Rakuten, Inc. is Japanese electronic commerce and online retailing company based in Tokyo, founded in 1997 by Japanese businessman Hiroshi Mikitani. Its the largest e-commerce site in Japan and among the world’s largest by sales and is often referred to as “the Amazon of Japan“
Scroll down below to learn how to shop affordable and quality products from Rakuten and have your items delivered directly shipped from Japan straight to your doorstep in the Philippines for the lowest shipping rate!
How to Buy From Rakuten Japan
Step 01: Go to Rakuten Japan
First, go to Rakuten Japan. Don’t forget to use Google Translate Extension for easy navigation. Click here to learn how.
Step 02: Sign up or Log in to Your Rakuten Account
Create an account if you’re new to the site or simply log-in to your account if you already have one. Please Note: Upon Member Registration, you will need to convert your name to Japanese. Simply input your name and convert it to the button below. After that, you will be redirected to your Member Dashboard where you can set up your Buyandship Japan Address. Let’s walk you through the process in the next step.
Step 03: Enter Buyandship’s Japan Warehouse Address
You will need to input Buyandship’s Japanese Warehouse and your credit card billing address here for less convenience when you checkout your products. You can find instructions and our address in your dashboard under “Overseas Warehouse Addresses”
Make sure that the shipping address and the billing address or ordered information is different. To clarify:
- Shipping Address = Buyandship Japan Warehouse Address
- Billing/ Orderer Address= Your Actual Address in the Philippines or Credit Card Billing Address
Simply input the necessary details needed and you’re good to go! If it asks for your phonetic name, simply convert your name online and you’re done.
Step 04: Browse and Shop Your Favorite Products
Once you have an account, it’s time to shop! Make sure to review each item carefully to make sure it is worth your hard-earned money, if you’re satisfied with the product/s you fancy, simply hit “Add product to basket”
Step 05: Review Your Shopping Basket and Checkout
Before sealing in your products, make it a habit to review everything first before hitting “Purchase Procedure”
Step 06: Log in and Select Payment Method
Rakuten will ask you to log in before they redirect you to the Payment and Shipping Method, and since you input your shipping and billing orderer address when you sign up, all you have to do is enter your card details to pay.
After entering your credit card details, you will have an option for shipping method and delivery date, enter your preferences, and simply hit “Next” to confirm your order.
Step 07: Review All Details You Input and Confirm Order
Check if all of the details you input are correct. Remember, the destination should be our Japan Warehouse Address, and Orderer information should be your Philippine’s Address or Credit Card Billing Address. If everything looks good, simply click “Confirm Order”
Step 08: Wait For Your Tracking Number
Wait for Rakuten’s confirmation email that would consist of your tracking number and order details. If you have an account, simply check the order status under “Purchase History”
Step 09: Declare Your Shipment
Once you get your tracking code from Rakuten, log in to your Buyandship Account, and immediately declare your shipment. All you have to do is:
- Go to ‘Parcel Management’
- Under My Shipment, click ‘Add a Shipment’
- Enter the Warehouse you ship it to, in this case, select ‘Ibaraki, Japan’
- Enter your Tracking Number
- Fill out the Product Details (Click ‘Add New Item’ if you bought multiple items)
- Check all of the Terms and Conditions
- Hit ‘Submit’
If you wanted a more elaborate explanation of how to do it, click here.
Step 10: Wait For Your Parcel To Be in Parcel Management “Arrived At HK Warehouse”
Once it is in “Arrived at HK warehouse” in My Order, you can checkout your shipments separately or consolidate your shipments (not separate items) by ticking on the box next to your tracking number. Once each shipment arrives HK warehouse you have free consolidation services and 42 days of storage. If you want to checkout, fill out the checkout details, and proceed to payment.
Step 11: Pay for Buyandship’s Shipping Rate
We charge purely based on weight so, you don’t have to compute for complicated math equations. Plus, we have the lowest shipping rate in the Philippines! We have 2 Pricing Options: Delivered Duty Unpaid (DDU) and Delivered Duty Paid (DDP) Check out the Features of DDP and DDU on the images below:
This goes without saying that if your parcel weighs exactly or less than 1 pound, we only charge you the designated amount but if the weight exceeds 1 pound, we round it up. But don’t worry because you always have the choice to consolidate your items to maximize your money- that’s a whole other conversation so it’s best if you just read more about consolidation here.
Once you get notified that you’re parcel is in our HK Warehouse, all you need to do is pay the service fee before we process it. Buyandship only accepts Internationally accepted Mastercard or Visa or Virtual Cards for a safer and faster way to pay.
Step 12: Wait For Your Products to Arrive at Your Doorstep in the Philippines
Last step! All you have to do is sit, relax, and wait for your parcels to arrive at your doorstep in the Philippines. Enjoy your new products directly from Rakuten Japan!