Your package has arrived. Your phone rings and… uh oh!
Conquering Taobao in China and successfully getting a package delivered to your home or place of work is one of the most rewarding feelings. On the other hand, talking to delivery drivers on the phone is probably one of the most stressful experiences an expat living in China can go through. Instead of passing the phone off to a colleague or simply ignoring the call, I’ll teach you the phrases you need to confidently communicate with them over the phone.
Your phone rings. It’s probably the delivery guy. But he’s babbling Chinese at you super fast. You hang up. He calls back. Your package has arrived, but if you don’t pick it up in time, it might get sent back. Or he might leave it outside in the rain. Or it might get put in one of those confusing mail holding boxes, or at the corner store. The possibilities are endless.[Read more…] about Talking to Delivery Drivers in China