Paying on Paypal
The invoice on paypal will be in yen. Paypal will give you a couple of options on the currency conversion. If you let paypal handle the conversion they will charge you about 4% over the interbank rate. If on the other hand you can charge the payment directly to your credit card through paypal in yen your credit card company will handle the conversion. My credit card charges about 1.2% over the interbank rate. Your card company may do things differently than mine. Check first!
Special note for Australians
Japan4x4 maintains a bank account in Australia. You can avoid all fees for transferring funds by using the "pay anyone" system. Ask for details.
This is fairly simple. You tell us what parts you are interested in. Provide as much information as you can. We will then get you a cost on the parts. In some cases we can offer used parts but the supply is hit and miss.
If the costs meet with your approval then I will issue you a request for payment on Paypal if the total is under 100,000yen (roughly $1000). You can pay through Paypal with or without an account, as long as you have a credit card. If you do not have a credit card or do not wish to use one then the only option is a wire transfer. For parts over $1000 it becomes cheaper to do a wire transfer. Once you have approved the quote and made the payment for the goods I will get the goods in.
As you probably know Japanese manufacturers do not hold inventory, everything is done on a projected "as needed" basis. Sometimes this can cause issues when I ask for oddball parts. In general it is not a problem but I need you to understand this. After ordering I will be issued an expected delivery date. I will alert you if this is longer than I think is acceptable. Our accounts here are commercial accounts. We are expected to know what we are doing. As such they are non-return accounts. So once we order the goods there is no turning back. So please make sure that you are clear and direct in your information and requests.
I can not quote shipping costs until I have the goods in hand. For a few of the common parts I know what the weights are but most people buy a differing assortment and it gets very complicated to track all the weights and allow for packaging requirements. Engine mounts are heavy but don't need a lot of packing. Speedometers are light but need a lot of padding. We ship all goods at cost, you will see the shipping costs clearly on the shipping label.
Japan4x4 has been in business for over ten years. We have shipped to almost every country on the planet. While we specialize in 4X4s and automotive parts we are more than willing to help you with what every you need from the Land of the Rising Sun. Give us a shot and we will not disappoint.
In general, during business hours, we will get back to you in a few hours.
No BS answers
If we think you can source the parts locally for less than we can provide we will tell you bluntly. There is no point in you, the customer, finding a lower price later and being disappointed
EMS (Japan Post), Fedex, DHL, Ocean Freight, we can do it any way you want it done.
Providing Japanese parts for your vehicle at competitive costs. And doing it the way you want it done.
From all the major makers in Japan.
If you have found something in Japan that you want and the seller either has no idea what you are asking or refuses to ship overseas we can act on your behalf to get the job done.
In addition to automotive parts we can also supply parts for the wide range of small equipment that has been exported out of Japan over the years.
Do you want us to hold your goods while you wait for additional items? Do you want things sent to more than one address? Do you want us to bill you and ship your parts to a shop that is working on your vehicle? WE will. Tell us what to do and we will do it.
Local Time in Japan
USA Phone: 510-931-6324
Japan Phone: (+81) 78-224-5038
2-29, Saenba-cho, Akashi, 673-0849
Hyogo prefecture, Japan
Want to say hello? Drop us an email or try skypeing, if someone is at the computer when you call we will answer. If you do leave a message please do indicate what the time is there and what time we are permitted to call back.