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iHerb Japan: Affordable Western-labeled Health and Wellness Products


Do you feel like Japanese products don’t quite fit your needs in terms of health such as hygiene products, beauty products, organic foods and vitamins? Have you tried to purchase health and wellness products online but the shipping is either expensive or it takes weeks, maybe even months to receive them? iHerb is the place that will make those frustrations disappear. With a 4.7-star Google rating and over 1,000 reviews, we can easily prove why iHerb may be the best place for you to purchase your health and wellness products.

5 reasons why iHerb is terrific for buying foreign health and wellness goods

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1. iHerb delivers cheaper and everywhere including Japan

iHerb delivers without a high shipping cost. When you order from Japan, depending on how much you’re ordering, you will have your products delivered to you for less. iHerb has warehouses located all over the globe to deliver to more than 150 countries and ship faster to its customers. In order to help you understand how much you can save with iHerb compared to its competitors, take a look at the shipping  costs when we’re ordering two of the Crystal Mineral Deodorant Roll-On product:

Note, we had to purchase two deodorants instead of one because Vitacost only allows you to purchase a minimum of two items for certain products. iHerb and Swanson Vitamins allow you to purchase a minimum of one item.

Swanson Vitamins
  • iHerb
    432 yen
  • Swanson Vitamins
    1142 yen
  • Vitacost
    1349 yen

2. iHerb is affordable

We understand that when it comes to online shopping for a number of shoppers, the extra cost can be a major concern. Particularly, imported health and wellness products tend to have a pricey connotation. When you purchase from iHerb and have it delivered to you in Japan, you don’t need to worry about that. For example, take a look at the orders when we purchased the Crystal Mineral Deodorant Roll-On product similar to the purchase made above.

Swanson Vitamins
  • iHerb
    1,500 yen
  • Swanson Vitamins
    1,995 yen
  • Vitacost
    1,844 yen

Conclusively, iHerb ends up being much cheaper than its competitors by around 400 yen. In detail, you can see that the product price will initially be a little more costly than the other two companies but the shipping is what makes the biggest impact on the order total. Think about how much you can save every time you make a purchase.

3. iHerb offers deals and discounts

Another great feature about iHerb is the company offering limited-time discounts regularly. When you land on iHerb Japan homepage, they will most likely display a new sale or discount/coupon offer for a certain period of time. Additionally, you can get notifications on fresh, new deals by connecting with them on the LINE app. Below, we displayed their QR code which you can scan using your LINE app camera with your smartphone:

iHerb also has a referral system where it’s a win-win for both the person sharing their referral code and for the person using the shared code. Ultimately, both parties receive an incentive; the person who shared their code receives 5% from the other party’s order total as commission. The person purchasing and using the shared code will receive 5% off their order total.

4. iHerb offers quality

iHerb doesn’t give good deals to its customers on products that are either short-lived or lack quality. Instead, they offer great deals on the best quality products. They sell products from trusted and well-known brands such as Arm & Hammer, Yogi Tea, Johnson’s, Neutrogena and so on.

5. The people have spoken; iHerb is favorable

We can only say so much about iHerb, but does that give you enough confidence to try it out? We’ve also pulled out some Google reviews to show you that there are real people out there who also enjoy iHerb. Take a look below and see what we mean:

Is iHerb for you?

We understand that it can be a challenge to order foreign products overseas, so we wanted to share the benefits of iHerb with you. Especially since Japan doesn’t always offer products that’ll fit your exact needs, iHerb may be able to satisfy you. If you end up purchasing from them, let us know how your journey is with them.

On a similar note, if you’re interested in trying out iHerb, you can order products from their website or install their mobile app for iOS or Android:

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Oh, and if you want to check out their website in English (also available in many other languages), feel free to visit iHerb’s homepage and explore!

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