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TWCC36 – Why to Avoid China Post and How to Buy Stuff Online, Episode 36

We’re back for another episode of Two White Chicks in China!

Our question this week comes from Caihao, who’s our newest fan, and says ‘Hello Hollie and Nora, I’d really like to know your comments about China’s POST service. Do you girls have difficulties sending or receiving packages and mail? What are your suggestions? And I am curious about how foreigners use e-shopping such as Taobao, Tianmao, Alipay, etc.’

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In This Episode We Talk About…

  • Comments and apologies (yes, we’ve been gone for ages)
  • Some of projects, including the WCC Contest, and our partnership with Loqu8.
  • Our fact of the week is on Single’s Day (双十一) last week, an Entrepreneur tried to sell Vietnamese brides on Taobao!
  • Our question from Caihao
  • Using China Post
  • How much we love privatized delivery services.
  • Those cool new parcel lockers.
  • Our love affair with Taobao.
  • How difficult it is to set up an account.
  • Send us a letter to the Written Chinese Office:
  • Room 2509, Building A, United Plaza, 5022 Binhe Road, Futian District, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, China. (Chinese address: 深圳市福田区联合广场A座2509)

  • Our Chinese words of the week are ‘快递‘ (kuài dì) which means ‘express delivery’.
  • DON’T FORGET TO CLAIM YOUR FREE WCC DICTIONARY FLASHCARDS! Use the promocode ‘twowhitechicks’ for your free set of dating flashcards. Read these instructions to claim your Chinese flashcards!
  • If you have a question for us, please send us a voicemail or leave us a message below!
  • People and Companies We Mentioned in the Show

    Episode Length 48:53

    Thanks so much for tuning in. Join us again next Thursday for our next topic and another question from one of our listeners!
    If you want to ask us a question you can Send us a Voicemail!

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    Thanks for listening guys!
    – Hollie & Nora

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