The Complete Package is an all-inclusive bundle that provides a smooth transition to your new life abroad!
- Free Used Simple Phone or 50% off Smart Phone (INCLUDED)
- 1 Single 100% Cotton Comforter (queen-size available) (INCLUDED)
- 1 Single Fitted 100% Cotton Sheet Set and Comforter Cover (queen-size available) (INCLUDED)
- 1 Comfort Pillow (plus extra, according to your order) (INCLUDED)
- 1 Single Mattress Pad (Yo) - (queen-size available) (INCLUDED)
- 3 100% Cotton Bath Towel Sets (Each set includes Full-Size Bath Towel, Hand Towel and Washcloth) (INCLUDED)
- 2 White Porcelain Dish Sets (each set includes 1 Cup, 1 Plate, 1 Bowl) (INCLUDED)
- 1 Cookware Set (includes: 1 Pot, 1 Frying Pan, 1 Spatula, 1 Ladle, 1 Kitchen Knife) (INCLUDED)
- 1 Utensil Set (includes: 1 Fork, 1 Spoon, 1 Knife) (INCLUDED)
- 1 Cleaning Kit (INCLUDED)
- TAS Welcome Package (with a complementary T-money transportation card) (INCLUDED)
- 1 Brita Water Pitcher with filter (OPTIONAL)
- 1 Large KVA Power Transformer (OPTIONAL)
- Plug adapters (OPTIONAL)
- Guide Book (OPTIONAL)
- Curling Iron, Blow Dryer, Straightener (OPTIONAL)
- Rice Cooker (OPTIONAL)
- Toaster Oven (OPTIONAL)
- Coffee Grinder, French Press, Electric Kettle (OPTIONAL)
Flexible Return Policy
As with all of our products, if you arrive and find that you do not some of the items you purchased, you can send them back to us for a refund. To guarantee a full refund, items should be unused and in their original packaging. For opened items, a partial refund will be measured. See Article 13 of “Terms and Conditions” for more information on our Returns & Exchange Policy.
Product Details: Look under the FAQ/Extra's tab for more product details.
TAS Cell Phone
Free Used Simple Phone (see more by viewing the full product description here)
TAS used Simple Phones are in “like new” shape, and we fully back any phone you purchase from us. If a phone does not function properly or has technical issues (not caused by the user) while it is in the possession of a customer, TAS will fix or replace the cell phone. Used phones have typically only been used for one year. The used cell phone plan is the same as the TAS Simple Phone plan as described on the used phone page. The used phones come in a variety of different manufacturers, models, styles, and colors, including:
- Manufacturers: Samsung, Cyon, Sky, Anycall, LG, etc.
- Colors: white, black, pink (colors may vary)
- Style: slide or flip
Customers can request certain models during the checkout process by selecting the specific phone type in the drop-down menu above. TAS makes every effort to meet the requests of customers, but of course cannot guarantee that the phone will meet all of the customer's preferences.
New Simple Phone (+$69.99) (see more by viewing the full product description here)
TAS new Simple Phones are brand new phones. In order to have the phone set up and ready to use when a customer arrives, TAS must open the box and register the phone with the service provider. During this process, the language on the phone will be switched from Korean to English, for ease of use. TAS also installs the FREE protective screen film and plastic case for the customer. Please note: even though the box has been opened, the phone is new.
You can upgrade the particular model of new Simple Phone you would like by selecting it in the drop-down menu above.
Smart Phones (New +$119.99, Used +$79.99) (see more by viewing the full product description here)
We provides a simple, cost-effective cell phone service plan without the hassle, the paperwork, or the wait! We offer the shortest smart phone contract available in Korea, giving you an additional amount of flexibility. You do not need to have or wait for your ARC – not only will we have your phone ready for you upon arrival, but you only need to commit to a 9-month contract!
Immediate access to communication is central to a smooth transition.... Unfortunately, getting a phone set up is often a time-consuming and maddening experience as a foreigner in Korea. Many people assume that they will have access to the internet in their apartment upon their arrival, but it too can take a few weeks to arrange. TAS cell phones enable customers to skip these hassles completely by having a phone set up and waiting for them when arrive. The phones, like other TAS products can be waiting at a conveniently arranged location such as the airport, school, office etc. If you are already in Korea, TAS phones can usually be set up and sent out within a day of when they are ordered. Everything is far easier with a phone!
The Arrival Store's 100% Cotton Sheet Set is designed for comfort and style. The 205 thread count sheet set includes:
- one fitted mattress sheet (Single/Queen)
- one or two pillow cases (1 with single set, 2 with queen set)
- duvet/comforter cover as the top sheet. The comforter cover is equipped with corner ties to keep your comforter in place, and a zipper to close (single/queen)
The Arrival Store sheets are available in several colors that will bring a little atmosphere to any apartment.
- Crisp White
- Sharp Navy
- Chocolate Brown
- Silver Gray
- Duvet Cover: 160cm x 220cm (63in x 86in);
- Fitted Sheet: 115cm x 205cm x 35cm (45in x 80in x 14in);
- 1 Pillow Case: 48cm x 70cm; (19in x 27in)
- Duvet Cover: 220cm x 220cm (86in x 86in),
- Fitted Sheet: 155cm x 205 cm x 35cm (61in x 80in x 14in),
- 2 Pillow Cases: 48cm x 70 cm (19in x 27in)
The TAS cotton comforter is filled with microfiber and is suited to keep you warm in the winter, but is light enough to keep you cool during the summer. Add a little style and extend the life of your comforter with a TAS duck down duvet! TAS provides comforters to fit both queen and single sized beds:
- Single 160cm x 210cm (63inches x 82inches)
- Queen 220cm x 220cm (86inches x 86 inches)
- Color: White
- Material: 35% cotton, 65% polyester
- Fill: Polyester
With baggage limits these days, who actually has space to pack a pillow? It is near impossible to save enough room in a suitcase for a pillow – unless you have a high-powered vacuum packer, the pillows are staying home. Because Korean pillows are notoriously firm and uncomfortable, it will take you some time to track down a pillow that suits your preferences. Don’t get stuck rolling up a pair of sweatpants as a pillow – your TAS pillow will be waiting for you when you arrive, and will be a needed relief to help you get over jet lag just a little bit quicker. And if you love your pillows, you might as well just grab two!
- Our pillows are 50cm x 70cm (20inches x 27 inches)
- The pillows are filled with polyfill and covered in a simple 100% cotton liner.
- Complies with western-style pillow standards.
Packing towels from home occupies valuable space and weight in suitcases. Unfortunately, full-size bath towels are uniquely difficult to track down in Korea. Most Koreans use hand-sized microfiber towels after a shower. If an expat is lucky enough to find full size towels, they are usually disappointed with the texture, quality, and prices. Dont worry - after working hard to find towels that met our standards, we decided to import high-grade bath towels, hand towels and wash cloths in great colors to keep our customers happy. The towels are 100% soft cotton, durable, and provide plenty of fabric to cozy-up in after a warm shower!
Full-sized bath towels are available in five colors that will light up any bathroom:
- Ivory White
- Gray Blue
Bath Towel Dimensions: 27 in x 60 in (70 cm x 140 cm)
Hand Towel Dimensions: 16 in x 24 in (40 cm x 60 cm)
Wash Cloth Dimensions: 12 in x 12 in (30 cm x 30 cm)
The 1KVA transformer converts 220 volt electricity (Korea) to 120 volt electricity (North America). It accommodates both 2 and 3 prong North American plugs. It is appropriate for higher power items such computers, televisions, and curling irons. It has enough juice to power several items through a power strip as well as long as the items do not exceed the voltage limits of the 1KVA transformer explained below. To determine if it is the right device for your electronics or if you need the extra large 3KVA transformer, please view the information here.
(For use with electrical items from North America, United Kingdom, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, and New Zealand)
The Extra-Safe Universal Plug Adapter enables items with different plug shapes to work with Korean outlets. The adapter has a safety shutter and lights that indicate which voltage is being conducted by the outlet (220 or 120). The indicator lights help users be sure that they are plugging items into outlets that are conducting the appropriate voltage and helps users avoid fire hazards and damaged items.
Warning: plug adapters do not convert power, and should only be used with items that have 220 volt power capability or a built in power transformer. For more information, please view the information here.
A good thing to be mentally prepared for: chances are high that your new apartment will be messy when you arrive. Kimchi mold in the fridge... Bugs in the kitchen... Hair in the shower... Dirt caked into the floor... And these are just a few of the stories we've heard over the years.
To make sure our customers are able to settle in without a serious case of the heeby jeebies, we provide pre-packaged cleaning kits that will equip you for your first deep clean.
Your Cleaning Kit includes:
- 1 toilet paper roll (non-scent single ply roll)
- 1 paper towel roll (non-scent, 130 sheets)
- 1 dish soap package (anti-bacterial dish soap, 292 ml)
- 1 dish scrubber (Scotch Brite soap dispensing dish wand)
- 1 scrub brush (cleaning brush with handle and 12 cm long bristle)
- 1 spray-bottle multi-purpose cleaning solution (800ml, all purpose cleaner, fresh mint scent)
- 1 bar of soap (100g bar for bathroom or kitchen use)
- 1 dish towel set (includes 3 household shammy cloths, 15in x 15in (40cmx40cm))
- 1 magic sponge (a sponge for scrubbing surfaces)
- 1 dust pan set (hand broom and dust pan)
The welcome package is a bundle of helpful information that will help you get settled into Korea.
It includes items like city maps, general information about Korea, event calendars, subway map, coupons, area information, brochures about Korea, English Magazines and a complementary T-money transportation card.
Items included in TAS Welcome Packages change each month and may include various items more/less than those listed above.
- Eliminate 98% of lead, benzene, mercury, and copper in the water
- Reduce chlorine, bad tastes, and odors
- Prevent bacteria growth in filter
- Reduce sediment and water hardness
- Each filter has a 40 gallon capacity (181 liters). It is recommended to change the filters every 2 months.
- Keep using TAS when you need replacement filters for your water pitcher!
Drinking tap water in South Korea is not recommended.
Even though it is said to be potable in some areas, Koreans use sophisticated and expensive water filtration systems that cost $300- $1000s of dollars.
Water filter pitchers are somewhat difficult to find in Korea, but are an affordable and sufficient solution for those only planning to spend a year or two in the country. Of course bottled water can be purchased in every grocery store and convenience store, but taking a walk to the corner store early in the morning or late at night because there is no drinking water is a major hassle (not to mention the amount of waste you’ll accumulate!). Buying bottled water everyday becomes quite expensive and is tough on the environment. Spending a little bit of money up front will end up saving you quite a bit of cash and a whole lot annoying trips to the store.
The thing in my room that looks like a mattress, feels nothing like a mattress!
Korean mattresses are slightly softer than concrete. Not to worry – TAS provides several options for affordable mattress pads. The pads can be laid over the stiff Korean mattress and held in place with the TAS fitted sheet. The mattress pads can also be used directly on the floor for house guests.
“Yo” Korean mattress pad
“The Snoozer” Feather Top
“The Dreamer” Memory Foam
Shipping note: Due to the size of the mattress pads, they must be shipped alone. An additional $4.00 shipping charge will apply to the total order.
Cook like the locals! With a reputation as one of Korea's best, this Teflon-coated rice cooker will have you eating like a local in no time. Why settle for anything less than the best? We'll even knock down the price for you, because everyone knows that good rice is vital in Asia!
This easy-to-use Kukin Toaster Oven is a hit! If you like baking, or simply enjoy a slice of toast in the morning, this is a small accessory that will change your day-to-day significantly.
Sometimes living in another culture can get to be a little bit tiring. The simple comforts of familiarity and home can really make a difference. If you don't love the idea of using chopsticks 100% of the time, this fork, spoon, and knife set might be exactly what you need in your apartment.
We often hear stories from newly arrived TAS customers about the odd and mismatched items they find in their kitchen cabinents. The stories usually sound something like: "I had one chopstick, one mug, and a serving bowl - and they all came from different sets." Our dish sets are simple, sturdy, and white. Our TAS friends and enthusiasts love having a matching dish set - after all, it's a perfect way for you to start making your kitchen feel like home!
- 1 plate (24.2cm diameter, 2.8cm tall)
- 1 bowl (16.2cm diameter, 6.6cm tall)
- 1 coffee mug (280ml, 8.2cm in diameter, 9.7cm tall)
Hair Care Products
Curling Iron: If you use a curling iron to help you look your best, ACI 1-9 digital Ceramic Curling Iron will get you started off on the right foot. No plug adapters or converters will be necessary for this curling iron because it's all set for the 220 voltage. The 25mm, negatively charged ion, curling iron will help you make curls in minutes!
Straightener: Worried about how you're going to straighten your hair in Korea? Intimidated by the different voltages and plug adapters? Look no further the Bella V2 will have you covered and won't break the bank. Start off your new life with the hair you're used to by having this hair straightener waiting for you when you arrive or shipped to you in a day or two!
Blow Dryer: Skip the mess of trying to get your blow dryer from home to work in Korea, and have one waiting for you when you arrive! The PH-2050 will do the job and then some. This full sized and affordable blow dryer has 3 temperature settings and 1300 watts, not to mention negative ions. No need for a plug adapter or power converter with this Hair Dryer, you can plug this right in to the wall in Korea!
Seoul Survivor Guide Book to Living and Working in South Korea
Written by Ryan Weaver Illustrations by Hong Seok-jin
Learning about a host country’s culture, etiquette, and social/business practices can play an important role in speeding up the acclimation process. Unfortunately, while learning about a new environment may be adequate for some, individuals traveling abroad to work, study and live often neglect a very important part of the expatriate puzzle - THEMSELVES. If you really want to be happy and successful in your new home you must also fine tune and develop new skills for dealing with uncharted obstacles and personal issues that may be waiting for you around the corner.
The Apprentice Kitchen Set includes:
- Kitchen Flower Kitchen Knife +$4.99
- Plastic Mixing Bowl 23cm +$5.99
- Frying Pan 24cm +$9.99
- Cooking Pot 17cm +$9.99
- Cook It Ladle +$5.99
- Cook It Flipper +$5.99
The Journeyman Kitchen Set includes:
- Kitchen Aid Frying Pan set (20cm Egg Pan, 28cm Frying Pan, 28cm Wok, Lid Handle) +$41.99
- Bamboo Cooking Set +$5.99
- Silicone Spatula +$4.99
- Egg Beater +$7.99
- Stainless Steel Whisk +$5.99
- Paper Towel Holder +$4.99
- Kitchen Knife +$4.99
- Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl +$4.99
The Master Kitchen Set includes:
- Happy Call Frying Pan set (Fourcell 28cm Frying Pan, 28cm Wok, Lid) +$74.99
- Bamboo Cooking Set +$5.99
- Silicone Spatula +$4.99
- Egg Beater +$7.99
- Stainless Steel Whisk +$5.99
- Paper Towel Holder +$4.99
- Kitchen Knife +$4.99
- Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl +$4.99
RatingReviewed by brian p
As I said I wish you had offered (and encouraged me to buy) slippers in an American size. Teachers are on their feet all day long, and for the first several days I was wearing slippers that did not fit because Koreans have smaller feet than Americans. Other than that your service was wonderful and made my first few days a lot nicer than they would have been.
RatingReviewed by Anda M.
So friendly and efficient, it was a pleasure to use their services. Speedy delivery too.
RatingReviewed by Michelle D.
You guys are wonderful!!! Appreciate your services
RatingReviewed by Melissa T.
My son is teaching in Korea. TAS allows me to send him care packages and gives me the feeling of still being able to care for him so far from home! TAS goes above and beyond to help me in any way they can. There was a hick up with the site and I couldn't get my order to go through. I decided I would try again the next day. Before I could do that TAS not only emailed me but called me on the phone saying they say I was having trouble and wanted to make sure I got the order done and on it's way. I love TAS!
RatingReviewed by stephanie o.
I'm located in Ulsan SK and upon my arrival a small package was ready for pick up....I was able to use my cell immediately and didn't have to worry about plugging in my electronics! I was worried that my other packages might not make it to my school on time since I only got the address a few days before moving into my new apt but I was pleasantly surprised to find the remaining packages at my school ready for move in when I was! The kitchenware is great, quality pots and excellent chefs knife! The only kitchen product that could use an update would be the cutting board....it's a bit flimsy. The linens are soft and were a perfect fit on the bed and the cleaning supplies were exactly what I needed to get myself settled in. It was a great weight lifted off my shoulders knowing I had everything in Korea waiting for me thanks to TAS! A special thank you to Kelsey and Nate who were quick to answer all my questions and put my mind at ease. Great products and great service thank you for making my move seamless and my transition easier :)
RatingReviewed by Maret
Every interaction I've had with TAS has been fantastic. It's not everyday that a company responds to emails so promptly and to phone calls so warmly. It's like having friends here in Korea to help with whatever you need! Thanks, TAS.
RatingReviewed by Purplefashgirl
I really enjoyed your service and the staff's willingness to help. They all were very professional and easy to talk to. I hope TAS continues to grow for the better! ^-^)b
RatingReviewed by Tankia
I ordered the complete package along with a lot of extras and they all have been very useful for my time in Korea. But, I will choose a few items to review. The most useful items are the smart phone, transformer, kitchen set, toaster oven, electric kettle, Brita water purifier, adapters, memory foam mattress and other bedding needs, as well as the Korean phrasebook. All of the items came packaged well and arrived on time and ready to use. This is my first smartphone ever, and I use it every day, and the unlimited data plan is awesome because I can download apps and maps to help navigate. I also take a lot of photos with it.
Also, having it as soon as I arrived in Korea was a phenomenal idea, otherwise I would not have been able to contact any of my family to let them know I made it safely. The transformer is great because I do not have to worry about my laptop or other American electronics getting damaged. The adapter is great for when I take my laptop to work and I can just plug it in there without taking the transformer. I love tea so having an electric kettle is very easy and it works perfectly and boils the water fast. The kitchen set and toaster oven are great for me because I cook at home and since I do not have an oven I can use the toaster oven for most things. The Brita water purifier saves me from having to buy bottled water and it also very easy to set up. My mattress is very comfortable, I wish I bought two because turns out my bed is bigger than expected. I think it is too good because sometimes I do not want to wake up from sleep. I love my micro blanket, it’s very comfortable, and warm especially since it’s getting cooler now. I have used my Korean phrasebook often for shopping or just to get help with finding my way around the city. I definitely recommend it for those who do not know any Korean like me. I also use it to learn Korean too and I try to practice with my co-teachers.
Overall, I am very happy with my purchases with no regrets and purchasing from The Arrival Store has helped ease my nerves about setting up my apartment and saved me on packing space.