3 Brilliant Mobile Apps to Make Shopping a Breeze in Japan!

  • Nowadays, online shopping is becoming more and more popular in Japan and all around the world. With customer service very high in priority in most Japanese companies, the online shopping system has also been made to a high standard. This ensures that customers will receive a positive experience online as well as shopping directly in stores.

    Most people are familiar with Amazon and Rakuten in Japan, however, here are three other online shopping applications that may prove useful to the eager online shoppers out there.

    1. iQon


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    iQon is a Japanese mobile application (Android and iOS) that allows consumers not only to purchase the items but also allows them to browse through and mix and match fashion items online as well. Online users can even mix and match different brands, such as a Mango top with Zara skirt and handbag etc. Once they find a combination they love, they can save it, share it with friends, and purchase it directly from iQon.

    Check out their website for more information.

    2. Mercari

    Mercari is one of the most popular markets for second-hand goods. Online users can buy and sell anything from electronics and beauty products to fashion items. Selling goods on Mercari is also easy, it only requires an uploaded picture, description, and price of the item wanting to be sold. On top of that, Mercari not only sells second-hand goods but new items as well.

    Check out their website for more information.

    3. Origami

    Origami is also one of the most popular online shopping applications in Japan. You can get notifications of new items that have been released from some popular brands like Givenchy, Converse, Kenzo, etc.

    Check out their website for more information.

    There you go, what do you think? These are three popular online shopping applications besides Amazon and Rakuten in Japan. Also, in regards to payment, credit card, bank transfer, and sometimes even payment at a convenience store are accepted. Happy shopping!

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