Puppies & Parcels ; Dejapan Review

7:41 PM Lucy 0 Comments

❀ Hello Poppies! ❀
How was everyone been? Life has been quite exciting for me recently, what with visiting New York, vacation with my boyfriend, and if nothing else, work. It's been a little while since I've last made a proper entry and I can't wait to share my trip to New York City with you; but before that, I couldn't be happier to share this wonderful post with you all today. 
Just a few weeks ago, DEJAPAN sent me a lovely letter asking if I would have any interest working with them in order to promote their business. Now, I'm not much a spokeswoman, as sponsorship's can often become overwhelming; but as someone who frequently purchases with a shopping service and is asked, "What shopping service do you use?" or "How do you use a SS?", I knew this was an opportunity I couldn't pass over. While the item in the review below was sponsored by DEJAPAN, please know that all thoughts and opinions are my own.
What is a SS?
Before we begin, some of you may be wondering, what is a shopping service/SS? Why do I need one? Simply put, it's a middleman to help those of us outside of Japan to order from within! Unlike platforms such as eBay, where you can buy directly from Japanese sellers (with a much more limited inventory) they offer their services as a business to let you order from different websites, all while you pay a small fee for them to order, store, then ship your items. While it's true that one can order without a shopping service these days, I'm much more confident with my order in the hands of someone who is not only fluent in the language, but understands their postal system as well (especially if said order cost quite a bit of money!).
About DEJAPAN
DEJAPAN is a proxy shopping service located in Japan that lets you select the products of your choice from a range of Japanese websites. From Amazon JP, Yahoo! Auctions JP, to Rakuten and Bandai, DEJAPAN can assist in your buying of both new and second-hand goods from Japan. Even Liz Lisa has a rakuten store front where you can order the same items as from their Tokyo Kawaii Life store!
What really drew me to the service was that unlike most other SS, DEJAPAN charges NO service fee, which is absolutely incredible! With other services, I was paying 3-500JPY for every item, which, as you can imagine, put me off from buying more once the fees started to add up. Consolidation, inspection, and insurance plans are free, and they even have an option to keep the original packaging! 
On top of that, their customer support is absolutely fantastic. All questions I had going into the experience were answered within 24 hours in explicit detail.
You can check out their social media with the links below:
How to order from DEJAPAN
Part one: Ordering
Before I get into their amazing service, I'd like to take the time to show you all how to order from DEJAPAN. The process is by far the most simple and clean cut I've used to date, there was never a moment of confusion!
Step 1, Sign up:
Once you arrive at DEJAPAN's website, you'll need to register an account, which can be done by clicking the Sign Up button in the upper right hand corner. 
After filling out all of the information, confirming that the previous information is correct, and submitting, your signup is complete! You should receive an email shortly after welcoming you to DEJAPAN.
Step 2, Finding your items:
 As I mentioned before, DEJAPAN offers a wide array of sites for you to choose from...
If you're looking to purchase new items, select the shopping tab (as seen in blue) and simply type in the brand, item, or phrase you're looking for. DEJAPAN's search automatically compiles results from all of their services and presents them to you, distinguishing seller in the small box below the image result.
If you wish to search by a particular site, all you have to do is click on the drop down box labeled 'All', and filter your results by site.
If you're looking to find a listing that could be new or used, switch from the blue shopping tab to the now orange auction tab. You'll now be able to view Yahoo! JP auctions straight from DEJAPAN. 
What's more is that the results show the current bid, buy it now price, the number of bids as well as the time remaining all on one page.
Another particularly special feature of DEJAPAN is their 'Store Shopping' section, which allows users to buy from stores like Premium Bandai. If you're looking for anime merch or gundams, this will be extra beneficial for you! 

Step 3, Purchasing:
 Once you've found the items you're looking for and have added them to your cart, you'll be able to access them from the shopping cart at the top of the page.
Remember to always check the quantity, item, colour and/or size! 
Consolidation + Inspection + Insurance Plan will automatically populate.
If you remove this option, a popup box will warn you that unchecking the plan fee prevents you from combining items for that order, so please be aware!
If you so desire to, check the box to keep the original packaging absolutely free of charge!
Think ahead and be smart about what you want to keep in the original packaging, as this can sometimes cause an item to weigh more.
This is where you'll once again review your total and determine what to do if an item in your order is out of stock. This is another unique feature I've yet to see other shopping services offer.
Usually, when an item is out of stock within your order, the SS will send a message that may go unseen for days or weeks, which puts your order on hold. With this option, you needn't worry!

Step 4, Payment:
 Next, you'll need to review the information you've input, such as the delivery country, and read the terms of service.
Please note that once you've paid for the items, you won't be able to change the country of delivery when paying for shipping. Click 'Proceed to Checkout'.
From this page, determine your method of payment.
DEJAPAN accepts most major credit cards as well as Paypal.
Enter your credit card information as shown in the examples.
If you wish to store the cards information for later, you may do so by checking the box 'Remember my Card'.
You'll be taken to a page to overview your items one last time.
If you receive an email coupon or other discount, now is the time to apply! Once finished, proceed. You're almost done! 
The final review should show your name, email, as well as your card information.
From here, you may checkout completely! You should arrive at a page like this... 
Within seconds, you will receive an email overview of your most recent purchase!
 From here, you'll need to wait for the seller to ship out your item(s) to the warehouse. You'll receive an email once again when your items have arrived! My order took only 3 days to arrive, though second-hand items could potentially take longer. 
Good things come to those who wait.
Part Two: Combining
Now that your order has arrived, you'll need to reopen DEJAPAN and click 'My Page' in the upper right hand corner. You'll be redirected to an overview of your current order status.
If you selected to combine items, now is when you'll do so!
In my order, I only purchased one item, so I'll continue by selecting 'Combine selected items'.
On this page, you'll determine your packing options. 
Depending on what you've purchased, your order may need more or less protection.
In my case, as I've only purchased a purse, I'll choose the the minimum packaging at a rate of 300JPY.
Review the additional costs as shown for the combination and packaging fees and click 'Confirm Combination' to continue.
Your consolidation is now complete! 
You'll need to once again wait for the warehouse to combine your items in the most cost effect and beneficial way. 
You can view the status of your items at any time by going to your warehouse, as well as cancel combination on any unprocessed orders.
My consolidation took only around a day and a half.
Part Three: Shipping
Finally, you'll receive an email that your parcel is ready to ship!
Return to your page, where you'll see '2nd Payment Requests' checked and ready for you to make a payment.
Your delivery method determines how quickly your parcel will arrive, but of course, each varies by cost, time, and safety. 
Many of you may know EMS and SAL, but the third and fourth options may be unclear.
The third is registered airmail, which tends to take 2-4 weeks in my prior experience.
The fourth, shipping service, is a boat freight. I'm unsure how long this could take, but it remains an option.
I wanted my purse as soon as possible, so I chose EMS. 
You'll want to review the costs on this page...
As well as the next. This will be your last chance to change delivery methods! 
Be certain that your combination and packaging fee are correct, as well as your delivery method.

Now is where you'll fill in your information as well as a phone number in case of delivery complications. 
*When delivering my parcel, my mailman used the telephone number to confirm that I would be home at the time of delivery to sign for the parcel.
If the information above is going to your address, select 'Your delivery address'.
If it will be sent to another location, select 'Choose other delivery address'.
 Don't forget to once again check the 'I agree' box for the terms of service.
If you choose to remember your card before, then DEJAPAN will automatically ask if you would like to use the same card. 
You may also pay with another or Paypal if you so choose. 
Once again, review that the above information is correct. 
If you have consolidated more than one parcel, make sure that all items are shown above! 
Review the charges, apply any coupons, and proceed to 'Checkout'
Congratulations, your parcel is on it's way! 
While it may seem long thanks to this tutorial, the process is actually very quick, easy to figure out, and straightforward.
Parcel Unboxing 
My parcel was shipped out on May 8th and reached my home on May 11th: wow!
This is precisely why I love EMS! 
My parcel came in just a plain brown box, which is a plus if you potentially have nosy neighbours, and it required a signature. Once opened, as you can see, it was packed with bubble wrap and air cushions to prevent shifting or damage during travel. If you remember, I only selected minimal packaging and yet it's perfectly secure! 
I can't believe how darling this purse is...every time I lay my eyes on it, my heart skips a beat!
It's absolutely the most perfect print for a Liz Lisa dog loving girly girl like myself! 🐶
When DEJAPAN reached out with an offer of a coupon discount in exchange for a review of their service, I just knew this purse would be the one. The item name and code are below:
LIZ LISA(リズリサ)プードル柄トート
173-9424-0
This purse is still available for purchase, as well as many other items, on their Rakuten storefront, which DEJAPAN will gladly help you to order from!
Order Summary
From purchase to receiving, ordering from DEJAPAN was delightfully simple.
April 28th: I purchased the purse, LIZ LISA(リズリサ)プードル柄トート, from Liz Lisa's Rakuten storefront. Let the excitement begin!
May 1st: I received two emails from DEJAPAN telling me that my items had arrived at their warehouse. The first was a brief message while the second went in depth to tell me which item it was that had arrived.
May 1st: I consolidated my parcel and selected my packing option.
May 2nd: I received an email requesting my second payment, for shipping.
May 3rd-4th: I selected and paid for my shipping method, combination, and packing fee.
May 8th: I received an email that DEJAPAN had sent out my parcel! The email contained the item information, delivery method, tracking number, as well as where to track it.
May 11th: My parcel arrived at my door early in the morning. My mailman called the number on the parcel to verify I'd be home, collected my signature, and delivered my sweet purse! ♡
Total time: 13 days

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All in all...
My dream purse couldn't possibly have come home without the help of DEJAPAN. I have no plans on using any other shopping service henceforth, especially not for my Liz Lisa purchases! I trust DEJAPAN with even my most precious purchases.
Right now, they're offering 20% off of EMS from now until the end of May! Do you have a question about their service that wasn't clarified above? Please, feel free to DM me over on my IG and we can figure out your order, together. 
Once again, thank you all for taking the time to read my lengthy entry, and I hope you're as excited to try DEJAPAN as I was. Happy shopping, everyone!

With love, always,
Lucy

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