"ZenPop" is a service by ZenMarket LLC, a company known for Japanese online shopping and proxy buying services based in Osaka, Japan. The service specializes in delivering boxes filled with must-try Japanese goodies abroad, mostly food, especially in the United States. The company always makes sure that customers are guaranteed to order fresh stuff, that's why they update their items regularly on a monthly basis.

What are the items inside these boxes?

Because they have a lot of merchandises to offer, they categorize all of these awesome authentic Japanese items into 5 different divisions and each division will contain either of the following:

  • Sweets and Salty Snacks
    • This box contains 14 or more Japanese snacks including:
  • Instant Noodles
    • This box contains 9 instant noodle bowls with the following variations:
      • Ramen
      • Soba
      • Udon
      • Yakisoba
  • Beauty Products
    • This box contains 8 or more items that are related to:
      • Cosmetics
      • Skin Care
      • Toiletries
  • Stationery Products
    • This boxcontain 12 or more cute-themed items such as:
      • Notebooks
      • Pencils
      • Pens
      • Sticky Notes and more!
  • A mix of Instant Noodles and Sweets
    • The mixed box contains 2 to 3 bowls of noodles and 7 to 10 FULL-SIZED sweet or salty snacks.

How much are these 'ZenPop' boxes?

Given the number of the items in each box presented above, the amount it'll cost you per box is around $30 while the instant noodles and sweets mix box only cost you $25.

If you are worried that you are unfamiliar with the items and wonder if it's worth the money, item description pages are also included in each box telling you a brief background of each item.

Are these prices too expensive or too cheap for your wallets? You're about to find out.

How much is the Shipping Fee of these boxes?

If you have read the subtitle of the article before reading through, you should have noticed the answer to this question. If you don't, never mind scrolling back up to check the answer because the shipping fee is already included in the $25-$30 you'll be paying. Yes, you read that right. There is no additional charge for shipping.

Your only concern would be the country's import regulations and customs fees because the company will not shoulder these fees.

Besides, the declared value of each box is within the duty-free allowance of most countries, at around 2,000 yen. Chances are there won't be any additional fees.

How long would it take for a box to arrive?

Shipping takes 2-4 weeks time locally in Japan as they ship the boxes daily. However, international shipping might take more time because of certain factors like weather conditions.

Anyway, Japan is known to provide excellent service. So if ever there are issues with the shipments, you can contact them via their website to get things sorted out.

Final thoughts...

If you ever start craving for some delicious instant ramen straight from Japan after binge-watching an anime series or Japanese drama, then getting a ZenPop box is all you need to do. With just $30, you can indulge yourself in a legitimate Japanese experience! That's all for ZenPop boxes! Looking forward to getting my next box! See ya!