There are many large e-commerce websites in Japan such as Amazon, Mercari, or Yahoo Auction. One of them is Rakuten. This is a “big man” in the field of online shopping. In Rakuten, you can find anything you want from home appliances to electronics or repair tools. Especially for those who are passionate about street fashion, Rakuten is the place where they can buy the Bape-branded costumes.
Does Rakuten ship to Singapore? Online shopping at Rakuten is growing. Rakuten attracted many people not only in Japan but also in many countries in the world including Singapore. If you are a Singaporean and want to buy goods on Rakuten, then read the article below. We will show you how to purchase and ship to Singapore.
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Does Rakuten ship to Singapore?
Rakuten was founded in 1997 by Mikitani Hiroshi. In its early years, Rakuten was founded as MDM, Inc. Rakuten Shopping Mall (楽天市場 Rakuten Ichiba?) was officially launched on May 1, 1997. The company name was changed to Rakuten, Inc. in June 1999. In Japanese, “Rakuten” (楽天, “leisure”) means “optimism”. Over 20 years of establishment, Rakuten is holding the 7th position in the top companies with the largest sales in the world. This group owns a total of 70 types of businesses. And the top field is online shopping.
A minus point of Rakuten Japan is that they do not ship internationally. Their service is only available to people who live and have an address in Japan. So you need to use a proxy partner to help you with shipping.
How to buy on Rakuten
You have a Master card/Visa… and have enough money in your account to pay for purchases. Plus a delivery address in Japan, you can completely buy on Rakuten by yourself.
Purchases are as follows:
- Step 1: Access the website at the link: https://www.rakuten.co.jp/
- Step 2: Register your own personal account.
- Step 3: Select the product you want to buy.
- Step 4: After completing the shopping cart, then move to the check-out step; choose a method of payment, shipping, etc.
If you do not have an international payment card or a shipping address in Japan, use a proxy buying service like Ezbuy.
The steps to purchase Rakuten through Ezbuy are as follows:
- Step 1: Access the Rakuten Japan website.
First, you need to access the Rakuten Japan website by following the link: https://www.rakuten.co.jp
- Step 2: Search for products to buy.
You can search for the items you need to buy by product group on the left side of the website. Or you can also type the name of the product you want to buy in the search box at the top of the website.
- Step 3: Create an account with Ezbuy,
Create an account with Ezbuy, then Copy and paste the link of your favorite product from Rakuten.JP into Ezbuy’s search bar. Now all product information is displayed like the home page of Rakuten
- Step 4: Complete the order form
Please fill in the information of the order you want to buy such as color, size, and quantity…. on our order form.
- Step 5: Make the first payment to Ezbuy
After you make the first payment to Ezbuy including the value of the order and the service fee, the purchase processing department will be responsible for the purchase for you. You just need to wait 1-2 days
Step 6: Set up your delivery address
When your order has arrived at our processing center we will send you a notification via email or messenger. You need to choose an international shipping method and set up your shipping address in Singapore. At this step, if you need to use any additional services of Ezbuy, you can also leave a request. We will handle it for you. For example, you are concerned that the shipping process from Japan to Singapore will affect your package. You can choose to add a repacking service…
Step 7: Make 2nd payment for Ezbuy
Pay domestic, international shipping, and value-added services (if any)
Step 8: Receive goods
Your package will be safely delivered to the address you previously registered. If you are satisfied with our service, don’t forget to leave a comment or a good rating for us
With these steps, you can buy Japanese goods quite simply while you are in Singapore.
It can take 7-10 days to get your order delivered to your door. This depends on the shipping method you choose. You can also track the status of your order through the tracking number we provide you. That way you can know the status of your package.
Fees you have to pay when buying Japanese goods from Singapore
Most products listed for sale on Rakuten are tax-inclusive. So you don’t have to pay this tax. However, there are a few shops that are listed for sale but do not include tax. If any product loses tax, the seller will list the after-tax price for you to track.
Japan domestic freight charge
Because Rakuten does not ship internationally, your package will be shipped to our processing center in Tokyo. There may be a domestic shipping fee for your package. However, this fee is not too much, and most Rakuten free shipping on orders that meet their criteria.
The charge of customs declaration.
When using our services, you do not have to pay this fee. We will take care of the declaration and customs clearance for you.
International freight charge
This fee depends on the international shipping method you choose such as DHL, EMS, AIR…
Does Rakuten ship to Singapore? Hopefully, the above article will help you remove all geographical barriers when you want to buy Japanese products while living in Singapore. Find a reputable buying partner like Ezbuy. Your purchase will be much easier and more convenient.