Japan Post Tracking Number

Japan Post Tracking Number

Who is Japan Post?

Japan post was first established in 2007 under the Japan Post Co. Ltd Act, with its acting President and CEO Kazuhide Kinugawa at the helm, its head office is in Tokyo and has over 190,000 staff members in its operation. It is a national postal service and also sends packages and parcels internationally too. They remain to be a major player for package and parcel delivery in Japan and worldwide also, with them having many services ranging from logistical operations, quality control assurance and payment management along with its global shipment service. Japan Post work alongside other shipment companies to forward in-bound and out-bound packages, because of these partnerships with other international companies, eCommerce shops, and marketplaces, the company have expanded its scope of work and increased efficiency as package handlers. For example, in more recent years they have added a new shipping method in the way of EMS package delivery, which boasts a delivery within 24 hours of the parcel being picked up by the courier and the transportation begins. All EMS packages sent via Japan Post will have a unique tracking code that can be used to track your Japan post-shipment. The Ship24 universal tracking system gives businesses the fantastic option to track all parcels Japan Post send, no matter how many times they change courier companies or countries they may enter. They are focused on fully utilizing its resources to cover all corners of Japan and to provide a safe, reliable and fast service tailored to the needs of each community. They have a few company philosophies that they stand by, they are as follows:

  • They will provide the basic postal services of postal, banking and insurance services extensively across the country into the future.
  • They will take on the challenge of providing innovative services that respond accurately to changes in society and enrich people's lives.
  • They will fulfil our responsibilities as a corporate giant by establishing governance systems and implementing compliance.
  • They look after their employees and will continue to grow and ensure that they are appreciated by every customer and trusted and respected by all communities.

How to find my Japan Post tracking number?

When you purchase an item and the seller sends it via Japan Post mail, or you directly want to send a package or parcel to another country, you will receive a Japan Post tracking number as soon as this purchase is made either online or at the shop/post office. Once you have received this tracking number you can search for the package using one of two methods, you can use the Japan Post website and go to the "track and trace" service section, once you are there you will see 2 different options to choose from, you can search via item number, or you can search via serial number this, of course, will not help you if you are sending a package or parcel to Africa or to somewhere far from Japan as once the item has left Japan it will be very difficult to track. Or you could use the Ship 24 universal specialist tracking website at www.ship24.com where you can track up to 10 items at a time, no matter where they are in the country, or wherever they are in the world. For example, if your parcel is being sent to the UK from Japan perhaps it leaves Japan and travels through another country on the way to the UK, and because of the current climate with Covid-19 it may be held up in customs, well with the Ship24 tracker, this information will be at your disposal 24 hours a day 7 days a week 365 days a year, or it has been held up due to paperwork issue you will be able to see in real-time what the issue is, and even have the contact details of the relevant department to call. This is why so many customers choose Ship24, with it being completely hassle-free. Even if you have purchased multiple products from different parts of the world, you will have access to their locations at all times to be able to organize yourself for their impending delivery.

What long does it take to deliver a Japan Post parcel?

There are 4 main types of shipping options currently with Japan Post, Airmail, Surface mail and Economy Air and Express Delivery Service.

  • Surface mail - This is a mail service that only delivers packages via the ground i.e. trucks and vehicles, so of course this will take the longest time to get to its destination and is usually around 1-3 months and of course will vary on the current climate, for example, if there are Covid related restrictions on travel or lockdown of a certain country your parcel will take a longer time.
  • Economy Air (SAL) - This is a service where international mail is delivered via the ground in Japan (sending country) and its destination wherever that may be and sent via "Airmail" between the two countries. This service is faster than the bog-standard "Surface mail" with having a cost that is lower than "Airmail". They offer discounts when sending over 10 items and to get an exact price you can contact Japan Post directly. It will take roughly 6 to 13 days for mail to arrive at its destination, and of course, depends on there being no hold-ups from customs at either end of the delivery process. And could be held up by the actual handling process of the destination country.
  • Airmail - This service is purely sent via airplane and is the second-quickest method of delivery, usually the fees are quite high as it is only sent via airplane to the destination country.
  • Express Mail Service (EMS) - This service is the fastest and most expensive delivery service Japan Post has to offer, but of course is because of the speed and process of the whole delivery. This is usually delivered ANYWHERE in the world between 2-4 days.
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