Is picking up a package at OK Mart the same as 7-11? My Chinese isn’t very good so I just want to be prepared ahead of time
Yeah, it’s fine. Last three digits of your phone number and they’ll probably ask you to confirm your name.
The process is similar, but you have to go to OK Mart instead.
What about Family Mart? Do they offer the same types of services as 7-11?
Yes. And their tea eggs are even cheaper than at 711 these days!
Do convenience stores also keep packages from overseas? Or do you need to collect int’l packages somewhere else?
I do not like Family Mart. I need to walk further. Your mileage may vary.
what do you mean exactly ?
they keep overseas packages from e-commerce websites (e.g. shoppee ).
but you cant ship to a convenience store as a private person (i.e. cant ask your parents to send it to 711).
Exactly what you mean, thanks @izzy !
What if you’re not home to receive personal packages from overseas? I suppose you have to collect yourself at a Chungwha post office only
At the OK Mart near me, I have to go to the open shelves to find my package (sorted by the last 3 digits of phone numbers), and take it to the counter. At Family Mart and 7-11, I tell them the last 3 digits of my phone number, and they get the package for me.
if it was sent by post: the mailman will.leave a note with the address of the post office and package details.
if it was sent by other couriers (e.g. DHL) then they will call you to arrange a time.