No matter what country you’re from, missing a package is something we can all relate to. But when you’re living in Korea, we have a really simple tip so that you’ll never miss a package! Go go Power Rangers! 😀
If you didn’t know, online shopping in Korea is one of the best ways to shop. For the best websites (i.e. Gmarket), you’ll have to have a certain level of Korean to navigate yourself, but we all have a Korean friend that’s willing to help, right? Shop online and you’ll take advantage of the best deals and the delivery is usually free as well. But if you’re usually busy out and about, then you won’t have time to wait around for that package!
Although Korea is generally crime free, nonviolent crimes like stealing isn’t absent from Korea. So to be safe, here are your options:
Front Desk Ajeossi (경비 아저씨 / gyeongbi ajeossi) – usually found in officetels and apartment complexes, you won’t need to worry about missing a package if you have the luxury.
Neighborhood Convenience Stores – Since there are many convenience stores in major cities like Seoul or Busan, many delivery men will just leave your package at a nearby convenience store. They will hold it for residents for no charge at all.
Did you know that you can also send packages at convenience stores?