With regards to my Taobao/China shopping service, from 24 January to 4 February, the warehouse and logistics team I work with is on break, so I am unable to place any orders or process any shipments during this period.
You are still welcome to send your orders, but there's not much I can do aside from receiving payment from you. The sellers may not be able to check their stock so I wouldn't recommend ordering during this time.
Exception: It is highly unlikely that sellers will release any limited order period item during Chinese New Year, but if there are any such orders, I can place the order using my own account.
Please be reminded that made to order items (e.g. cosplay, lolita) will take a longer time than usual to complete because the factories will be closed for the holidays. If you place your order now, unless the seller otherwise states, expect your purchase to only be ready in mid/late February or even March.
No news from my Taiwan deputy yet, but the holiday period is likely to be similar. The Japanese shopping service is business as usual.
During this period, I will be busy with Chinese New Year stuff as well, so expect slower replies.
Thanks for your understanding and happy CNY to those who celebrate it!
Chinese New Year is in end January, but many Chinese will take leave or go on holiday by as early as mid January to make their way back home. On top of that, many services will be affected during the Chinese New Year, such as the domestic and international postal services.
Please note that I may also have to temporarily cease my shopping service nearer to and during the holidays if the warehouse and warehouse staff are on holiday. I will provide more specific details on the official rest days as soon as I have them.
Made to order items (e.g. cosplay, lolita) will take a longer time than usual to complete because the factories will be closed for the holidays. If you place your order now, unless the seller otherwise states, expect your purchase to only be ready in mid or late February.