Friction-Free Forwarding from Japan
Blackship is a revolutionary new package forwarding service.
Setup an account in just a few minutes.

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Sign up for your own address in Japan
Transparent Pricing
No deposit. It's easy to get started.
Package Photos
Get photos of your received packages, at no additional cost.
Customs Control
Set your own Customs value.
Fast, Friendly Assistance
We treat everyone like a VIP.
Same-day Shipping
Get your packages faster with Blackship.
Manage your packages on the go.
Affordable, Hassle-Free Package Forwarding

Buying from Japan is already tough enough. Why make things harder than they need to be?

Yet even popular forwarding services are plagued with hidden fees, poor customer support, slow responses, and overly-complicated web sites.

Blackship delivers photos of your received packages, up-to-the-minute notifications on the status of your requests, same-day shipping, and transparent pricing. All in an easy-to-use, mobile-friendly web app backed by our industry-beating customer support team.

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Get Package Photos

When packages arrive in your mailbox, we'll take a photo and send you an email. Useful when expecting multiple packages. You can check the label to see what's arrived.

Consolidate and Save Big Money

Consolidating packages has never been easier. Select the packages, and submit your request. We'll send you a photo of your package once it's ready-to-ship.

DIY Customs Declaration

Blackship gives you direct control over your items' Customs value.

Choose Your Shipping Method

You get a range of shipping options from budget-conscious to expedited.

Blackship Features

Photo of your PackageFREE
Transparent PricingNo deposit. No hidden fees.
Our Pricing
Package Consolidation
Email NotificationsPackage Received.
Repack Complete.
Consolidation Complete.
Superlative Customer Service
Customs DeclarationEnter your own customs value.
Same-Day Shipping 
We ship in hours; not days.
Popular Payment MethodsPayPal, Visa, Mastercard, Discover,
American Express, JCB, and Diner’s Club.
Mulitiple Shipping MethodsWe ship by Japan Post EMS, Airmail, SAL,
Parcel Post (Airmail & SAL), and Seamail. And also Fedex Intl. Economy.
Shipping History
 Safe & Secure256-bit encrypted SSL,
PCI 3.0 SAQ A Compliant.
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About Our Name

On July 8, 1853, residents of feudal Japan beheld an astonishing sight—foreign warships entering Tokyo harbor under a cloud of black smoke. The arrival of Commodore Perry's Black Ships persuaded Japan to open its doors to trade and friendship with the West, ending 200 years of self-imposed isolation.

Today, many Japanese companies still lack the will to engage in overseas trade. That's why we built Blackship.

A Message From Our Founder & CEO

CEO Max Hodges

Hi, I'm Max Hodges, the Founder of Blackship.

We're on a mission to make buying stuff from Japan as simple and easy as possible. What makes Blackship different is how much friction we've removed from the process to get your packages moving forward fast.

As pioneers of proxy buying service in Japan, we launched White Rabbit Express over 12 years ago. Today our buy-and-ship service is used by people in 125 countries, and we've earned our reputation as the most customer-focused company in the industry. 97% of customers surveyed say they are highly-likely to recommend White Rabbit Express to a friend.

We built Blackship so that people who need package forwarding service can enjoy the same level of innovation and customer care which makes our buying service so popular.

I’d like to personally welcome you to give Blackship a try. If you don't think we've succeeded in delivering the best experience possible, I want to hear about it. You can always email me directly at [email protected]

Enjoy shopping from Japan!

CEO Jason Fried Signature

Max Hodges, Blackship CEO

P.S. If you tried our service way back when, we invite you to try it again. Our buy-and-ship and package forwarding services are unlike any earlier version. We’d love to welcome you back.

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