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What's New

  1. 2019年9月17日

    [News] We launched our website for English.

Characteristics of ba*net—an Online Flower Market Operated by Aucnet

Online flower market ba*net resolves conventional purchasing-related problems because it has its own one-of-a-kind delivery network and realizes a complete separation of sales and logistics.

How the Ba*net Flower Market Can Help Your Business

  1. The bother of going out to purchase flowers

    01
    Going out to the flower market from the early morning two or three times a week can be burdensome,
    not to mention the transportation and payroll costs that they entail.
    02
    Having to go to the auction site is restrictive,
    and it does not allow sufficient time to be spent at the shop for sales.
  2. Product variety

    01
    It is difficult to purchase the desired selection of products at the local flower market,
    with products becoming especially scarce around annual events and holidays.
    02
    It is hard to find and purchase the types of flowers needed, such as when orders have been received.
  3. Purchasing budget

    01
    Web-based purchasing is being utilized,
    but it feels more expensive than auction market prices.
    02
    Small-lot sales and delivery services offered by intermediate wholesalers are being utilized,
    but the purchase price is high.
  1. The bother of going out to purchase flowers

    The market is right at your fingertips,
    and purchasing can be carried out from the workplace or even from home

    All you need is a personal computer and an Internet connection.
    Purchased merchandise is delivered to the store front,
    so purchasing is completed without a need to head out to the flower market.

  2. Product variety

    A flower market with more than 3,000 sellers
    and an annual trading volume of 6.5 billion yen

    ba*net is a flower market that receives shipments from more than 3,000 pickup points and agricultural cooperatives, individual sellers, and import firms.
    It handles more than 1,700 items and has an annual trading volume of 6.5 billion yen.

  3. Purchasing budget

    The purchase price is of course the price of the successful bid

    It offers more than pre-auction web-based transactions—auctions are also held online at flower market ba*net.
    That means you can purchase flowers at market prices.

  1. The bother of going out to purchase flowers

    01
    Going out to the flower market from the early morning two or three times a week can be burdensome,
    not to mention the transportation and payroll costs that they entail.
    02
    Having to go to the auction site is restrictive,
    and it does not allow sufficient time to be spent at the shop for sales.
  1. The bother of going out to purchase flowers

    The market is right at your fingertips,
    and purchasing can be carried out from the workplace or even from home

    All you need is a personal computer and an Internet connection.
    Purchased merchandise is delivered to the store front,
    so purchasing is completed without a need to head out to the flower market.

  1. Product variety

    01
    It is difficult to purchase the desired selection of products at the local flower market,
    with products becoming especially scarce around annual events and holidays.
    02
    It is hard to find and purchase the types of flowers needed, such as when orders have been received.
  1. Product variety

    A flower market with more than 3,000 sellers and an annual trading volume of 6.5 billion yen

    ba*net is a flower market that receives shipments from more than 3,000 pickup points and agricultural cooperatives, individual sellers, and import firms. It handles more than 1,700 items and has an annual trading volume of 6.5 billion yen.

  1. Purchasing budget

    01
    Web-based purchasing is being utilized,
    but it feels more expensive than auction market prices.
    02
    Small-lot sales and delivery services offered by intermediate wholesalers are being utilized,
    but the purchase price is expensive.
  1. Purchasing budget

    The purchase price is of course the price of the successful bid

    It offers more than pre-auction web-based transactions—auctions are also held online at flower market ba*net.
    That means you can purchase flowers at market prices.

If you need any questions answered

Go to the inquiry form

About Purchasing Methods at
Flower Market ba*net

There are a variety of ways to purchase the flowers shipped to ba*net by growers,
importers and other sellers from around Japan. They include purchase by auction, web-based advanced transaction,
and ordered transaction where orders are made on the basis of planting information.
It also supports purchasing in many different ways, such as by providing market and sales information.

All you need is a personal computer and an Internet connection.

Real-time Auctions

You can participate in a lively auction that includes the voices of the auctioneer. Bids can be placed simultaneously on 4 different channels, so you will not miss your chance to purchase items.

Video of a recreated cut flower auction

A Variety of Purchasing Methods

Different purchasing methods can be used according to your purchasing style. It includes "Advance sales," which is based on a determined price, "Specified price transactions" in which you make bids of your desired unit price, and "Ordered transactions" in which purchases are made based on the planting information provided by growers.

Advance sales in which purchases can be made from 2 days in advance

Ordered transactions in which purchases can be selected from photographs

Market Information

You can check shipment volume and market price trends by item and variety of the past three auctions.
The market prices of the same period of the previous year can also be checked through graphs.

Market prices list

Market prices graph

Other Information Services

You can use the My List function where you can check the merchandise that you have purchased, or be notified of the arrival of goods on the market. Furthermore, applications can be made from your mobile device as well, so you do not have to worry about missing purchasing opportunities.

Efficient purchasing supported through the My List function and use of mobile devices

About Services Offered
by Flower Market ba*net

ba*net offers two courses – Regular and Light – that you can choose from according to your purchasing style.

Basic Charges for Service Usage

For those who want to make solid purchases, including through auctions

Regular Course

Monthly charge: 9,800 yen (excluding tax)

Guarantee deposit: None
Initial costs:
Keyboard for use in the auction and keyboard cover @ 4,500 yen (excluding tax)
Revenue stamp fee: (only if concluding a paper-based contract): 4,000 yen
The revenue stamp is not required if a digital contract is concluded.

For those who want to keep monthly costs down and utilize only web transactions

Light Course

Monthly charge: 3,800 yen (excluding tax)

Guarantee deposit: None
Initial costs:
Revenue stamp fee: (only if concluding a paper-based contract): 4,000 yen
The revenue stamp is not required if a digital contract is concluded.

Service Content Regular
Course
Light
Course
Auction
transactions
×
Futures
transactions
×
Specified price
transactions
×
Advance sales
transactions
Negotiated
transactions
Ordered
transactions

Delivery Fees

There is a basic charge set up according to the type of course contracted and the area.
There are also charges by weight according to the number of cases purchased.
Please look here for details.

Membership Process

Purchasing Styles

Delivery Area

Aucnet delivers products to customers nationwide, either by truck or through air transport. Cut flowers are managed using bar codes and QR codes. They are delivered nationwide while maintaining the temperature appropriate to flowers.
* Individual estimates will be provided for delivery to customers outside of the above-listed areas.
* Please see Usage Fees for logistics costs.

Truck Transport Areas Miyagi Prefecture, Yamagata Prefecture, Fukushima Prefecture, Ibaraki Prefecture, Tochigi Prefecture, Gunma Prefecture, Saitama Prefecture, Tokyo, Kanagawa Prefecture, Yamanashi Prefecture, Nagano Prefecture, Niigata Prefecture, Toyama Prefecture, Ishikawa Prefecture, Gifu Prefecture, Shizuoka Prefecture, Aichi Prefecture, Mie Prefecture and Shiga Prefecture
Air Transport Areas Hokkaido (Sapporo City), Kagoshima Prefecture (Kagoshima City), Okinawa Prefecture (Naha City), etc.
Please inquire with us regarding other areas.

If you need any questions answered

Go to the inquiry form

Customer Testimonials

  1. One of the reasons that I find this flower market appealing is that I can find and purchase here items as well as merchandise from regions that aren't available at my local market. I can also make my purchases while comparing prices with the local market. I think that's the biggest advantage – I can choose the best and most inexpensive item at the time from a very large selection.

    (Bridal services / Hokkaido)

  2. My husband often has to go out due to work related to the industry organization that we belong to. That made it difficult for me to go out and make purchases for the shop. I am really grateful because I can take part in auctions from home even when my husband is out. I don't have to close the shop to do it.

    (Flower shop owner / Shizuoka Prefecture)

  3. Aucnet totally changed distribution in the flower industry! I trust it because it is stable in terms of both quality and logistics. They also respond swiftly to any consultations that I make about orders and the condition of products. I can carry on my daily tasks while feeling ease.

    (Flower shop owner / Yamanashi Prefecture)

FAQ

  1. Since I can't see the actual flowers, what should I use as reference when buying them?

    We utilize not only commonly used grading and classing systems but also publish online original evaluations of the area of production as well as other product information, so you can make your purchases without any worries.

  2. What should I do if there are any defects with the products that are delivered?

    Please contact us by 4:00 p.m. of the day of delivery and include photographs of the product in question. We will serve as a mediator between you and the seller and deal with the issue responsibly.

  3. Is it possible to specify a delivery time?

    Because deliveries follow a predetermined route, we regret that we are unable to accept individually specified delivery times.

If you need any questions answered

Go to the inquiry form