Mail-order and retail business
In the office mail-order business, centered on the “Kaunet” office mail-order business in Japan, the Company has developed diversified businesses such as mail-order businesses for individuals, a wholesale business, electronic purchasing systems, and the operation of information sites and aims at contributing to customers by providing ‘things (mono),’ ‘systems,’ and ‘information.’ In China, the Company has rolled out the ‘Easybuy’ office mail-order business and offers services to many local enterprises in the Shanghai and Beijing regions.
In the retail business, centered on LmD International Co., Ltd., the Company operates ‘The Conran Shop,’ a home furnishings shop founded by Sir Terence Orby Conran, the well-known English designer and writer, and ‘Actus,’ an interior shop.
1. Office Mail-order Business
In addition to the “Kaunet” office mail-order business for business establishments, the Company not only delivers good products quickly by the “With Kaunet” bulk purchasing system for large business establishments and the “Benri Net”, a company-wide online bulk purchasing system but also rolls out mail-order businesses that increase the efficiency and lower the cost of customers’ operations. Moreover, the Company operates “My Kaunet” and the “Kau Mall’ Internet shops for individuals.
Information site business
“Soumu no Mori,” an information site for administrators working in their company’s general affairs department, and “Watashi Migaki,” a community site that provides useful information for working women, not only offer information that is useful to customers but also hold seminars. These contribute to improving the work style of customers by products (mono = entities) as well as information (koto = process).
The Company utilizes the purchasing power from its 700 suppliers and sells stationery products, office supplies, office equipment, OA supplies, school supplies and office furniture to distributors. The Company not only provides products but also supports the business of users by bringing together a distribution function that includes delivery to end-users.
1. Retail business
The Conran Shop
Aiming for design that raises the quality of everyday living, The Conran Shop is a home furnishings shop that provides products that are both functional and feature beautiful design to make daily life more enjoyable, such as interior items carefully selected from around the world by the certain eye of Terence Conran, the English interior designer, as well as original items of its own design.
The Conran Shop presents high quality lifestyles through directly managed stores, a Web business, and a business that targets the corporate market.
Based on the concept of ‘gracious living,’ Actus is a lifestyle shop that puts forward original furniture which is particular about design and materials, overseas-brand imported furniture, assorted small articles that adorn living, and miscellaneous fabric items.
In addition to presenting interior products through a nationwide network of directly managed stores, a wholesale business, and a business that targets the corporate market, Actus also serves as a base for broadcasting the latest trends.
- Actus Co., Ltd.
- LmD International Co., Ltd.
- LmD Co., Ltd.
- KAUNET Co., Ltd.
- KOKUYO Commerce(Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
- KOKUYO Finance Co., Ltd.
- Forest Co.,Ltd.