Even a year after writing my Tenso article I get questions on it or readers still don’t know about using it. So I thought I’d revisit using it and show how it works on Liz Lisa (previous post has popular Murua/Emoda/Laguna Moon store Runway Channel). I’m not going to discuss what Tenso does except to say it allows you to buy from any website in Japan. You can read the original article to find out more.
I’m instead going to show you step-by-step site ordering to make those with no prior ordering experience from Japanese stores comfortable and / or those with little Japanese knowledge to make you feel more comfortable in doing so.
Confession time: (if you haven’t read my twitter) I ordered clothes from Liz Lisa. FUUUUUU Liz Lisa is like my Brokeback Mountain, every so often I get the itch and I just can’t quit it. FUUUU I wanna be girly and cute. Which seems more hilarious the older I get (oh well…).
Liz Lisa’s website has so much cute lately. http://lizlisa.jp/
Even on its website it says use Tenso.
Step One: Sign up for Tenso
Again if you need help visit previous post.
Step Two: Sign up for Liz Lisa (or other website)
On the top of the Liz Lisa page click on “Make a new account”
Fill out the beginning account fix.
Check your e-mail
The bottom one is my account creation e-mail. Click on it.
Inside the e-mail you will have the edit address link. Click on it.
You will need to use Japanese to do your name but the rest is done in English font.
Click the pink button at the bottom to OK.
Step Three: Shop (YAY!)
I plan on buying this top so I translated its instructions. After you accept color, size and number add to your cart.
Step Four: Check Out
These three are currently on my wishlist so it’s what I chose. Anyways, check out! Click the button.
Accept your Tenso address as your shipping address.
Click the button to confirm your purchase.
And you’re done!
Like regular stores you’ll get a confirmation e-mail that your order has been received and then one once it has been shipped (usually next day).
Hope this helps!
Sometimes if you’re making a big purchase or you’ve never bought from overseas your card company may say no, and you’ll have to deal with them. The only time that happened to me is I bought something an hour before on my card in person in Houston and then from a Japanese webstore and my bank was like… omggirlcan’tshopthatmuch