Japan’s Factelier starts global shipping, serving the world with quality apparel products



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Kyushu-based fashion e-commerce website Factelier creates made-in-Japan quality apparel products by partnering directly with well-established Japanese factories. By eliminating the middlemen in fashion distribution by working directly with manufacturers, the resulting products can be purchased at a third of the department store prices.

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The website rolled out an English-language interface and started global shipping earlier this week. International users can purchase Factelier’s products on the website and receive them in more than 120 countries by paying the extra flat-rate shipping fee of 2,800 yen (about $22.5).

Since before the roll-out of the English-language interface, Factelier has been receiving orders from more than 100 countries including Asian countries like Taiwan, China, Indonesia and Thailand, in addition to the U.S., UK and France. When one visits the website from outside Japan, a language switcher widget will pop up onscreen so that the preferred language (English or Japanese) can be selected.

Japan is known globally for its high-level offerings, from customer service to product quality. Living in Los Angeles, I often realize the brand value of made-in-Japan and from-Japan products. So there is a high demand for Japanese apparel products worldwide.

Factelier is planning to add more supporting languages in the future.

Translated by Masaru Ikeda
Edited by “Tex” Pomeroy