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|