Please note that most of the content on the English version of this site has been created with machine translation. If you find anything that is unclear, please feel free to contact us.
Please see below for some of our most frequently asked questions.
・What are the shipping options for international orders?
International orders over ¥40,000 ship free, worldwide*! Orders less than that amount ship for a flat rate via airmail with tracking, DHL Express, or Japan Post Express Mail Service (EMS) depending on the availability and location. (*Some restrictions may apply, shipping may not be available to all locations due to transportation issues or due to restrictions placed by carriers.)
Please note that due to disruptions in transportation, Japan Post is not accepting packages for some countries and has limited the shipping options for others. Your package may take longer to arrive than the usual estimate.
・I would like to place an international order, will my order be subject to import fees in my country?
Depending on the laws and regulations of your country, your order may be subject to import duties or taxes upon arrival at the local port of entry.
Whether import fees are charged and at what rate will usually depend on what country the shipment was sent from, the value of the package, and package contents.
If you are concerned about the possibility of being charged import fees, please be sure to look up the regulations for your country in advance. For your reference, all orders placed on our online shop (amirisu International) are shipped from Kyoto, Japan.
Any import taxes, duties, or fees incurred are the responsibility of the customer. We cannot assist with the payment of these fees or provide any discounts or refunds in relation to these fees. We do not accept cancellations due to a customer's inability or unwillingness to pay import fees, taxes, or duties.
・I placed two separate orders, can you combine them for shipping?
After the order number has been finalized, as a rule we are not able to combine that order with another regardless of how small the second order might be. We ask for all of our customers' understanding on this matter.
・Can I have my yarn wound into cakes before shipping?
We do not provide a yarn caking service for our online orders. We only offer this service for purchases at our brick-and-mortar shops.
・How can I track my order after it has shipped?
We do not provide tracking numbers for orders within Japan. We encourage customers in Japan to consider using the notification services provided by Yamato Transport or Sagawa Express (information provided in Japanese).
・Can I make an order through another method such as phone, e-mail, or fax?
This is a service we offer only to members of our Supporter's Club (annual membership fee required, open for new members in February and July only). If you are not a member, please make your order via our online shop.
・How do I pay for my order?
We accept payment by credit card or PayPal.
・Will a sold out item be in stock again?
We often receive inquires about when certain items might be restocked, but as many of the items are imported, it is difficult for us to provide a clear estimate. We encourage you to sign-up for notifications for any item you are considering. Thank you for your patience.
・I'm interested in one of your kits, but I don't need a Japanese pattern. Can I purchase a kit without the pattern?
We offer many kits that have Japanese translations of patterns from Ravelry, or include the original Japanese edition of a pattern. Any kit listed here can be purchased as yarn sets by using the coupon code: YARNSET
The coupon subtracts the cost of the pattern from applicable kits only. Orders that use the coupon code above will not include a pattern in the shipment, only the yarn detailed in the product description will be included. Please purchase the pattern on Ravelry separately.
Please be sure to enter the coupon code exactly as written above (all caps, no spaces). If you have entered the coupon code correctly, your total will be discounted before payment. Only orders that have the correct coupon code applied before completing checkout are eligible for a discount.
・I'm having difficulty placing an order on the website...
- If there is a problem on our side with our online shop, we will make an announcement on our social accounts such as Twitter or Facebook.
- Members of our Supporter's Club (annual membership fee required, open for new members in February and July) are welcome to make an order via email, phone, or fax. For those who are not members of the Supporter's Club, we can only accept orders through our website.