Quick Tip: Sending a Package? Go to the Convenience Store – Seoulistic

Quick Tip: Sending a Package? Go to the Convenience Store

If you’ve ever needed to send a package, many people automatically think about heading over to the local post office. But in Korea, one of the more convenient places to get your packages delivered are convenience stores!

Korean convenience stores are always open, found on nearly every street corner and have pretty much everything you need. Even if you need a package delivered (CU, GS25 and Buy the Way convenience stores). That means you don’t have to spend time looking for the closest post office and then wait in long lines. You can walk down your building in your pajama pants, pick up a carton of eggs, some milk, and send your package all at the convenience store!

Look for the Post Box machine and start punching away at the buttons to get started on sending your package. It’s all in Korean, so if you need help, all properly trained convenience store clerks should know how to work the machine. And don’t be afraid to bring that small package you want to send back home; they also do international packages. Yay for sending myself delicious Korean snacks!

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.


  1. Che-Cheh says:

    What about letters?

  2. aerisama says:

    Sounds great but are there some convenience stores where they speak english? If not that seems impossible to me LOL

  3. onefiftysix says:

    A very useful tip! Thanks alot! 🙂

  4. snailmailer says:

    do they sell stamps in there too or where I can get them? Can I bring my postcards there? o_o

  5. Tyler says:

    Whaaaaat I totally didn’t know about this. Talk about convenience culture.

  6. Sierra says:

    How much does it usually cost to send a package?

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