to send a parcel to Japan, any customs documents that are required, will be provided during the booking process, so you can have that peace of mind once you have chosen a courier and packed your box ready to ship. 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 from locations across the US as well as neighbouring China and South Korea. Japan has the world's third largest economy, so really packs a punch for it's 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 you can then simply provide low cost international parcel delivery having made the sale via another platform. 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. When booking parcel shipping to Japan, it is worth considering that consumers are happy to collect from local collection stores, so why not consider one of delivery to store services.
Customs advice for shipping to Japan
The Japanese Customs authority have strict rules on individual to individual gifts which, in part, require you to provide a complete description of the contents of your shipment, including the value of each of the items and the specific words on the parcel: 'gift shipment' as well as the recipient's full name, address and telephone number. The list of prohibited items includes goods such as firearms, explosives, germs, books and other materials that may harm public safety or morals. Furthermore, you can expect plant and animal products to be prohibited, as well as earth and soil - customs documentation must be provided. If a package's contents have a value of 37858.00 Japanese Yen or less, it must be sent with a completed copy of customs declaration form.