Quick Tip: How to Never Miss a Package Delivery in Korea

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Source: Naver Blog

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?

Keith
Keith
Keith Kim is a Korean-American who has been living in Korea for almost a decade. Being in a unique position as both a Korean and a non-Korean, he's put all his experience and knowledge for surviving in Korea in Survival Korean . Read it to learn how you can survive in Korea. Follow him on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.

6 Comments

  1. Benjamin Orchard says:

    Wow, this would be so handy for me right about now! I have two different packages on their way and I have no idea which day they are going to arrive! >_<

  2. Billy says:

    How will we know if the packages are left at the convenient stores? Will the delivery man notify us somehow?

  3. Abe Rystwyth says:

    Is there a way to request that a package be left at either of the two options you provided? Or are you just informing people that packages may not always be outside your door?

    • Keith says:

      Yes if you leave a message on your online order you can. Also, when delivery come and you’re not home they will usually call. At that time you can request. Or they will tell you what they did with your package.

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