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What are some of the industries
that j-Grab is focusing on
right now in cross-border EC?

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Featured industries and initiatives

Here are some of the industries that j-Grab is currently focusing on in cross-border EC. Recently, we have been receiving an increasing number of consultations from government agencies, municipalities, and financial institutions aiming to support local businesses, as well as from major department stores looking to expand their sales channels.

Government and municipalities

Initiatives

In addition to prefectural government, cross-border EC initiatives on a municipal basis are gaining momentum due to the impact of the new corona virus.

j-Grab provides cross-border EC support services for the national government, local governments, chambers of commerce and industry, and other regional organizations. To date, we have achieved steady results not only the local government of Tokyo, Fukuoka, and Fukushima prefectures, but also the local government of Kawasaki City, Kiryu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and other municipalities.

For small businesses that are unable to conduct cross-border EC business on their own, we provide extensive support from product selection to opening a store, listing, sales, settlement, and shipping, in close cooperation with the supporting local government.

In addition, we support the acquisition of sales know-how and techniques through cross-border EC seminars and workshops so that businesses can engage in cross-border EC business on their own.

Financial Institutions

Initiatives

We are seeing a sharp increase in the number of inquiries from our regional bank clients as their attention to cross-border EC increases.

j-Grab offers a support service that provides cross-border EC consulting for bank lenders. As an example, j-Grab and The Jonan Shinkin Bank have entered into a business partnership, wherein j-Grab's cross-border EC consultants provide advice to the client companies introduced by The Jonan Shinkin Bank on building and opening EC stores, attracting customers, and providing operational support, as well as providing actual building and providing companionship support to promote exports and increase sales.

We are making steady progress by visiting client companies together with bank staff.

Department Stores

Initiatives

In the department store industry, due to the recent decline in inbound demand caused by the new Corona virus, there has been an increase in the use of cross-border EC to secure new sources of revenue and expand overseas sales channels by exporting goods themselves.

j-Grab is supporting the cross-border EC business of Tokyu Department Store, the first Japanese department store to open an official cross-border EC store on eBay.

We provide a wide range of support from the establishment of the store to the maintenance of the operation system, and based on the department store's rich product lineup and cultivated connoisseurship, we support the listing of about 150 items, including traditional crafts such as Edo Kiriko Cut Glass and chopsticks, children's helmets (Kabuto) that are increasingly popular overseas, prayer beads, and incense sticks.

We will continue to support the dissemination of Japanese culture by taking advantage of the strengths of department stores.

Second hand (Used) and reused

Initiatives

The second hand industry, including used brands, has also been greatly affected by the new Corona virus, and is actively moving toward cross-border EC as a measure to expand sales channels.

Japanese USED goods are among the most trusted and highly priced in the world. For example, used cameras, musical instruments, accessories, branded goods in general, collectibles, games, anime products, J-POP products, and many more. Japanese people are very careful with their products. After that, the products are resold to the new buyers and furbished as if they were new, and with a high degree of authenticity.

There are many users overseas who assert that "USED products in Japan are almost the same as new products," and the popularity of USED products is so enthusiastic that some users only buy USED products in cross-border EC from Japan.

Cosmetics & Beauty

Initiatives

Japanese cosmetics are very popular in the world due to the high quality of the products, and the brand recognition is one of the highest in the world.

Among Chinese women who have visited Japan, Shiseido ranked first with over 90% recognition, far ahead of the second place winner, Korea's Sulwhasoo with 73%.

Furthermore, Japanese brands SK-II, Yukikasei, Kao, and Kose followed, and even DHC received recognition from the majority. For this reason, there are many enthusiastic fans around the world who want Japanese cosmetics even if they are a bit expensive. Before Corona, inbound tourists used to flood the cosmetic sections of drugstores and department stores to buy products, but with the difficulty of visiting Japan, a new shopping style has taken root where people avoid unnecessary and unnecessary travel and buy in large quantities through cross-border EC.

Even after the corona dawns, this trend will not decrease and is expected to continue permanently.

Food & Beverage

Initiatives

The food, beverage and liquor industries have not made much progress in e-commerce, but as the new Corona pandemic has caused people to refrain from going out as much as possible, and as nesting consumption has grown, there has been an increase in e-commerce initiatives, and at the same time, there has been a growing interest in cross-border e-commerce as a way to further expand sales channels.

Japanese sake and fruit wine are selling well in Taiwan and Southeast Asia. In some cases, it is possible to sell food products with an expiration date of at least one month on the cross-border EC market, and processed and long-life products can be handled without problems and have a proven track record.

For perishable products and meat, it is possible because we can work with the Plant Protection Station and the Animal Quarantine Station. For example, it is possible to use Japan Post's Cool EMS and Kuroneko Yamato Cool Takkyubin to deliver Japanese food to the world using freezing and refrigeration technology.

Traditional crafts and prefectural products

Initiative

The Japanese domestic market for traditional crafts is shrinking due to the declining birthrate and the aging of craftsmen, and is in a critical situation due to travel restrictions caused by the new coronavirus and the resulting destruction of inbound demand.

At the same time, however, the popularity of “Made in Japan" is very high overseas, and excellent Japanese products are persistently popular.

As for prefectural products, overseas influencers have been promoting them on social networking sites, and these products have become so popular that there are bulk purchases of souvenirs, folk crafts, armor (kabuto), swords, lucky charms, and amulets.

Musical Instruments

Initiatives

In North America and other parts of the world, the number of users who use their free time for hobAmong them, sales of musical instruments originating from Japan are growing, and more and more overseas buyers want not only Japanese guitars and audio equipment, but also foreign-made used guitars.bies is increasing due to nesting caused by the new Corona virus, and sales of keyboard instruments such as guitars, basses, and synthesizers are rapidly increasing.

Among them, sales of musical instruments originating from Japan are growing, and more and more overseas buyers want not only Japanese guitars and audio equipment, but also foreign-made used guitars.

j-Grab has also been actively providing support to the musical instrument and audio industry, including long-term support for Korg's cross-border EC and recent support for Shimamura Gakki's entry into the cross-border EC market.

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Introducing the achievements of j-Grab

We have built up a track record of supporting more than 2,500 companies in cross-border EC, and we have supported more than 250 companies in building cross-border EC sites and opening of overseas EC malls.From major companies and local governments to large-scale development, the track record accumulated since our establishment in 2010 is the No. 1 in the cross-border EC industry.

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