Japan is one of the leading countries when it comes to demanding customers and deep investment.
High labor costs and the aging demographic provides suitable support to the growth of Japan’s business for warehouse automation.
Logistics companies and e-commerce platforms in Japan consider themselves unavoidable to transition to a modern business model in which order fulfillment in a warehouse is data-driven using AI-based software and intelligent robotics.
Japan is already in a high degree of automation and we can successfully enter the market by taking strategic advantage by positioning ourselves as global leaders.
Here is some key learning that can help you in establishing a business in Japan.
1. Do as the Locals Do
There is a popular saying, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do”. This is the key point if you truly want to succeed.
You need to immerse yourself in the local market and inherit their culture. Japan’s business is conducted with proper formalities with certain etiquette, greetings and dress.
To integrate yourself into the Japanese market, you need to consult with partners and local colleagues to make sure that you are adhering to their local customs and manners properly.
The Japanese work culture is all about teamwork and working to advance the business together.
This creates transparency in business and increases productivity in warehouse operations and helps our partner to deliver the best value to their end customers.
2. Listen to Your Customers
Japanese people are best in teaching. If you pay attention to them, you will earn their trust and respect.
Your partners will tell you to be patient, good negotiators and respectful of the business process.
Listening to the customer is important so that you can see the change in their needs which helps you in being relevant and valuable among customers.
For example, Consumers today demand everything faster and safer than they have before. They can demand for one-day delivery and sanitized products or the same day delivery.
The important lesson from Japan’s business here is to take calculated risks and have faith in yourself.
Always playing safe isn’t the best way to learn.