How to Buy from Otamart Japan

How to Buy from Otamart Japan – A Detailed Guide

How to Buy from Otamart Japan - Guide

Are you trying to figure out how to buy from Otamart Japan? (www.otamart.com) If you live outside of Japan, buying from Otamart is not possible unless you have friends living here. WakuWakuMono provides a personal shopping service from Japan and we ship worldwide.
 
Worldwide Shipping from Japan - WakuWakuMono Shopping Proxy
 
Already know the items you want to order from Otamart? Great! Simply fill out the form below to receive the price quote.
 

 
For example, the product you see below. Copy the website link from your browser CTRL + C (PC) / CMD + C (MAC) and paste the link CTRL + V (PC) / CMD + V (MAC) in the contact form above. After that, we’ll be able to provide you the price quote. All the payments are done through PayPal for a safe transaction and we only ship to the address shown from PayPal. You can use major credit cards and PayPal account is not necessary to purchase the item(s).
 
 website link - otamart
 

Otamart Guide

Let’s take a look at what is Otamart and how it works. Otamart is a peer to peer marketplace in Japan. They are one of the best places to buy second-hand and brand new anime-related goods. Unlike eBay, sellers can leave negative reviews! That’s right! And some sellers are so strict that they can decide not to sell the item(s) to you. Sometimes, the seller requires potential buyers to leave a comment prior to purchase to screen you. Also, it usually takes 3 to 5 days for the seller to ship the item (domestic). So please understand the process before you commit to buying. This might be hard to believe, but if you leave a comment asking the seller a question about the item but you don’t respond back in a timely manner, the seller can ban you from purchasing any of the items he/she has for sale. Can you believe that?! Sad but true. 😔 I hope you have a good understanding of how Otamart works and hopefully I’ll be able to assist you in the near future. 😃  
 

Otamart in English

To browse the website in English (or any other languages), Google Chrome browser can be used to translate. If you don’t have or don’t want to download the browser, please click on the image below as it works in any web browser.
 
Otamart in English - How to buy from Otamart Japan
 

How to Search

To search for an item you are looking for, it definitely helps if you know the term in Japanese. The reason? You’ll get much better search results as a majority of the product names are in Japanese. Take Gundam for example. By performing the search in English, 127 results are shown at the time of this blog post.
 
 Gundam Search Results - Otamart English
 
The same search performed using Japanese – ガンダム returned 3600 results. See the difference? Learn the Japanese terms of the products you want to purchase. Don’t  know the name in Japanese? Leave us a comment below and we’ll do our best to assist.
 
 Gundam Search Results - Otamart Japanese
 

Domestic Shipping Cost

Please note that some sellers from Otamart charge a domestic shipping, so the price you see might not be the final price. If you have the website translated, you can easily see if shipping is free or not. See the screenshot below for details.
 
Free Domestic Shipping - Otamart
 

International Shipping Cost

This is probably a big factor to consider whether to purchase the items from Japan or not. International shipping can be expensive if the shipping weight is heavy. Purchasing comic book series or magazines can get very expensive as books are heavy. 
 
For example, a Nendoroid figure (Approximately 100mm in height), the approximate cost of the international shipping from Japan will range from $9.00 USD to $15 USD. 
 
If the weight and size of the items are small, it can qualify for a reduced shipping rate via SAL Small. Maximum shipping weight is 2kg (approximately 4.4lbs) and you can see the maximum box size below.
 
 Maximum Shipping Box Size via SAL Small - Japan Post
 

Customs Duty

Some countries, a tariff or tax imposed on goods shipped overseas. To find out if you have to pay, please use Google search engine to find out. 

 
For example, type of following to learn more about the customs duty.
customs duty + your country
 
customs duty - wakuwakumono 
 

Other Online Shops to Consider

Amazon Japan

register for free amazon japan account - button
For certain items, you can purchase directly from Amazon Japan without the need of using a personal shopping assistance. We have created a step-by-step tutorial on how to buy stuff from Amazon Japan for international delivery. Click the button below to see the blog post.
 
 

Suruga-Ya 

suruga-ya logo

Suruga-Ya is a brick & mortar and also an online store here in Japan. You can find good deals on second-hand and hard to find items. They also offer free domestic shipping depending on the total amount. Browse the site by clicking on the button below.

Browse Suruga-ya Now!
 
Did you find How to Buy from Otamart article useful? Please leave us a comment and let us know! We read all the comments. 😃 Any questions? Please feel free to leave us a comment below and we’ll get back to you soon as possible.

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