How to Order from the VAMPROSE Store (For Overseas Fans)

Ordering from the VAMPROSE store should be easy – and it is, if you’re living in Japan. However, for those living overseas it can be quite a challenge. SO! This tutorial is designed to help guide you through the process. But first! Here is what you need before you get started:

  1. A credit card (typically, debit cards don’t work, so you may need to use an actual credit card, i.e. AMEX, MasterCard, etc.)
  2. An address in Japan. Read here how to get one: How to Obtain a Japanese Address
  3. A VAMPROSE Store account. Read here how to get a VAMPROSE store account.

 

Please note that the overseas shipping service, Tenso, is used in this tutorial. To learn more about Tenso, please visit: https://www.tenso.com/en. Also, please view #2 on how to obtain a Japanese address using Tenso.

 

Step #1: Log into your VAMPROSE account. If you do not have a VAMPROSE account, you MUST create one in order to proceed. Go here to learn how to create a VAMPROSE account with a Japanese address from Tenso.

 

Step #2: Locate the item(s) you want to buy. If the item is available for purchase, you will see this button on the page:

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*It reads “Add to Cart.” If the button is not there, it means the item is not available for purchase, either because it is “SOLD OUT” or it is restricted to “HYDEROOM Members.” NOTE: Items limited to HYDEROOM members-only are designated by “HYDEROOM限定

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And by “※HYDERoom会員限定商品です。” when you click on the product’s image.

 

 

Step #3: After you click on the “Add to Cart” button: AddtoCart, you are prompted to this page:

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Step #4: If you wish to continue shopping, click the “VAMPROSE STORE” heading to go back to the shop. Repeat steps 2-3 until you are done adding items to your shopping cart.

If you don’t wish to continue shopping, click on the blue button shown in the image above to proceed to the checkout page.

 

Step #5: After clicking on the blue button, you are routed to this page. Make sure your Tenso address is selected, as shown below. Then click on the blue button to proceed.

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Step #6: Enter your credit card information. Remember, debit cards may not be accepted (for security issues), so it is best to use a regular credit card that is not linked to a bank account. Follow the diagram below to enter your information:

Box #1: Enter your full credit card number.

Box #2: Select the credit card expiration month.

Box #3: Select the credit card expiration year.

Box #4: Enter your credit card’s security code.

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Step #7: Click on the blue button to proceed.

 

Step #8: Verify to make sure the information on the screen is correct (example shown below). If so, click on the large blue button to proceed and process your order.

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Step #9: Verify to make sure all the information, including product and quantity is correct. If so, click on the blue button in the bottom right-hand corner to complete your order.

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Step #10: Once you click the blue button, your order will be processed and you will be re-directed to a confirmation page. You will also receive a confirmation email at the address you used to create your VAMPROSE account. This completes the tutorial.

 

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How to Obtain a Japanese Address

Having an address in Japan is key when it comes to ordering goods online, especially when it comes to ordering VAMPS merchandise not available in the VAMPROSE Global store.

There are many services one can use for such purposes, however, I have found from my own personal experience that the overseas shipping service, Tenso, is most reliable and reasonable (cost-wise). Things to note for those residing in the United States (and elsewhere for that matter): some goods from the VAMPROSE store contain materials that are prohibited by U.S. customs from being imported. This means that Tenso will not forward any items that are prohibited by U.S. customs, nor will Tenso forward any items that are prohibited by customs laws of the destination country. That is to say, please be sure to check with your country’s customs laws regarding prohibited items BEFORE you order. Tenso will not forward any prohibited items to you and you will not be refunded the money you spent on the item(s). Please view this page before creating your account: https://www.tenso.com/en/static/guide_attention_index

With that said, creating an account with Tenso is easy and free! Here is how to proceed with creating your account:

  1. Visit: https://www.tenso.com/en
  2. Click the green “sign up” button at the top of the page (right-hand side).
  3. Enter your information when prompted to do so and follow the instructions.
  4. Once you have created and verified your account, you may enter your payment information, which will make it easier to purchase stuff quickly in the future. NOTE: it is not necessary to enter your payment information at this time if you don’t wish to do so.
  5. To enter your payment information, log into your Tenso account. Once logged in, click “Payment Method” under the “Account Information” heading on the left-hand side.
  6. Enter your credit card payment information. You may also use PayPal if you prefer.
  7. Once completed, your account is now ready for use.

VAMPADDICT Membership – IMPORTANT UPDATE! PLEASE READ!

Hey guys! I posted a tutorial on how you can join VAMPADDICT and if you are planning on using Tenso as your shipping service, in other words, if you’re planning on using Tenso to have your VAMPADDICT membership + VAMPS TIMES magazine sent to you, please read below. I forgot to mention this the other day and I apologize for that:

 

In order for Tenso to send your item to you, they require that you include your Tenso member number in the address line. This is so they will know the item belongs to you and can process shipping accordingly. See, Tenso has a huge warehouse where items are being sent there all time. Tenso employees check the member number on each package that arrives and emails the customer to whom the member number belongs to. The customer is informed that their item has arrived and is ready to be shipped to them upon payment.

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*Tenso member number example.

 

I did not mention in the last tutorial that the Tenso member number needed to be included in the address, however, it’s a simple fix, so don’t worry!

 

Here is WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

1. Log into your Tenso account: https://www.tenso.com/en/login/

 

 

2. COPY the information outlined in red in the image below. Be sure to copy the ENTIRE line. To do so, simply drag your mouse over the information and right-click “copy.” tenso 1

 

2. Open a new tab and go to: https://www.vampaddict.com/signin

 

3. Log in and click the button outlined in yellow in the image below:

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2. Next, click on the button outlined in green in the image below:
* For my own privacy, my information has been blacked out.

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3. Next, hightlight the information in the box containing your current address information (outlined in green in the image below – third white box up from the bottom) and right-click “PASTE.” You are copying and pasting your address from Tenso that includes your Tenso member number.

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4. When you have pasted the information, your address should look like this:

* Box outlined in red is your Japanese address. The box outlined in green is your Tenso member number.

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5. If it looks like the image above, please click on the red button on the lower right-hand side to SAVE your information.

NOTE: The dash “-” does need to be between the end of the address (the number “2” in the image above) and the beginning of the Tenso member number (the number “4” in the image above). So, the entire line should read EXACTLY: 東京都 足立区 千住曙町42-4 TS59197転送コム

 

And that’s it, you’re done!

How to Join VAMPADDICT

First things first, here is what you need in order to join VAMPADDICT:

– VAMPROSE ID (read here on how to obtain one)

– Japanese address (if you do not have one, read below)

– A major credit card: Visa, Mastercard, American Express

* Please be advised that this tutorial will utilize a Japanese address obtain from Tenso. “Line G,” “Line B,” etc. refer to address in the box on this page: http://www.tenso.com/en/guide/buy/address.html

 

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CREATING A JAPANESE ADDRESS

To create a Japanese address to sign up for VAMPADDICT, do the following:

 

1. Create an account with Tenso to obtain a Japanese address: https://www.tenso.com/en/member_regist_pre/

*NOTE: Tenso is an overseas shipping service. It’s free to register and get an address, but you will be charged when you actually order something using Tenso. This means that when it comes time for your VAMPS TIMES magazine to be sent to you, it will be sent to the Tenso address you sign up with. Here are an approximation of Tenso’s fees based on what I have paid (the shipping is to Los Angeles, CA and the amounts are in USD):

Shipping of membership card: $17 USD
Shipping of VAMPS TIMES magazines: $17

 

2. When you register with Tenso, you are taken to this page (see below). The area in the pink shaded area is your Japanese address.

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3. Please click on the button titled “How to Enter your Tenso address” (shaded in red in the image below). PLEASE KEEP THIS PAGE OPEN! You will need to refer to it when you enter your address on the VAMPADDICT membership form. Alternatively, you may also click here to be taken to the same page: http://www.tenso.com/en/guide/buy/address.html

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JOINING VAMPADDICT

A. Open a new window/tab in your browser.

 

B. If you already have a VAMPROSE ID, go here: https://www.vampaddict.com/signin. If you do not have a VAMPROSE ID, create one.

 

 

C. In the top box titled “メールアドレス,” enter the email address you used when you signed up for your VAMPROSE ID.

 

D. In the bottom box titled, “パスワード,” enter your VAMPROSE password. Please refer to the image below:

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E. Click the red button to log in.

 

F. Once you have logged in, please click the red button on the left side (see image below):

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H. Next, fill out the form. Refer to the image below.

Box #1: Enter your LAST name in English

Box #2: Enter your FIRST name in English

Box #3: Enter your LAST name in KATAKANA.
Please use this tool, then copy and paste it into Box #3: http://www.sljfaq.org/cgi/e2k.cgi

Box #4: Enter your FIRST name in KATAKANA. Please use this tool, then copy and paste it into Box #4: http://www.sljfaq.org/cgi/e2k.cgi

Box #5: Enter your LAST NAME in ALL CAPS and in ENGLISH.

Box #6: Enter your FIRST NAME in ALL CAPS and in ENGLISH

Box #7, #8, #9: Select your date of birth in the following format: year / month / day

Box #10: Select your gender. Left circle (“男”) if you’re male, right circle (“女”) if you’re female.

Box #11: From here on out, I will be referring to the Japanese address you can create on Tenso. If you have registered for Tenso, please make sure you’re logged in and view this page: http://www.tenso.com/en/guide/buy/address.html. In box #11, please enter your Japanese postal code (as shown on Line “B” on the Tenso page)

Box #12: Select your state. (See line “C” on the Tenso page)

Box #13: Enter city/town name. See line “D” on the Tenso page.

Box #14: Enter the address. See line “E” on the Tenso page.

Box #15: Enter the phone number. See line “G” on the Tenso page.

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I. Once completed, click the red button on the bottom, right-hand corner.

 

J. On the next page (see image below), enter your credit card number in Box #1. Enter the credit card security code in Box #2.

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K. Press the red button to continue.

 

L. Press the red button to complete your registration. See image below:

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*PLEASE NOTE: Your credit card will be charged 6,264 yen ($61.74 USD) immediately. If you used a Tenso Japanese address, you will be charged an additional $17 USD (rate based on shipping to Los Angeles, CA, USA) to have your VAMPADDICT membership card sent to you. Please note that this will come a few months after you join VAMPADDICT.

Furthermore, you will be charged approximately $17 USD (each time a VAMPS TIMES magazine is released) for Tenso to ship the magazine to you (this rate is based on shipping to Los Angeles, CA, USA).

To check the shipping rate for your country, check out Tenso’s calculation tool here (scoll to the bottom): http://www.tenso.com/en/

*VAMPS TIMES weighs approximately 20 g.

 

How to Register for “HYDE ROOM/Hytter”

Hey guys! Before you get started on trying to access HYDE Room, please be sure you have the following:

– VAMPROSE ID (make sure you have clicked the link provided in the email from VAMPROSE!)

– A Japanese address

If you do not have a Japanese address, please create an account here to get one: https://www.tenso.com/en/member_regist_pre/

 

Once you register, you are taken to this page:
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The area in the pink shaded area is your Japanese address. Please note that Tenso is in fact an overseas shipping service. However, you are ONLY CHARGED if you actually ORDER something.

 

Please click on the button titled “How to Enter your Tenso address” (shaded in red in the image below). PLEASE KEEP THIS PAGE OPEN! You will need to refer to it when you enter your address on the VAMPROSE store site. Alternatively, you may also click here to be taken to the same page: http://www.tenso.com/en/guide/buy/address.html

 

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A. Now, ON YOUR MOBILE device, please sign into your Tenso account. Make sure you click the button that says, “How to Enter Your Tenso Address.” Or simply click here: http://www.tenso.com/en/guide/buy/address.html

 

B. KEEP THE TAB OPEN. You will need to refer to it to enter your address later on.

 

C. Next, open a new tab in your phone’s browser and go to:
https://m.hyde.com/.
D. Click the “Hytter” button.

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E. Enter your VAMPROSE ID and password, as shown in the image below.

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F. Tap “ログイン”

G. Tap the large red button.

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H. Fill out the form as follows:
#1: Enter your LAST NAME in English

#2: Enter your FIRST NAME in English

#3: Enter your LAST NAME in Katakana. To do this, go here and copy and paste the information in Box #3: http://www.sljfaq.org/cgi/e2k.cgi

#4: Enter your FIRST NAME in Katakana. To do this, go here and copy and paste the information in Box #4: http://www.sljfaq.org/cgi/e2k.cgi

*NOTE: If you’re having difficulty entering your name, you may need to use Google Translate or some other English-Japanese name translation.

#5: Enter your LAST NAME in English.

#6: Enter your FIRST NAME in English.

 

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#7: Enter a nickname you’d like to use

#8: Select your birth year.

#9: Select your birth month.

#10: Select your birth day.

#11: Select your gender. Button on the left for “male.” Button on the right for “female.”

#12: Enter the Japanese postal code. If you’re using tenso, it’s exactly how line “B” is written on this page: http://www.tenso.com/en/guide/buy/address.html

#13: Tap the dropdown menu. Select the state. If you’re using Tenso, look for these characters: 東京都

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#14: Enter city/town name. If you’re using Tenso, it will be line “D”

#15: Enter the address. If you’re using Tenso, it will be line “E.”

#16: Enter the phone number. If you’re using Tenso, it will be line “G.”

#17: Once completed, click the red button.

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#18: Enter your credit card number.

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#19: Enter your card’s security code.

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I. Click the red button.

J. This is the confirmation page. Click the red button to complete your registration.

How to Create a VAMPROSE Account

Follow these steps to create a VAMPROSE account AND set up your payment/mailing address (required for making purchases):

 

1. Visit: https://store.vamprose.com/

2. Click “Login” at the top of the page

3. Enter your information in the box on the right-hand side.

– In the line titled “メールアドレス,” enter your email address
– In the line titled “パスワード(8文字以上128文字以下),” enter a password that is between 8-24 characters

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4. Click on the small box NEXT to the phrase “利用規約に同意する.” This means that you understand/agree to the terms and conditions. See below:

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5. Click the blue button to submit your information.

 

6. You will be sent an email confirmation. You MUST click on the link that is provided in the email in order to verify your registration. Your registration WILL NOT work if you don’t! See the example below (the link you need to click is outlined in red):

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7. Once you have verified your account, you will need to log in and enter your Japanese address and payment information. So, log in with the email address and password you just created.

8. Click “My Page” at the top.

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9. Once you click “My Page,” your VAMPROSE information will be displayed. On the left-hand side, there is a menu. Click on the second box as shown below:

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10. Once you click on the second box, you will need to enter your Japanese address you created via Tenso. To do so, click on the button in the lower, right-hand corner (outlined in red in the image below).

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11. Enter the information as shown in the image below. Be sure to have your Tenso account open, so you can copy and paste the information in the appropriate dialogue box.

Box #1: Enter your Last Name in regular capitalization.

Box #2: Enter your First Name in regular capitalization.

Box #3: Enter your Last Name in full-width KATAKANA. To convert your name to KATAKANA, use this tool: English to Katakana Converter

Box #4: Enter your First Name in full-width KATAKANA. Use the same tool above to convert your name to Katakana.

Box #5: Enter your LAST NAME in all CAPS.

Box #6: Enter your FIRST NAME in all CAPS.

Boxes #7-9: Select your birth YEAR, birth MONTH, and birth DAY.

Box #10: Select the gender you identify with. 男= male  女= female

Box #11: Here is where you will need to refer to your Tenso address. Log into your Tenso account if you have not already done so. Under the blue section titled “Your Name’s Tenso Address,” click the link: “How to enter the tenso address.”

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There, you will be shown your full Tenso address. The postal code listed on the Tenso page is in the following format: 120-0023 or 1200023. In box #11 below, you will enter “120” in the first box, then “0023” in the second box.

Box #12: Select “東京都” from the drop-down menu.

Box #13: Copy and paste line D from the Tenso page, which should be the following characters: 足立区

Box #14: Scroll to the top of the page and click the link “My Page.” You will then be reverted back to this screen:

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Then, copy the entire section outlined in red (shown above). Then paste it into Box #14. See image below:

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Box #15: Enter the first two digits of the phone number provided by Tenso, then enter the next 4 digits, followed by the last 4 digits. Your Tenso phone number can be found on your Tenso page here:

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12. Once all of the information has been entered appropriately, click on the blue button at the bottom of the VAMPROSE page (right-hand side) to finalize the process:

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