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Japan Shipping

Getting a personalised address in Japan after signing up for vPost opens up a gateway for you to shop at the apex where traditional and unconventional cultures collide, even from merchants that doesn’t accept international orders. From quirky fashion to cutting-edge technology, shopping from the Land of the Rising Sun has never been such a bargain, especially when you consolidate your shipping together with vPost's Welcome shipping voucher and sign up to our newsletter to receive the latest deals and promotions from us.

Japan Shipping Rates

Country

Shipping
Method

Base
Charge

Bundling
Discounts

(2nd package
onwards)

Weight
Charge

(Per 100g)

Fuel
Surcharge

(Per 100g)

Duration

(Working days)

Japan

Standard

S$16.00

100% Off

base charge

S$1.30

S$0.15

4 - 8

Bundling discounts
Sending more packages at the same time allows you to save on your shipping charges significantly. Use our free 21-day storage to consolidate as many packages as possible and ship them altogether. Happy shopping!

Note:
Minimum chargeable weight for Air Freight is 0.5kg and an incremental weight break of 0.1kg thereafter.

Other costs to take note of:

Optional vCare Package

For a perfect peace of mind, select vCare and you will be compensated for your product and shipping costs in the event that your shipment is lost or damaged during shipping.

Holding Fees (applicable for packages held beyond 21 days)

Enjoy free storage for 21 days in our warehouses. A holding fee of S$1.50 per day per package will be incurred if the period is beyond 21 days.

How to calculate weight

Volumetric Weight
(kg)
=
L x W x H
5000
L = Length in Centimeters
W = Width in Centimeters
H = Height in Centimeters
Actual Weight
(kg)
=
Parcel Weight
(kg)

As per freight industry practice, the chargeable weight of a package is calculated based on Volumetric or Actual weight, whichever is higher.


Examples of vPost Japan packages ship via Standard Mode:

Example 1
Amy purchased from 2 different websites, Amazon and Rakuten. The packages from Amazon arrived on 12th February and the package from Rakuten arrived on 22nd February. Amy paid for the 2 packages on 22nd February when they arrived at our warehouse. She did not purchase vCare nor did she use any shipping discounts.

Package Details

Amazon

Rakuten

Value of Product

10,000 ¥

30,000 ¥

Chargeable Weight

1.4 kg

5.0 kg

Shipping Cost

S$36.30

S$72.50

CIF

S$161.30

S$447.95

Shipping Costs:
Package 1: 16 + (1.4 x 13) + (1.4 x 1.50) = S$36.30
Package 2: FREE + (5 x 13) + (5 x 1.50) = S$72.50

Current Invoice Value: (Value of Product 1 & 2) S$500.45 + (Shipping Costs) S$108.80 = S$609.25

As John's current invoice value exceeds S$400, a 7% GST of S$42.65 will be payable to Singapore Customs, making his Total Shipping Costs S$151.45


Shipping Restrictions

Click here for Prohibited items for export from Japan

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