It depends if you want us to import by boat or by plane. Boat takes around 2 months, plane takes around 2 weeks. Prices are not the same. In order to provide the best services, France Drinks tries to always have physical stock in Japan, so you don’t have to worry about the importing time and prices. We can deliver all over Japan within days. Only companies asking for big amount (1 palette and more) will receive it directly from France.
Usually, within days. We can arrange a special delivery at your favorite date within a specific time range if you want.
The most convenient for you: cash, bank transfer, PayPal (for credit cards too), check.
As a company started officially in 2014, we don’t have many products. We need brands to trust us, and for that, we want to prove with our current brands that we are worth it.
Also, we don’t want to work with hundreds of brands and lose focus on some of them. We choose the brands we work with. We need to be confident in the products we promote. Working with too many brands/products means we can’t be 100% focused on each of them.
As a final point, we don’t bind brands with us. We want our partners to be free to work with whoever they want. But we are a cost saving solution for brands who want to penetrate the Japanese market in a fast and efficient way.
Short answer: no.
Long answer: yes, but under some conditions. First, we need to have some legal partnership with the brand that makes the product you want to buy. Then we will do a custom made order only for you. This process may take some time (understand: weeks to months) since there are many legal factors to consider.
Yes you can. Please contact us first so we can organize the pick up.
Private customers as in “B to C” are not our clients. We only work as a B to B company. But don’t hesitate to contact us and we will tell you where you can get our products.
At the time this F.A.Q. is written, we only work with French brands. Our goal, though, is to work with products from other countries. Why? Because many brands and products are worth being known and exported. Unfortunately, those top quality products remain locally known, or exported only in a few countries. We want to work with them. Our final goal is the consumer’s satisfaction.