What Makes A Good Package Forwarding Service?

No matter where you are around the world, a package forwarding service can be your best friend if you love to shop. At OPAS, we strive to make the best U.S.-based brands available to people no matter where they come from. Needless to say, there are many international package forwarding companies out there, and we believe ours is the best.

We want you to make an informed decision, so let’s discuss some of the ways you can tell if you are dealing with a good package forwarding service.

What makes a good package forwarding service?

1) A Reliable Package Forwarding Service Has Been Around For A Long Time

The number of global package forwarding services is expanding. However, you shouldn’t trust your packages to just anyone. The longer a package has to travel, the more likely it is to be damaged, so care is needed. OPAS has been serving customers since 1990!

2) A Good Package Forwarder Will Provide Fast Service

One of the major issues in the package forwarding industry has to do with speed. Of course, our customers understand that distance traveled is beyond our control. Unlike some other companies, though, we forward your packages right away if you choose that option, and never delay your shipments unless the law requires it.

3) A Good Package Forwarder Has An Excellent Reputation

At OPAS, we have worked hard to ensure that virtually all of our packages arrive just as expected. We do everything possible to ensure that your packages get to you unscathed. Likewise, we service dozens of countries around the world — far more than our competitors.

4) A Good Package Forwarding Service Isn’t Just A Package Forwarding Service

In 2012, our company purchased Ship2Me.com, another major firm in the global forwarding space. This has helped us expand our catalogue of brands and ensure that you get great service each and every time. Unlike others, we also have a personal shopping service.

If you use a less established package forwarding service, these issues can arise:

  • Damaged or lost packages due to misrouting of shipments on the forwarder’s side.
  • Unexpected charges and fees, such as U.S. sales tax, that OPAS never passes on to you. (in fact, we offer the 0% Sales Tax Guarantee: If you have to pay US Sales Tax, OPAS will refund your shipping cost.)
  • Poor customer service, making it difficult for you to follow up on your issues.

When it comes to getting the best brands at the best price anywhere on the planet, OPAS is the clear choice! To find out more about us or get started, please email us at any time. Our international shipping experts are waiting to hear from you.

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    • The request to ship can be submitted any time after the item(s) are received. We don’t automatically ship because so many of our customers prefer to consolidate multiple orders into a single shipment to ensure best shipping value; so we put control over the shipping schedule in the hands of our members. Once submitted, it takes us 24-48 business hours to process (usually done within 24, and Express processing is available for a small fee) and as long as there are no issues with payment, the package will ship at that point. As for actual transit time, that depends on the service selected. Our fastest services delivery anywhere in the world in 2-4 days, and slower US Postal or airmail options can be up to two weeks, but it is generally not longer than that. Our best balance of value and speed is in UPS Expedited or FedEx Economy, which both have a 4-7 day transit time, and are the services our customers select most frequently.

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