There was a problem loading the comments.

What happened to cheaper shipping options?

Support Portal  »  Helpful Solutions  »  Viewing Article


What happened to SAL shipping?
On March 27, 2020, Japan Post suspended SAL shipping because of the coronavirus pandemic reducing the number of commercial flights going to and from Japan and also decreasing every post office's operation time and personnel which makes it not feasible to handle the huge volume of SAL packages being sent on a daily basis. Japan Post's operations have since returned to normal in 2021 but they are not yet capable of handling SAL so it is still not available.

Will SAL be back anytime soon?
Probably not. SAL is low priority shipping so postal services will prioritize putting back EMS shipping first. It will probably be back when all postal services are ready to handle the huge amount of SAL packages.

EMS shipping is currently not available for my country, when will it be back?
It depends on your country's postal service and/or the number of commercial flights going to and from Japan. It will become available again if your country's postal service decides to resume acceptance of EMS packages from Japan and/or there are enough flights to your country from Japan that can carry those EMS packages.

Will you consider offering Seamail/Surface shipping?
Yes, maybe in the future.

Where can I find the latest shipping news?

Share via
Did you find this article useful?  

Related Articles

© J-List