SHIPPINGAll orders are shipped once payment is confirmed. Customers are able to select their preferred method of shipping from the methods listed below. However, size and weight conditions apply to each method respectively. Any customs tax that may apply is the responsibility of the customer. Please note that Otacute does not declare goods as "gifts" or undervalue the price of goods on invoices.
SAL Small Packet without tracking (Economy Air)Cheapest method available but with several shortcomings...
- No tracking number issued!!! No way to track down if required!!!
- No insurance to cover underlivered orders!
- Max. weight 2kg
- Max. dimensions is a combination of height + width + depth up to 90cm
- Generally takes 2 to 3-weeks to deliver but may take longer due to holidays and general postal delays
- Small Packet is not available for every country
More information available by clicking here.
This option does not include a tracking number and there is NO way to investigate the whereabouts of goods if they are not delivered. Although the risk is very low, Otacute does not assume responsibility for any items lost when using Small Packet shipping. Nevertheless, for a little extra you may add a tracking number to Small Packet. This option is highly recommended as it provides a secure means to ship your orders and includes insurance up to 6000JPY. Note that Small Packet will not be available if an order does not meet all Small Packet restrictions. If an order is deemed eligible for Small Packet delivery by Otacute, but cannot be sent Small Packet due to weight, size or destination restrictions at the time of shipment, it will be shipped SAL Parcel and Otacute will assume all additional shipping costs. However, if and when the product size is displayed on the product information page and it is obvious that the total order will not meet Small Packet conditions, Small Packet should not be selected.
SAL Small Packet with Tracking (Economy Air with Tracking)Also known as Economy Air Registered and SAL Small Packet Registered, this option allows you to economically send your orders with piece of mind. Includes a tracking number and up to 6000 JPY worth of insurance cover. For more information concerning registered mail, please click here.
SAL ParcelIncluding a tracking number, SAL Parcel offers the best security-speed-price ratio available. Orders generally arrive 2-weeks after shipping. For more information about this shipping method, please review here.
FedEx International Economy ServiceOtacute offers a fast, economical option for shipping orders with FedEx (c) one of the world's leading express service providers. Orders are received within one week of dispatch, and can be tracked with your personal tracking number. Click here to view our special rates. (*FedEx services are offered to countries and territories listed under "Zone" of the price list.)
EMSEMS is the express shipping service offered by Japan Post. Top priority among international mailing services, orders are received approximately 2-4 days after shipping and can be tracked with your very own tracking number. For more information, please click here.
Estimating Shipping FeesShipping estimates can be obtained by clicking on the "Estimate Shipping" button after placing a product in your shopping cart. All in-stock and back-order shipping estimates can be calculated, however, the weight of pre-orders is not available so estimates will not be correct until the product arrives. If you wish to estimate before a product is released it is possible to use Japan Post’s estimate service by estimating the weight yourself and calculating via this link. Please select "parcel" for section #1.
To receive the best shipping fee possible, please contact us should your order exceed 20Kgs; orders over 20kgs are not displayed in the estimate calculator.