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How to Find, Choose, and Verify an Export Company in Japan: Key Questions to Ask

How to Find, Choose, and Verify an Export Company in Japan: Key Questions to Ask

With the development of online shopping, the convenience and speed of purchasing goods and used cars from Japan have significantly improved. However, this ease also brings an increased risk of encountering fraudsters and unscrupulous export companies. In light of this, our task is to provide a detailed guide in this blog on how to identify, verify, and determine if a company meets your client’s needs. Let’s delve into this using our company, Jsmile LLC, as an example.

To assist you in this process, here is a list of questions you need to ask the company you are planning to deal with to verify its legitimacy. These questions are crucial in ensuring that you’re engaging with a reputable and trustworthy business.

With the development of online shopping, the convenience and speed of purchasing goods and used cars from Japan have significantly improved. However, this ease also brings an increased risk of encountering fraudsters and unscrupulous export companies. In light of this, our task is to provide a detailed guide in this blog on how to identify, verify, and determine if a company meets your client’s needs. Let’s delve into this using our company, Jsmile LLC, as an example.

To assist you in this process, here is a list of questions you need to ask the company you are planning to deal with to verify its legitimacy. These questions are crucial in ensuring that you’re engaging with a reputable and trustworthy business.

1. Are You a B2B or B2C Company?

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Typically, companies are categorized into two main types: those that deal exclusively with businesses (B2B) and those that cater to private customers (B2C). Generally speaking, B2B companies are less involved in active marketing and usually seek to establish business relationships directly. Conversely, B2C companies are known for their active marketing strategies, often visible in social media networks and online platforms. Understanding which category a company belongs to is crucial, as it affects how they operate. For instance, Jsmile LLC primarily focuses on B2B (around 95%) but also caters to B2C clients (around 5%), making us a versatile partner in the realm of reliable Japanese export companies.

1. Are You a B2B or B2C Company?

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Typically, companies are categorized into two main types: those that deal exclusively with businesses (B2B) and those that cater to private customers (B2C). Generally speaking, B2B companies are less involved in active marketing and usually seek to establish business relationships directly. Conversely, B2C companies are known for their active marketing strategies, often visible in social media networks and online platforms. Understanding which category a company belongs to is crucial, as it affects how they operate. For instance, Jsmile LLC primarily focuses on B2B (around 95%) but also caters to B2C clients (around 5%), making us a versatile partner in the realm of reliable Japanese export companies.

2. When and Where Is Your Company Registered?

It’s crucial for a company to be registered in Japan, and being able to provide a Corporate Number or 法人番号 is a key indicator of legitimacy. This number allows you to confirm and verify a company’s registration details on the official Japanese registry website. For example, our Corporate Number at Jsmile LLC is 7020003021266, a fact that you can easily verify for peace of mind here: https://www.houjin.info/detail/7020003021266.

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2. When and Where Is Your Company Registered?

It’s crucial for a company to be registered in Japan, and being able to provide a Corporate Number or 法人番号 is a key indicator of legitimacy. This number allows you to confirm and verify a company’s registration details on the official Japanese registry website. For example, our Corporate Number at Jsmile LLC is 7020003021266, a fact that you can easily verify for peace of mind here: https://www.houjin.info/detail/7020003021266.

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3. What Exactly Does Your Company Do, and Does It Have the Necessary Licenses?

Depending on their specific activities, companies may require certain licenses. For instance, if a company is involved in purchasing, selling, and exporting used goods and cars, it’s imperative to possess a Secondhand dealer license or 古物商許可(kobutsusho kyoka). This license is issued by police authorities after necessary verifications. Our company, Jsmile LLC, proudly holds this license (No. 451430009762), granted by the Kanagawa Prefectural Public Safety Commission, showcasing our commitment to being a reputable and reliable partner in importing from Japan.

Second Hand Dealer License

3. What Exactly Does Your Company Do, and Does It Have the Necessary Licenses?

Depending on their specific activities, companies may require certain licenses. For instance, if a company is involved in purchasing, selling, and exporting used goods and cars, it’s imperative to possess a Secondhand dealer license or 古物商許可(kobutsusho kyoka). This license is issued by police authorities after necessary verifications. Our company, Jsmile LLC, proudly holds this license (No. 451430009762), granted by the Kanagawa Prefectural Public Safety Commission, showcasing our commitment to being a reputable and reliable partner in importing from Japan.

Second Hand Dealer License

4. Does Your Company Have Membership in Any Organizations or Associations?

Membership in professional organizations or associations can be a testament to a company’s commitment to its industry. For instance, Jsmile LLC is a proud member of The Yokohama Chamber Of Commerce Industry (No. 648781), a fact that can be verified on a page, https://www.b-mall.ne.jp/CompanyDetail-JZbqCQjvJQgt.html, reflecting our esteemed position in the Japanese export sector.

Yokohama Chember Of Commerce

4. Does Your Company Have Membership in Any Organizations or Associations?

Membership in professional organizations or associations can be a testament to a company’s commitment to its industry. For instance, Jsmile LLC is a proud member of The Yokohama Chamber Of Commerce Industry (No. 648781), a fact that can be verified on a page, https://www.b-mall.ne.jp/CompanyDetail-JZbqCQjvJQgt.html, reflecting our esteemed position in the Japanese export sector.

Yokohama Chember Of Commerce

5. Where Should Funds Be Transferred? To Your Company's Account?

Understanding the financial transaction process is crucial for your protection. It’s vital to ensure that you’re conducting business with the actual representatives of the company. We at Jsmile LLC want to inform you that we do not have agents or representatives abroad authorized to handle transactions on behalf of our company. All financial transactions should be directed only to our verified company accounts, details of which can be found on our website here: https://welovejdm.com/about-us.

5. Where Should Funds Be Transferred? To Your Company's Account?

Understanding the financial transaction process is crucial for your protection. It’s vital to ensure that you’re conducting business with the actual representatives of the company. We at Jsmile LLC want to inform you that we do not have agents or representatives abroad authorized to handle transactions on behalf of our company. All financial transactions should be directed only to our verified company accounts, details of which can be found on our website here: https://welovejdm.com/about-us.

6. How Can You Verify That the Site Belongs to This Particular Company?

In today’s fast-paced digital world, it’s easy for websites to be developed quickly for various purposes. There’s always a possibility that a website you come across could be fraudulent. It’s important to scrutinize the company page for any discrepancies. For example, we have two websites where all necessary information for verification is located, clearly indicating that these sites are interconnected and belong to Jsmile LLC: https://welovejdm.com/about-us and https://jsmile.co.jp/about-us-en. A noteworthy point about the .co.jp domain, as opposed to .com, is that it can only be registered by a Japanese company that has undergone the necessary verification process, ensuring that the company is indeed registered in Japan.

6. How Can You Verify That the Site Belongs to This Particular Company?

In today’s fast-paced digital world, it’s easy for websites to be developed quickly for various purposes. There’s always a possibility that a website you come across could be fraudulent. It’s important to scrutinize the company page for any discrepancies. For example, we have two websites where all necessary information for verification is located, clearly indicating that these sites are interconnected and belong to Jsmile LLC: https://welovejdm.com/about-us and https://jsmile.co.jp/about-us-en. A noteworthy point about the .co.jp domain, as opposed to .com, is that it can only be registered by a Japanese company that has undergone the necessary verification process, ensuring that the company is indeed registered in Japan.

7. I Want to Know Information About the Working Conditions and How Much the Costs Will Be.

It’s important to clarify all working conditions and understand the costs involved. At Jsmile LLC, we engage in purchasing goods and used cars as per our clients’ requests, using client funds and charging a commission for these services. We believe it’s essential to provide not only a transparent working scheme and an expense report but also to share insights into how our business operates from our side. This approach helps us and our partners to explore new ideas for joint growth and to gain a strategic advantage in the competitive world of Japanese car exports and imports.

7. I Want to Know Information About the Working Conditions and How Much the Costs Will Be.

It’s important to clarify all working conditions and understand the costs involved. At Jsmile LLC, we engage in purchasing goods and used cars as per our clients’ requests, using client funds and charging a commission for these services. We believe it’s essential to provide not only a transparent working scheme and an expense report but also to share insights into how our business operates from our side. This approach helps us and our partners to explore new ideas for joint growth and to gain a strategic advantage in the competitive world of Japanese car exports and imports.

Conclusion

In addition to these questions, it’s also important to consider other aspects when choosing an export company in Japan. The more information you gather, the easier it will be to make an informed decision. At Jsmile LLC, we are committed to establishing long-term, transparent, and mutually beneficial relationships with each of our clients, providing top-notch services and support throughout all stages of cooperation. Our goal is not only to answer your questions but also to equip you with the necessary tools for a successful business in the Japanese export market.

Conclusion

In addition to these questions, it’s also important to consider other aspects when choosing an export company in Japan. The more information you gather, the easier it will be to make an informed decision. At Jsmile LLC, we are committed to establishing long-term, transparent, and mutually beneficial relationships with each of our clients, providing top-notch services and support throughout all stages of cooperation. Our goal is not only to answer your questions but also to equip you with the necessary tools for a successful business in the Japanese export market.