If you already use Japanese washi tape for scrapbooking, for letters, for art projects and even just for taping up packages, you will know how expensive it can be.
Especially if the Japanese washi tape you like is usually only available from a store in Japan.
There are ways to find the Japanese washi tape you like, however, and these few tips will show you how to do it.
Online stores selling Japanese stationery in Japan — While you can buy Japanese stationery, including washi tape, from a Japan-based store on the Internet, the problem with this is that shipping can be quite high.
You will find the best selection of Japanese washi tape you have ever seen, though, and will be able to order just about anything you have ever wanted.
Non Japan-based stationery stores — There are many online stores selling Japanese stationery that are not based in Japan, and these are the places where you will often get the lowest prices.
This is simply due to the owner of the store buying their Japanese products from a Japanese manufacturer, and then paying a bulk shipping rate. As they do this, this also allows them to then pass the low shipping rate on to you, making your order of Japanese washi tape cheaper as well.
Comparing prices — Before you place an order for washi tape, do be sure you have compared prices for the type of tape you want across a variety of websites.
You can use a free shopping app to compare prices of the tape you want, as well as look at shipping fees.
If you still feel as though you may not be getting the cheapest price possible, use a comparison site to see if there are any stationery stores that are cheaper.