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Why I am happy to live in Japan – Part 9: Delivery Companies
The quality of service provided by delivery companies (including the Post Office) in Japan is amazing. We can choose the date and time when we want a package to be delivered, and most companies will re-deliver a package for free if nobody is home to receive it. I can’t imagine getting a free re-delivery or choosing the time for a night or weekend delivery from an American company. Delivery workers are polite and friendly, and generally speaking deliveries are made on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as late in the evenings. I have only had trouble with a damaged package one time, and I have never had a package that was lost.
Another service that is not generally available in America is paying cash for a delivery when it arrives. For example, in Japan, I can buy something on Amazon or Rakuten without a credit card. Then, I just pay cash to the delivery person when my purchase arrives. This is very convenient, and also good for people who don’t like to use credit cards. Delivery companies can also make pick-ups and deliveries at convenience stores and other locations around town, which makes them even easier to use for people who are busy or work outside the home.