[Important] Current Delivery Situation Due to Corona Virus/ Suspension of Certain Shipping Methods to UK, DE, FR, BE, FI Updated 15 June 2022
Current Delivery Status Impacted by COVID-19
Please do understand that in this pandemic situation, the circumstances have been changing frequently. There is a possibility that the delivery time of your order could be delayed. It is very difficult to give a guarantee on whether how long the delay will be as circumstances in certain countries could change at anytime. This could range from a few weeks to a few months. However, we will ensure to keep you updated as soon as the information is possible.
We would appreciate if you could have an understanding of this before placing an order.
The post office is no longer able to operate at the same capacity as they had before the pandemic which results in delays. The estimate delivery time is just a general guideline, for some countries that are not affected much by this, orders could arrive within that period. However, for some other countries, it could take significantly longer than this period. We hope for your understanding. We have been trying our best to provide service in this pandemic situation. However, we hope you could understand that it is simply just a logistics issue and we do not have control over this.
Countries that might experience some delays:
- New Zealand
* Tracking service for packages to Canada is temporarily suspended by Canada Post at the moment. Packages will be sent with the same premium shipping method but without tracking service.
Introduction of Courier Shipping for United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany and Finland. Updated 12 October 2022.
From 15 June 2022, Courier Shipping has been introduced for United States, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany and Finland. This shipping method should take 2-4 business days to arrive and it comes with tracking service and insurance of up to $300 USD.
We have introduced this as a faster replacement for the currently unavailable premium shipping for these countries due to the impact of COVID-19. As Premium Shipping is currently not available for these countries, orders to these countries are not eligible for free shipping at the moment.
Suspension of Premium Shipping and Express Shipping to United Kingdom, Germany, France, Belgium and Finland as a result of the Russia-Ukraine war situation. Updated 13 June 2022.
Updated 19 May 2022. Airmail for Belgium has been resumed and Premium shipping and Express shipping are available.
On 8 March 2022, Japan Post has announced that they have temporarily suspended airmail and express shipping to a number of countries in Europe including United Kingdom, Germany, France, Belgium and Finland as a result of the Russia-Ukraine war. Since the pandemic has happened, the number of flights has been reduced to a much lower level than the pre-pandemic period. However, this recent situation has further reduced this number and as a result Japan Post is unable to ship packages to these countries by air temporarily. As of this moment, we are unable to provide premium shipping and express shipping to United Kingdom, Germany, France, Belgium and Finland.
We are able to ship your order by sea. This method may take some time. As airmail has been recently suspended, this will probably increase the volume of packages shipped by sea. We have been told that packages to Europe could take from 2 months to 3 months during this current situation. This shipping method will come with a tracking number and insurance. However, the given delivery time is only an estimate and it could depend on the situation.
We kindly ask customers to have an understanding of this before placing an order to these countries with us.
Regarding the resumption of premium shipping and express shipping, once the delivery service resumes, we should be able to offer these shipping methods as soon as possible. We are unable to tell you when this service will resume. However, we have been told by Japan Post that as this change was affected by the recent war in Russia and Ukraine, so the shipping situation may depend on that situation.
Introduction of Surface Mail for United States, Australia, United Kingdom, France and Germany. Updated 15 June 2022.
From 15 June 2022, Surface Mail will be available for United States, Australia, United Kingdom, France and Germany. This shipping method should take 2-3 months to arrive and it comes with a tracking number and is insured.
Due to the current shipping situation, premium shipping to these countries is current not available. Which is why we introduce this shipping method, even though the delivery time may take longer, it is the only shipping method that is still available for Australia, United Kingdom, France and Germany. (By Post/No Product Restrictions)
Resumption of Delivery to United States
*** Updated 26/10/2021
Premium Shipping (Currently Unavailable)
Premium shipping method has been resumed for United States. However, tracking service is temporarily suspended at the moment for premium shipping method. Packages will be sent with the same premium shipping method but without tracking service.
For all customers who choose this shipping method, please have an understanding that the shipping situation and delivery time has not resumed back to the usual state yet and change depending on the circumstances. The delivery time of 6-9 business days from shipment is only an estimate timeline given by the post office. There is a possibility of delays from a month to a few months depending on the circumstances. Please have a clear understanding of this before placing an order. We will not be able to support you in the case that the package is still on the way due to delay.
This is subject to change at anytime without notice.
*** Updated 01/06/2021
Delivery service to United States has been resumed. The available shipping method is EMS. The shipping fee will depend on the total weight of your order.
We will resume delivery to these countries from 14 July 2020 as the post office is now able to ship to these countries.
- Bosnia & Herzgovina
- New Zealand
You should be able to checkout with these countries as your shipping address now.
Unfortunately, delivery to the United States is still not available at the moment.
We hope for your understanding and would appreciate your patience.
We hope you are doing well in the current situation.
With the worldwide spread of the Corona virus, measures such as suspension of international mail have been taken in each country and region, and the number of aircraft arriving and departing from Japan has been significantly reduced.
As a result, unfortunately delivery to some countries will be temporary suspended for the time being (From 1st April). Some of the countries affected include Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Portugal, Belgium, Ireland, New Zealand Russia, India, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates and Brazil.
* Updated 10/04/2020 Included Australia, Sweden, Denmark and Norway.
** Updated 28/04/2020 Included United States
However, delivery to United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, France, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand and so on still operates as usual. Customers from the countries affected by this will no longer be able to checkout. Even though service still operates to these countries, there is a possibility some countries might be added to the list of countries that have been temporarily suspended.
There might a slight delay with the orders that have been recently dispatched. We hope for your understanding and would appreciate your patience. With the orders that are currently processing, we will do our best to dispatch these orders as soon as possible but there might be a slight delay or a possibility of cancellation. We will contact you regarding your order as soon as possible to keep you updated.
Please understand that we have received a large volume of inquires regarding delivery, therefore our responses might be slightly delayed. We appreciate your understanding.
In addition, Standard and Standard Tracked shipping have become temporary unavailable until further notice. We have introduced a faster shipping method which is Premium shipping. This method generally takes around 6-9 business days to arrive. Also, we offer free Premium shipping for orders above $80 USD as a replacement for the free Standard Tracked shipping for orders above $40 USD.
Standard and Standard Tracked shipping have become temporary unavailable until further notice. We have introduced a faster shipping method which is Premium shipping. This method generally takes around 6-9 business days to arrive. Also, we offer free Premium shipping for orders above $80 USD as a replacement for the free Standard Tracked shipping for orders above $40 USD.
Regarding the dispatch time, we try our best to dispatch your order within 4-6 business days on average. However, for some orders including products that are out of stock, it could take us up to 7-9 business days to dispatch. We are deeply sorry for the situation but we will try our best to deliver the products to you as soon as possible. We hope for your understanding.