December 1, 2015
  • Rakuten, Inc.

Rakuten Adds “Meals” Category
to Rakubin! Express Delivery Service

- Freshly-made meals now on the menu -

Tokyo, December 1, 2015 - Rakuten, Inc. today announced it has added a “meals” category to its “Rakubin!” express delivery service, which can deliver goods ordered in as little as 20 minutes*1.

In response to user demand, Rakuten has added the “meals” category to the Rakubin! Service, which was the most requested category by its users, and has teamed up with Spaghetti no Pancho, Curry House CoCo Ichibanya and Kyoka Bento, three restaurant chains affiliated with Rakuten Delivery and Rakuten Takeout, the home delivery service of the Rakuten Group, to deliver freshly-made products in as little as 20 minutes*2. Through this tie-up with Rakuten Delivery and Rakuten Takeout, Rakubin! aims to increase its number of food merchants, and is also considering collaboration with other Rakuten Group services.

Rakubin! is an express delivery service that can deliver products in as little as 20 minutes from time of order. It provides a round-the-clock service 365 days of the year for convenience store and pharmacy products, as well as for some Rakuten Ichiba and Rakuten CAFÉ items. The service is currently available in Shibuya, Meguro, Setagaya, and Minato wards (certain areas excluded). The service is free for purchases totaling 2,500 yen or more, where the customer takes delivery from the courier vehicle at the specified location. For purchases under 2,500 yen, the fee is 390 yen (tax inclusive). This rises to 770 yen, including tax, when the courier delivers the product to the customer directly at their home or elsewhere.

By enhancing Rakubin! products and services, Rakuten seeks to provide an ever more convenient and pleasant shopping experience.

*1 Delivery times depend on weather and road conditions, as well as volume of orders.
*2 Certain products are not available through the service.

Overview of Rakubin! food delivery service
Service launch: December 1, 2015
Launch partners and period (*):
Spaghetti no Pancho: December 1 to December 20, 2015
Curry House CoCo Ichibanya: December 21, 2015 to January 9, 2016
Kyouka Bento: January 10 to January 29, 2016
* Delivery time periods each day differ by restaurant and branch.

*Please note that the information contained in press releases is current as of the date of release.

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