Rakuten Lets Its Online Shoppers Pick Up Parcels from a Mall Collection Box

By: Laura McQuarrie - Jan 31, 2015
References: tsuhanshinbun & japantrends
In order to increase its reputation as one of the world's most successful virtual shopping destinations, Rakuten has now installed collection box spots where customers can pick up the items they have purchased. These boxes have been set up in collaboration with the Japan Post across malls, train terminals and post offices in the country, making it extremely easy to pick up an order going to or from work.

One of the biggest perks of introducing these centrally-located lockers in Japan is that people are able to get ordered items on their time, without having to wait around for a delivery made on someone else's schedule. After making a purchase online through Rakuten, shoppers are able to specify which Rakuten Box location they would like their item to be stored at.