OPAS’ Schedule for the Holiday Season

International Shipping Holiday Schedule Calendar 2017

The Holiday season is fast approaching, and with an OPAS mailbox for consolidation and international package forwarding, that means wherever you are in the world, you can take advantage of great sales in the US!

Historically, the holiday shopping season has been built around Black Friday, the day after the US holiday of Thanksgiving, which is always the last Thursday in November. In recent years, as online sales have become more and more pivotal to so many US companies, they have expanded these usually-limited-time sales to include more of November, and even October in some cases.

We wanted to take just a few moments to advise you about the important dates to bear in mind for the upcoming shopping season.

November 24: Black Friday. OPAS will be closed, so we will not be able to provide Personal Shopper services on this date.

December 8: this is our recommended receiving deadline; if you want to have items arrive in time for December 25th, it’d be best if they are received at OPAS by this time. We’ll still be shipping and receiving after this date, of course, but the closer you get to Christmas, the fewer options you will have for best economy in shipping.

December 11: the recommended date to submit a shipment request by if you wish to have US Postal Service delivery options, including ePacket.

December 13: you’ll want to have your shipment request in by this date if you want to use our slower, less expensive carrier options like UPS Expedited and FedEx Economy shipping.

December 15: you’ll definitely want to have your requests submitted by this date to ensure delivery before Christmas. At this point, it would be best to use faster methods like UPS Saver and FedEx Priority for shipping.

We will still be open and shipping the week of December 18-22. We will be working as fast as we possibly can to dispatch all your orders, but to ensure delivery by the 25th, we STRONGLY advise that you do not wait until the week of the 18th to complete your shipping request. This is mostly because of the way the weekend falls, and the fact that government customs offices will very possibly be closed and unable to process shipments through.

If you have specific questions, please email us at We want to make sure all of our members know that you can get savings on holiday sales earlier than you might think, and it’s best to not procrastinate on placing your requests for OPAS to ship to you!

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