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How to buy from Amazon Japan



As in many other countries of the world, Amazon is one of the leaders of e-commerce in Japan. The site offers many Japan-exclusive items. It's sometimes difficult to get them when you live overseas. That's why we created Remambo, an easy-to-use Japan Shopping service.

How many products does Amazon sell in Japan

Amazon lists more than 3 billion products across 11 marketplaces worldwide. We took a look at the number of products Amazon lists online for more than its 300 million customers.

Today, Amazon JP has the fifth place in the world with its number of products – 260 million. The chart below shows the number of products in January 2018 and December 2017 on Amazon around the world.

Amazon worldwide products number chart

Amazon Japan international shipping options

Amazon JP can ship some of its items to more than 60 countries. Unfortunately, not all sellers use this feature. That's especially true with second-hand resellers or small companies. They don't always know how to send anything in Europe or to the United States. That's why the product you want, may be ineligible for international shipping.

Can you buy from Japanese Amazon?

So if you want to buy products listed on this Japanese marketplace, you will need to use a proxy shopping service. Remambo helps you purchase on Japanese Amazon and thousands of Japanese online stores. You will have access to all its listings as if you were living in Japan.

How to order and buy from Amazon Japan?

Ordering from Amazon JP is very easy and flawless when you use Remambo "Add item URL" order form.

Step 1: Go to Japan Amazon website https://www.amazon.co.jp/

Step 2: Search for items

Step 3: Copy product link

Once you have found a product you want to buy on Amazon JP, copy the URL of the page. To do this, you will need to have the product page in front of you. Move the mouse cursor to the address bar, and then click Ctrl+A to select the entire URL. Press Ctrl+C to copy it. Now go to Remambo special order form. Place your mouse on the "Item URL" field, then press Ctrl+V to paste the address of the product page.

Step 4: Pay for the order from your Remambo account page

Step 5: Consolidate and choose shipping method

You will receive a notification from us when your package is in the Remambo warehouse. From that moment, we can consolidate several of your orders together or repack the package if it is too big or fragile. Choose which items you would like to ship together, select shipping method and delivery address. You will be able to edit titles and values in the shipping label and customs declaration. Also you may leave a comment to our warehouse staff about your parcel.

Step 6: Pay international shipping cost

We will quickly ship the parcel to you. All our shipping methods have tracking numbers. Please wait for the parcel arrival.

FAQ about Japanese version of Amazon

Can I browse Amazon Japan in English?

By default, all Amazon Japanese content is displayed in Japanese. But you can change language by using one of these two methods: 1. Amazon Language Switcher or 2. Translating the page with a Chrome extension.

Does Amazon Japan accept PayPal?

Amazon in Japan does not accept PayPal.

But Remambo does accept PayPal payments. So you can order anything from Japanese Amazon through Remambo "Add item URL" order form and pay with your PayPal.

We also accept debit or credit cards (VISA, Master Card, American Express), international bank transfer (SWIFT wire transfer), TransferWise, from all around the world.

Can Amazon Japan ship to my country directly?

International delivery program of Amazon Japan includes 60 countries. This means that some of products can be sent to any address in these countries without using any proxy-shopping or mail-orwarding service in Japan. But not everything is as simple as it may seem. Many items sold on Amazon Japan cannot be sent abroad at all for a lot of reasons. In that case, it is better to use Remambo to get your Japanese goods to your address.

Also, using our service you can save significantly on international shipping costs: we can consolidate your orders for free into one shipment!

USA & Canada

Amazon can ship some of its products from Japan to North America. That’s include the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, but not other unincorporated territories of the US.

New Zealand & Australia

Australia and New Zealand are eligible destinations of the Amazon Global program. However, all the states and territories cannot receive parcels from Amazon Japan.

United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is also included in the Amazon Global program. That means you can ship some products from Amazon Japan to the UK.

Philippines

The Philippines are part of the 60 countries covered by the Amazon Global program.

Can I use my own Amazon account in Japan?

Unfortunately, you won't be able to use your British or American account on the Japanese version of Amazon website. If you want to try to buy Japanese items by yourself, you’ll have to create a new Japanese Amazon account.

Besides, if your idea is to use your American account on the American version of Amazon while you are in Japan, you can do it. But, you will face the same import restrictions as described above about Amazon Japan.

I see this warning message: “Sorry, this item cannot be shipped to your selected address”. Why?

This warning message pops up when you try to check out with an item in your cart that cannot be shipped abroad. Indeed, you cannot use international shipping for most second-hand or licensed products on Amazon Japan.

Use Remambo Japan Shopping Service for buying from Amazon Japan

Remambo was created to help foreign customers who want to buy from Japanese online stores and auctions. Remambo is the easiest way to buy from Japan.

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