iWhat can I do if I'm not home?n/a    Readers' selection (2013-06-04)

I'm going on vacation which was a decision that was made recently. I'm leaving on July 30th for two weeks.

Unfortunately I have a July order (which was ordered 5 months ago), meaning that when Big in Japan will be sending me the shipment, nobody will be home to pick it up.

What should I do?
If the store refuses to help me hold the shipment for 2 weeks, can I ask USPS to hold it for me for that long then?
Or maybe I can rent a big P.O. box or something?

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02 years ago (2 years ago)ymousymous
Go to the USPS website and hold your mail! They'll hold mail up to a month, including parcels.

Here: (ext link)

eta: oh I see someone else already told you this! Still!
02 years agoshinhawkshinhawk
I'm pretty BiJ allows their customers to delay their invoice during Summer. I remember them sending out e-mails about it last year. You should check with them to make sure if they are doing it again this year.
02 years ago (2 years ago)neptunecadetneptunecadet ~Sayonara no Tsubasa~
Good luck! :) I hope everything works out in the end!
02 years agoterramishuterramishu nyan?
Phew, OK.
I feel better now after reading all your responses. Thank you :)
02 years agoWatchJessieGoWatchJessieGo Magical Girl
I've had packages left at the post office for upwards of two weeks because I didn't have time to pick them up. You'll be fine. ~
02 years ago (2 years ago)R_KasaharaR_Kasahara Let's rock, baby.
To expand on what Tiamat26 has said: you can ask the USPS, in advance, to hold your mail for up to 30 consecutive days. Generally, it's a good idea to file a hold mail request prior to leaving on any long trip. Here's the online form (you can also submit a form in person at your post office, if you'd prefer that) - (ext link)
02 years agokirarakimkirarakim
USPS usually hold international packages for a month anyways
02 years agoTiamat26Tiamat26
Confirming what was already said, you get your postal / UPS service to hold the package for the period of time that you will be away. its the easiest and safest way to go. that way your package will not find itself going back to Japan.
02 years agoSusanooBraveSusanooBrave
I send all my packages Letterlock and they hold your packages for as long as you want free of charge.(Atleast the one I go to)
02 years agoReinierReinier
USPS lets you schedule a redelivery or pickup if the first delivery attempt fails. I believe the website is (ext link) .

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