Guide to Shopping at 2nd STREET Online Store

Konnichiwa. It’s Mr.Wada on duty desu. I’ve realized that our post about second-hand stores has more access than others and we also have got some messages like how to purchase on the websites since these are all in Japanese. So I would like to share an easy guide to shopping at 2ND STREET online store which mainly sells used clothing at affordable prices.

Guide to Shopping at 2ND STREET Online Store

First of all, access the 2ND STREET online store HERE and you could follow the instructions below.

*To support this blog (the-wadas.com), we would highly appreciate shopping through thie link above which gives us comission, however, it does NOT charge you any extra cost.

Note:
The 2ND STREET online store accepts only credit card issued in Japan, which means it offers only domestic shipping.

 

Search Items

This is the top page that you see after clicking the link. Now you shall start looking for items. Categories are shown on the left side of the page. Click the picture below and take a look closer.


If you are looking for something in particular, you could search by keywords like a brand name, etc. Here is an example that I searched by ‘Columbia jacket’ (picture below). Let’s click one and go to the details page.

 

Check Item Details

See the details page? (below). Pictures, conditions and details are all shown on this page. Condition is categorized from A to D. OK, let’s add it to the shopping cart.guide_for_shopping_on_2nd_street_online_details

 

Checkout

It moves to the shopping cart (below) after adding an item. Click ‘Proceed to checkout’ button for checkout. FYI, the 2ND STREET online store offers free shipping for purchasing over 10,000 yen. (Again, shipping is for domestic only.)

 

It asks if you are a member. Let’s say, you are purchasing as a guest this time. Check the “I agree..” checkbox and then, click ‘Proceed without registering‘ button.

 

Pick payment method from CREDIT CARD or COD (cash on delivery). COD costs extra fee of 324 yen (as of 2017 September). If your card wasn’t issued in Japan, it possibly would get rejected. If that’s the case, you should pick COD (only for domestic).

You need to complete the rest of the form. It does NOT accept your name in Roman alphabet, so write your name in Katakana. If you aren’t sure how, you could use tools like this. You can also pick a delivery date and time from the drop-down box. Do not touch it If you wish to get the package as soon as possible (set as default).

When you are done filling up the form, click ‘Continue‘ to the confirm page.

 

Place Your Order

Review your order information, click ‘Place your order‘.

Alright, that’s it! Good job. (^v^)v

 

Lastly

You could use also Google Translate if necessary.

Hope it helps. Enjoy your shopping!

Purchasing From Amazon Japan

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Hola amigos. Mr. Wada is back on duty. As I’ve shared how to register on Amazon Japan in my previous post, this time I would like to share details on purchasing from Amazon Japan.

5 Minutes to Register on Amazon Japan

Please check the previous entry and start with the English page.

Select Items to Purchase

It isn’t completely in English but perhaps you could select the category from menu.

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Well, no need to explain. Add any items you like by clicking the “Add to Cart” button.

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Checkout

OK, I’ve picked these items (Mrs. Wada might tell you why later on). Now I’m gonna checkout. Click the “Proceed to checkout” button.

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It will require you to sign in again.

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Select a Shipping Address

You have options where to send, in other words where to pick the package up at. Your address or at convenience stores.

1. Send to your address

Use the address you added in the “5 Minutes to Register on Amazon Japan” post. Click the “Ship to this address” button. Or, type a new address and save from below.

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2. Send to convenience store

Search convenience store locations by address, zip code, or landmark (like Tokyo Tower). Then, pick a location where you want the package to be sent.

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Like I’ve mentioned before I suppose it’s one of the great services of konbini (convenience store) for people like me.

 

OK, either to your place or conbini, you’ve already picked one right?

The next page will ask you for shipping options. Forget it by now. Click “Continue” button to proceed to the next step.

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Select a Payment Method

There are various payment methods.

1. COD (Cash on Delivery)

It’s easy but costs you extra 324 yen (update 2015/7/30). I’ve never used it.

2. Convenience Store/ATM/e-Money

Some of them will cost you extra for service fee. Plus, after placing an order, Amazon will email you with instructions on how to pay, etc. It’s hassle for me, I wouldn’t choose and won’t explain it here (sorry).

3. Credit Card

It’s easy once you’ve added your credit card information. Definitely hassle-free. For international shipping this would be the only choice.

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This time I’m using my card.

Place an Order

Alright. Look through the details once last time and click “Place your order” button to finalize your order.

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…and it’s done!

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If you picked your place to send the package, that’s it. All you need to do is just wait till it arrives at your door. However, for picking up at konbini, there’s another step (a little hassle but still convenient).

Receive a Package at Convenience Store

Remember the estimated delivery date? When it’s about time, you get a notification email from Amazon that says it has arrived at the store you picked. This is an example how I would pick my package at a Lawson store.

This is the email. Click the link as shown in the photo below.

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Then it will open the following page with a barcode. If you have a tablet or a smartphone, just show this to the cashier. The staff will process it and bring you the package.

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If you don’t have a smartphone, take a note of these numbers indicated in the email.

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Go to the Lawson store you picked and find the Loppi machine.

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A Loppi machine for purchasing any kind of tickets.

 

Touch the screen and tap the button on the left most.

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Enter the first number (first line) you got from the email then go to next (a yellow button for NEXT will show up).

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Now enter the second number (second line) in the email and tap the NEXT button (the yellow button).

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Check the information being displayed and make sure it’s your info. Click the yellow button to confirm it.

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The Loppi will print the bill out. Take this to the cashier. You may be asked to sign and receive the package that you ordered.

Loppi Machine: For tickets and other purchases

 

Lastly

It normally takes 2 days to get my package. Since Amazon’s warehouse is in Chiba (as I’ve heard) perhaps it should be faster for customers residing in Kanto area (Tokyo, etc). Just let you know this is just a reference. I hope you find it useful and enjoy your shopping!

See you around!


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