After a few requests from members and many nudges, I am putting together a package of tasty convenience store treats for people who are living outside of Japan. (If you live in Japan you can also receive as well).
Japanese convenience stores, conbini, have a fast turn-over of products. Often, new products will only have a shelf life of 1 week, where they get the chance to either sell well and survive as regular products, or be dropped from the lineup and never be heard of again.
The “Conbini Box” will contain about 20-25 items hand picked, hopefully all safe to send overseas. I am expecting the package will cost around US$50 and then postage will vary depending on where you want it sent. You can choose whether you want the expensive EMS tracking post or normal cheaper post which is around US$20-$25.
Many of the items will have been featured in the Conbini Monday series, some items will be new.
I was planning to have the full Conbini Box ready today but didn’t get chance today to visit the Rilakkuma store after getting ill earlier in the day. I am all recovered now so planning to head down there tomorrow and will have final details of pricing, packaging and payment methods. I will put up Yen and US Dollar prices for easy comparison and probably use Paypal for purchasing.
If the “Conbini Box” idea is popular, I will make a new box every month and make it available through this Site. I wish I could email or tweet you some of the stuff, but trust me, it tastes better sent through the regular post.
This is just a taste of what will be available. Hope to have the details ready tomorrow. Start warming up your taste buds.
A few people have asked for different price points on the Conbini Box. What is your favored price? At the lower $35 level you would get less in the box with postage eating up quite a bit of your $35. The $75 box gets better value since postage doesnt spike up too quickly. Sounds like I am talking myself into the middle selection, which might be a balance between the two. Your thoughts?