There are some other buying proxy services like ZenMarket, which offer different fees and services.
We will look at how ZenMarket is different from others.
Please note that ZenMarket charges you the payment fee when you make a deposit by credit card, PayPal, etc.
In all the cases below, we assume that you put the amount of item prices and other fees and costs into your account by PayPal.
Example #1: Buy an item of 30,000 yen at ZOZOTOWN and add shipping insurance.
Example #2: Bid three items of total price 10,000 yen and consolidate them.
Some buying proxy services like Buyee offer a certain percentage of item price as a service fee. So if you buy expensive items, the fee will be costly. There might be a “system fee” too like fromjapan.
ZenMarket offers only 300 yen flat for every item and there’s no system fees.
When your item is shipped internationally by EMS, the Japan Post covers up to 20,000 yen in case of loss as a shipping insurance for free. If your item is valued more than 20,000 yen and you want them to cover its full price, you need to pay 50 yen in every 20,000 yen.
Some buying proxy services charge you the exact cost, others offer it as a paid service.
ZenMarket covers the full price of your item for free regardless of its item price.
One of the benefits in using proxy services is that you can save international shipping fees by consolidate your items into a package.
In some buying proxy services, you need to pay extra charge for this.
ZenMarket offers free package consolidation.
There is a domestic bank transfer fee like fromjapan and jauce.com.
ZenMarket covers the transfer fee and never charges you.