#216 Paying At The Convenience Store

Credit and debit cards are not used much in Japan – it’s a cash based society.

It’s not uncommon for people to walk around with the equivalent of hundreds of US dollars or British pounds in their wallets

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Japan has still had a boom in online shopping though.

The way they worked it out? Cash on delivery and convenience store payments.

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You can pay at any convenience store using their in-store machine.

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Just go through the menu, input the codes and take the receipt from the machine to the counter to pay!

You can use these machines to book tickets for concerts or even airplanes and to do a variety of payments.

You can even get your items delivered to the convenience store!
Perfect if you’re always away from the house.

But remember… you can always get things redelivered to suit you.

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