Pricing

Order and Payment

Most commonly we prefer to accept payment via Wire Transfer/International Bank Transfer to our bank in Japan.

PayPal
For amounts of less than ¥150,000 JPY PayPal is a more convenient option. You may use a PayPal account or a credit card. The fee for each transaction is 4% on the transferred amount (born by the buyer).

Wire Transfer
The wire transfer fee is ¥6500 JPY, per transaction, born by the buyer. For larger amounts, a wire transfer is cheaper. For any wire transfer your bank will make the currency conversion and detract the relative amount in your own currency from your account.

Credit Card
Our secure payment processor is PayPal for credit card payments. Please note the fee of 4% will be added to the buyer total. We accept payment in Japanese Yen. Your credit card provider will make the currency conversion automatically.

Once your order is confirmed we will send you the relevant details and instructions regarding payment.

Other Options
It may be convenient to use the automatic comparison tool here below:https://www.finder.com/international-money-transfers/send-money-to-japan

Deposit

Upon confirmation of your order we require a deposit of:

50% of the custom items (tub and platform).

Once the tub is completed, we will send the pictures for your verification and approval. If you are satisfied and we can proceed with the packaging, at that point we will need the balance payment.

The full balance must be paid in full prior to shipment:

Outstanding amount for custom tub and platform, any accessories plus the cost of packaging and shipping/transportation fees. We just have a limited margin on this product and we cannot afford to take any risk on the payment of the tub.

Packaging / Shipping / Transportation

Due to the fragile nature of our custom-made baths we build a sturdy wooden box to ship it in. The bath is first wrapped in plastic. These precautions are necessary to protect your bath from damage during shipping. Packaging is a non-negotiable cost.

Is the cost inclusive of transportation?

Yes. Each personalized quote includes pick-up in Japan, freight (usually Air via DHL or FedEx), terminal charges and delivery to your door (unless you specify otherwise). We guarantee delivery to your home within 6~8 weeks from the time of confirmed order.

The bathtub unit is delivered in one piece for trouble-free installation. It is not flat-pack, no assembly required beyond installation by your builder / plumber.

Sales Taxes

The price may not include sales taxes. In most cases you (the consignee) will have to fill in a customs application (it can be done by fax) which costs US$200-250 and includes sales tax. You should not have to pay any other charges.

VAT

From time to time we have inquiries about VAT, especially for European countries. Please contact us for more details. We have shipped successfully to most countries around the world so we have experience to draw on.

ofuro price list

Our policy is to produce custom ofuros freshly after your order.
This way we do not have to use a lot of space to store the stock and do not have to immobilize capital for ready-to-ship products.

The customer`s advantage is a reasonable price, maker-to-client and the possibility to adapt the tub to your needs and bathroom sizes, up to the milllimeter!

For this reason, feel free to ask us a custom quotation. We are at your disposal!

This said, If you just want to have a quick reference or compare with standard sizes of different makers, please refer to the chart below. Again, this is just for reference, always ask for a final quotation as we may be able to make better conditions according to the season of the year and the material we have in stock.

Click on the image below to download the pdf version.


161120ofuro-pricelist

Duty Taxes Calculation Tool

We normally ship our products with DAP conditions.

DAP (Delivered at Place) is an Incoterm that replaced the former term DDU (Delivered Duty Unpaid). DAP transactions require the seller to arrange and pay the transportation of the goods to a place designated by the buyer, and the buyer to pay import duties and taxes on arrival of the goods.

Previously we released a long list of the import taxes for all counties here:
http://bartokdesign.com/9-faqcomment/import_taxes.php

But while the import taxes for wooden products are free (or very low) for most of the countries, please do remember you will also have to pay VAT and may be required to pay other charges (security fees, port fees, inspection fees etc.)

There is a great site that allows you to do the (approximate) calculation of the fees necessary.

duty-calculation

https://www.dutycalculator.com/
note that “dutycalculator” is a third party not related to us. Bartok design should not be held responsible for any mistake/incongruity in the calculation.
Note that the 1st calculation is free, you will have to purchase a credit if you need to repeat the operation.


Use the following parameters:
Importing from: Japan
Importing to: (your country)
Shipping method: Freight
Insurance cost: 0 (zero, we already included it in the shipping cost)
Product description: Wooden Bathtub
Product category: Jacuzzis & Spas
HS code: 4421.90


Note:
I wrote about this point several times, why do we use the DAP terms?
Answer:
Our invoice includes all the fees that we can be aware of. Cost of the products, shipping and delivery charges. The local taxes and customs processing fees may vary from case to case (the customs may require an inspection, etc.) so we prefer to keep them separated and having the client paying directly the net amount at the same time as they sign the paperwork for the customs.

If we had to include the taxes in our invoice we would have 2 options:
1) Bill the minimum amount as per our forwarder`s most optimistic calculation and bill you the difference in case the shipment incurred in additional fees.
2) Bill you an amount which takes into consideration the risk for additional fees. This would become more expensive for you.

We think that option 1) is cumbersome and option 2) is unfair, this is the reason why we use the DAP terms.
Please note that we can also ship EX-WORKS terms (you appoint your own forwarder who will take care of the whole shipping process. In this case our invoice will not include any shipping cost.)

Also if you prefer, we can ship to the airport or port CFS terminal (without delivery).
You will appoint a local forwarder to take care of the customs procedures and delivery to site.

Please contact me if this explanation is not clear or for any problem/question.
-> japan@bartokdesign.com

Why are japanese ofuro tubs expensive?

Here are the main reasons:
1) The material is expensive.
2) The craftmanship is expensive.
3) The shipping cost is expensive.
Anyway, we ship directly from the maker to the end user so you can be sure that there is no overhead and you are getting value for every penny spent.

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