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Customs and Sales tax in Japan for crossborder sellers

When you want to sell online in Japan, one of your concerns must be customs and sales tax.   Who should pay them?   If you sell online to Japanese customers and ship your products directly from outside of Japan to a customer in Japan, the customer in Japan needs to pay customs and sales taxes as an importer. […]
By |6月 3rd, 2015|ecommerce|0 Comments

Payment methods for Japanese Shopify store

You may not sure about what kind of payment methods are commonly used in Japan, so I will give you some advice on that. Shopify offers many payment gateways which can accept payment globally. Either you use “Shopify Payments” or any third-party payment gateway, you do not need to worry about it for credit card payments. Besides […]
By |6月 3rd, 2015|ecommerce|0 Comments

Open your Japanese Shopify store in 2 weeks

You have your Shopify store?   Now, we help convert your English Shopify store to Japanese one.   When you do this, only front end is converted to Japanese, so you still can manage orders in English just like your English Shopify store.  Here is how we do this.   step1  You export your product master from your English Shopify store […]
By |6月 2nd, 2015|ecommerce|0 Comments

Cross-border ecommerce in China

Ecommerce in China has been experienced unprecedented growth in recent years. Alibaba, as the top leader in China, is now aiming to open the cross border channel by using their resources and knowhow and this sounds like good news for overseas sellers especially its neighborhood Japan. However, there are many points you should be aware of […]
By |4月 13th, 2015|ecommerce|0 Comments

Tips on ecommece operation in Japan

Ecommerce is growing drastically in Japan recent years. Time saving, short leading time and low cost are main factors contribute its booming and favored by consumers among all different age level. However, building a successful online business is not that easy without clear goals and principle. Points listed below are common features of successful merchant. SEO Your […]
By |4月 3rd, 2015|ecommerce|0 Comments

cross-border ecommerce in Japan

Under the trend of globalization, world is getting smaller and more internet users are shopping cross-borderly for many reasons such as rare items in domestic market or goods with good quality as well as affordable price, etc. As of 2013, Japanese consumers had purchasd around $1.74 billion equivalent goods from the U.S. market place, and the revenue is […]
By |2月 16th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Live your own lifestyle — Skullcandy

Good news for all the music fans in Japan. The U.S. popular headphone brand-Skullcandy opened it’s Japanese official online shop on October of last year. So if you are tired of the current earphone you have and plan to buy you a new set with good quality, congratulation as you’ve got one more choice. As a […]
By |2月 16th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

features of selling on Rakuten

You cannot miss out Rakuten when talking about e-commerce in Japan. Rakuten is the largest online platform in Japan, with over 30% in market share, there are more than 89 million Rakuten members by 2013. Apart from the data given above, Rakuten provides a large selection of services ranges from banking, retailing, telecommunication, etc. In general, […]
By |2月 16th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

The grey zone of tax imposition standard in Japan

According to JCT (Japan consumption Tax), B2C supplier outside Japan are not subject to tax imposition. This has brought foreigner suppliers, especially in e-book and entertainment business an unfair advantage against domestics ones considering the 8% gap in JCT, which might even be 10% in the third quarter of this year.   Different from EU counties, Japan […]
By |2月 16th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Big move of Yamato in 2015

Yamato, the top logistics giant in Japan has announced to suspend its mail-bin service till the end of April of this year, declared on its official site on 22nd, January.  This move has got the huge attention from the users, especially  e-commerce merchants in Japan. Mail-bin is featured by its affordable cost and convenicy, which has been widely […]
By |2月 16th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments