Hello! I’m new to Taipei, currently on the apartment search (let me know if you have anything in Shilin) and I’m wondering what people do if they do not have a doorman or security guard to receive packages? It seems the apartments without one are significantly cheaper. I unfortunately can only receive small letters/postcards at work, and I’m worried if I order something from Amazon for example, I won’t be home to receive the package.
Just to add to this, I’ve ordered stuff from Amazon UK&US and they have quite a good system where they speak to you but when they realise you can’t speak Chinese they send you a delivery text in both Mandarin and American English “You wanna get your package…” and the redelivery driver for me every (3) time has had at least enough English to be able to guide him to a random block of flats behind where SatNav says he’s going (disclaimer - Im ex-Amazon, but so far it feels to me that the delivery companies are aware and have efficient funnels)
I receive packages from Amazon via SF Courier, the call me in advance to arrange pickup (it’s not a special service…i pick the cheapest shipping option).
Different online stores operate in different ways though, for B&H I get stuff via regular mail and I have to go to the post office to pick it up after attempted delivery.