Tenso received my Amazon Japan order

May 1, 2012

Amazon notified me they shipped my order.

May 2, 2012

Tenso notified me they received my Amazon CD. My shipment will cost $20 U.S. I was surprised it was so much. That’s the same shipping fee Amazon Japan charges for Express Mail Service. From the testimonials, I’ve heard shipping was $5 dollars. Later that day I logged on to their site and paid for my shipping.

Tenso site: Package arrival
Tenso site: Package arrival

May 3, 2012

Tenso ships my order. They gave me a tracking number along with link to track it. I couldn’t get the link to work so I navigated the JP Post office site. This is the link to enter your tracking number: Individual International Mail Search by Item Number.  As of now my package is still at the Tokyo post office. Tenso has a shipping calculator at the bottom of their page.  I’ll keep posting Tenso follow ups.

JP post office tracking
JP post office tracking

My first order using Tenso

I’ve been frustrated that certain Amazon Japan orders won’t ship to the U.S.  (i.e. used CDs through 3rd parties).  I found a service called Tenso.com that gives you a Japanese mailing address and ships your items to the U.S.  I just placed my first Amazon Japan order using my new Tenso address.  I’m not sure if I entered my Tenso address correctly at Amazon. I’ll let you know how it goes.