Online shopping has become an essential part of life.
In Japan having a credit card is not as common as other countries.
Japan’s still largely a cash based society.
Gift cards are often used for the purpose of buying things online without having to own a credit card.
They’re referred to as gift cards or POSA cards, which stands for Point Of Sale Activation Cards.
You can buy different amounts and use them on sites like Amazon and Rakuten.
Often for games like 3DS, the gift card can be special edition or have freebies!
It’s a great option for shopping online.
(but there’s still the awesome option of cash-on-delivery from Amazon or Rakuten.)