I recently surf on taobao and found that Taobao Global Consolidation and Shipping supports Japan now.That means Japan shoppers can buy directly from taobao now.I don’t know if this is old news or not, but thought I’d share anyway with an overview of the ordering process and shipping rate.
1. Can i buy directly from taobao in Japan?
the answer is yes,Taobao is built for China domestic market,but it has a international forwarding service called taobao global consolidation and shipping.
this service supports several countries and Japan is one of them.
2. How to use this forwarding service?
The process of ordering on taobao using Global Consolidation and Shipping is pretty much the same.you can follow this guide.it covers every details you need to know.
3. How much is the taobao direct to Japan shipping cost?
Here is the translated version of shipping rate from taobao.
|Country||Forwarder||Local Courier||First kg(RMB)||Next 0.5kg(RMB)||Size Limit||Weight Limit|
|Japan||4PX||佐川急便Sagawa||69||12||Single Side: ≤120cm
|Sources: Taobao.com ,Data is current as of Aug 31, 2019.|
4. How long is taobao direct shipping to Japan?
It will take 4-5 business days to reach you after it is be shipping out by 4px.
5. The tax you should pay to Japan Customs
Japan Customs will charge a tax for your parcels,and here is the tax chart.
|Outerwear underwear||5.3 to 12.8%|
|T Shirt||7.4 to 10.9%|
|Swimwear||8.4 to 10.9%|
|tie||8.4 to 13.4%|
|scarf||4.4 to 9.1%|
|Bags||leather||8 to 16%|
|accessories||Platinum gold and silver gem||5.2 to 5.4%|
|Watch||Watches or other||duty free|
|Electric||Computer Camera||duty free|
|Musical Instruments||Piano and other musical instruments guitar||duty free|
|RECORDS||CD DVD Magazine||duty free|
|Printed matter||Music poster reproductions||duty free|
|Artwork||Painting sculpture||duty free|
|cosmetic||Perfume lipstick lotion and other cosmetics||duty free|
|toy||toy||~ 3.9% tax-free|
|Sporting Goods||Automatic car, motorcycle||duty free|
|Wear material (shoes)||Even a little shoe leather||30% or 4300 Riyuan|
|Furniture||Office furniture, tables, etc.||duty free|
|bed linings||Sheep artificial cotton carpet||6.3 to 8.4%|
|Kitchenware||Stainless plastic ceramic glass||~ 3.9% tax-free|
|bedding||Felt quilts and other linens||3.2 to 10.9 &|
|Drink||Tea||3 to 17%|
|Coffee beans||Exemption to 12%|
|Soft drinks||9.6 to 13.4%|
|Wine||Beer, whiskey brandy liqueur||duty free|
|Red Wine||45 to 182 yen / 1 liter|
|Fruit sugar||24 to 25%|
|Biscuit||13 to 20.4%|
|ice cream||21 to 29.8%|
|Meat, fish and other concoctions||sausage||10%|
|cheese||Cheese category||22.4 to 40%|
|cigarette||Cigarette||No tax – 29.8%|
|Cats and dogs and other pet food||Cats and dogs and other pet food||No tax ~ 36 yen / kg|
45 thoughts on “Taobao Japan Guide:How To Buy From Taobao In Japan”
Is there can change to Japanese yen currency in taobao or just Chinese yuanView Comment
it will only display in Chinese yuan.View Comment
I want to buy a foldable bike , only 14kg in weight and fits the dimensions when boxed up. I had a hard time communication with 4xp yesterday though.View Comment
Hi Eric, may I ask if it is possible to order big items like Queen size bed from taobao and ship to japan, please? Thanks.View Comment
Taobao official shipping is not supported, because the maximum weight of the package they accept is 20kg
It is possible if you use a third-party Taobao forwarder.
But I suggest you use sea shipping because air shipping is too expensive for a bed.View Comment
i would like to ask how do i pay taxes to the customsView Comment
Your local delivery company will contact you.View Comment
hi eric i have a question about making payment . i am using a computer and trying to figure out how to make payment using my credit card but im having hard time with the currency because when im adding the product it is saying it is in japanese yen but when im making payment it is translating in RM or US dollar.. i dont know if that is only on my google chrome because it is automatically translating into english but im confused .. help me thanksView Comment
I don’t know how to solve your problem, but on the page that needs you to click or submit, do not translate that page. otherwise, it will easily cause page errors.View Comment
Hi Eric,View Comment
Thank you for your page and this post. It’s really helpful. I think as of now (June 2020), the rates for shipping has changed. I recently bought some clothes that were 1.5kg total but I had to pay about 120 yuan. Also, one question I have is: after paying for the shipping to 4PX, how can I track the parcel? I can’t seem to find it anywhere on the taobao page nor are there any email/ info on parcel tracking. Basically after u pay the shipping, the order just says completed. Hope you can help! Thanks
yes, they changed their price, I will update shortly. and you can go to the page where you pay the freight to track the parcel.
another way is to contact your forwarder, they will tell you where the parcel is now.View Comment