Renting a PO Box in Thailand
Posted 28 July 2010 - 02:58 PM
Posted 28 July 2010 - 03:19 PM
Posted 28 July 2010 - 04:24 PM
I am surprised to hear that you have to pay for that. Actually you are helping them - your mail will not be delivered but you go to the post-office to pick it up.
Such services - P.O. Box - are free in Japan, also for companies, not only for individuals.
A P.O. Box is quite nice if you expect mail from abroad, the sender needs only the postal-code and the box no. and P.O. Box mail is rarely lost, as such mail will not be taken out of the post-office for delivery.
In this sense in your case, a P.O. Box is much better in Chiang Rai main post office than in a small post-office outside of the city.
Posted 28 July 2010 - 04:39 PM
Incidentally, the cost in my local Amphur is only ฿300... but I don't want to list my Amphur when giving my PO Box address.
Posted 28 July 2010 - 04:53 PM
However nowadays most parcels within Japan are not sent anymore by postal services, but by private delivery services, which include not only delivery to the home, but also to pick up your parcels from your own home, even sometimes packing and selling of cartons, tapes etc. - Some pick-up cars are also with freezer for food delivery from rural areas etc. Others are delivering suitcases, and golf-bags, and after use they will pick up them again and deliver them back to your home.
Edited by yohan, 28 July 2010 - 04:54 PM.
Posted 28 July 2010 - 05:01 PM
Indeed, the Japanese are very fortunate they get the service for free.
Posted 29 July 2010 - 12:21 AM
For what do you need a P.O.Box in Japan?
For sure if you have only domestic mail, and this is the big majority of all people living here, you do not need a post office at all. Most domestic mail-services are not done by the post office anymore in Japan, but by private delivery services.
Some services like short-time insurances are done in post-offices however. Some money transfer like taxes. Some delivery of standard letters/leaflets/invitation letters for fairs, some official mail like from courts or ministries.
Most payments like rent, phone etc. are done by banks or you can pay also in convenience stores.
Post office is now mainly used for overseas letters and overseas small parcels only, here in Tokyo many post-offices are already closed, even big ones, like post-office no. 108 near our place, closed including all P.O. Boxes.
Overseas letters are also declining because of E-Mail/internet.
I think, here in Japan postal services declined 80 percent or so during the last 15 years. - Most post offices here in Japan do not even offer any P.O. Box services anymore, the few doing it offering this service for free, of course.
Here in Japan there are many alternatives, especially for domestic services. Post office is for many ordinary Japanese a part of the past.
Edited by yohan, 29 July 2010 - 12:18 AM.
Posted 29 July 2010 - 02:06 AM
Posted 29 July 2010 - 05:11 AM
To suggest ending that free service would eliminate that need, is ridiculous.
Frankly, you narcissism is tiresome.
Posted 29 July 2010 - 11:42 AM
Posted 29 July 2010 - 12:58 PM
Now we're in Hat Yai with a sensible street address there's no need. I think the box rental was about Bht300 a year.
Posted 30 July 2010 - 02:02 PM
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