Read about shipping tips and techniques and top trending U.S. products and sales.

OPAS’ Schedule for the Holiday Season

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! …

Read more

Portland Soccer / Football

There are men’s and women’s professional soccer teams based in Portland, Oregon where OPAS is located. The men’s team is the “Portland Timbers” and the women are the “Portland Thorns”. Last weekend (September 2, 2017), …

Read more

Japanese Saké Summer Festival in Portland, Oregon

On Saturday, August 26, one of America’s most well known and awarded saké producers, SakéOne hosted its SakéOne Summer Festival. This end of summer festival featured local food vendors, Oregon craft beer, Willamette Valley wine …

Read more

Amazon Prime Day Brings Voice First Home

Did you participate in Prime Day 2017? If you didn’t, you are in the minority (almost)! Amazon created this new shopping holiday in 2015, and this year’s sales beat last year’s by 60%. Amazon doesn’t …

Read more


The Story of Our Founder – Part 4

Soon after my arrival in Edinburgh I spend a few days at a youth hostel in Paris. There I met another Japanese traveler who told me about his experience working at farms in Switzerland in …

Read more

international shipping

Your Questions About Shipping Pt. 2

  We are excited to continue our conversation with our Warehouse Manager, Steve. Today he talks to us about questions our OPAS members have about shipping.  I want to receive some shoes. Will you send …

Read more

Your Questions About Shipping Pt. 1

We recently sat down with our OPAS Warehouse Manager, Steve. He is in charge of your orders from the moment they come through our doors until they are consolidated and securely packaged and ready to be …

Read more

What New Users are Asking

OPAS recently participated in a New Year’s event held at a Japanese shopping center in suburb of Portland. The Shogatsu Matsuri or New Year’s Festival was a three day event with several booths for selling …

Read more

Be safe online when shopping internationally

‘Tis the Season: For Phishing! (WARNING!)

As the holiday shopping season ramps up, the savvy online shopper must be prepared to protect themselves from the many, many individuals out there who want to steal your vital financial information through scam emails.