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Postby Ame » Thu, 29 Oct 2009 6:28 pm

Hi everyone! We work in Japan- Yahoo auction Japan and many other japanese online shops. We ship goods worlwide throught our office- cause all Yahoo Japan sellers ship only inside Japan. So the question- is it interesting business for Singapore?

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Re: Japanese goods

Postby ksl » Thu, 29 Oct 2009 7:42 pm

Ame wrote:Hi everyone! We work in Japan- Yahoo auction Japan and many other japanese online shops. We ship goods worlwide throught our office- cause all Yahoo Japan sellers ship only inside Japan. So the question- is it interesting business for Singapore?
Very insignificant credit card usage online in Singapore. So I would think not a good idea. Ebay is rubbish too, Singaporeans don't really understand auctions :roll: and want discounts and not pay online :???:

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Postby Ame » Thu, 29 Oct 2009 8:07 pm

No need to use credit cards- the idea is open office in Singapore. So customers can pay cash or to local bank, and than get anything they like from auction/shops.
Usually we ship by EMS. Most of all people buy parts and tuning for their cars. And many other interesting things:)

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Postby x9200 » Fri, 30 Oct 2009 1:23 pm

Ame wrote:No need to use credit cards- the idea is open office in Singapore. So customers can pay cash or to local bank, and than get anything they like from auction/shops.
Usually we ship by EMS. Most of all people buy parts and tuning for their cars. And many other interesting things:)

How this would be different from VPost-Japan? Auction part only?

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Postby Ame » Fri, 30 Oct 2009 8:46 pm

x9200 wrote:How this would be different from VPost-Japan? Auction part only?


Vpost? Whats service?
As far as I know there is no way to buy something on Yahoo Japan for foreigners. Sellers not ship internationally anything. So we use our japanese warehouse to collect all things, than we pack it and send to buyers to other countries by EMS post. And another way for big/heavy goods we use shipping lines where its possible. Most popular parts- spareparts for cars, musical instruments..etc. Both used and new.

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Postby ksl » Fri, 30 Oct 2009 10:10 pm

Ame wrote:
x9200 wrote:How this would be different from VPost-Japan? Auction part only?


Vpost? Whats service?
As far as I know there is no way to buy something on Yahoo Japan for foreigners. Sellers not ship internationally anything. So we use our japanese warehouse to collect all things, than we pack it and send to buyers to other countries by EMS post. And another way for big/heavy goods we use shipping lines where its possible. Most popular parts- spareparts for cars, musical instruments..etc. Both used and new.


I don't see how you can be cost effective even if you open an office in Singapore. Besides you need to do some proper market research, before you can look at the feasibility of extending business to any other Country, and that will cost you the time it takes, if you are doing it yourself. If your looking to minimise your risks you need someone that knows what they are doing, not asking on a forum if it will work or not!

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Postby x9200 » Sat, 31 Oct 2009 7:38 am

Ame wrote:
x9200 wrote:How this would be different from VPost-Japan? Auction part only?


Vpost? Whats service?
As far as I know there is no way to buy something on Yahoo Japan for foreigners. Sellers not ship internationally anything. So we use our japanese warehouse to collect all things, than we pack it and send to buyers to other countries by EMS post. And another way for big/heavy goods we use shipping lines where its possible. Most popular parts- spareparts for cars, musical instruments..etc. Both used and new.


Please use googles (or yahoo). I have ordered only via vpost usa so I am not sure whether the same applies to vpost japan but in principle it was possible to sent anything from the country to Singapore as vpost creates a virtual PO box in the country. In other words you ship to a local address.

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Postby Ame » Sat, 31 Oct 2009 1:41 pm

Ok, I see. There is no this service in Japan. Another question about Japanese things- how about new genuine parts for cars? Is it business in Singapore?:)
Thanks for your time guys, excuse me please if I say something wrong. English not my native, only try to learn it:)


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