Japanese mail carrier Shipment Express (SHI) will start delivery to Japan by air next week, following a request from the Japanese government to start delivering through the country’s national carrier, JND.
Shippo Shimbun reports that Japan Post announced on Tuesday that it will start sending packages to Tokyo next week via Express Delivery Express (DEE) services, which offer a guaranteed delivery to a single destination within Japan.
Shippo, which was founded in 2011, was the first Japanese mail company to start using DEE services, but it has since expanded its services and expanded to the U.S. and Europe.
The move comes after JND made it easier for overseas customers to pay with digital payments, with the government now allowing companies to charge for delivery within Japan through online platforms such as Paypal and Square.
The government said it would waive delivery charges on all parcels for Japanese consumers, including those who live outside the country, and will extend the delivery times to two weeks, for example.