When Apple Won’t Ship to Package Forwarders

Apple is a worldwide leader in digital devices due to their technological capabilities and design, so it’s no wonder why so many consumers desire to own their products. Macbooks, iPads,  iPhones, and wearable technology like the Apple Watch are in high-demand from online shoppers within the US and abroad. Many international shoppers favor purchasing Apple … Read more

Tips for Shipping to Australia from USA Stores

Shipping to Australia from USA | OPAS Blog

If you are shipping to Australia from USA retailers it’s important to be aware of the barriers you can run into and how to shop so you can avoid them. In this post, we cover why Australian consumers are buying products from America, how customs and duties works, what is items are restricted when it … Read more

Shipping Dangerous Goods: What You Need to Know

Whether you are shipping internationally or domestically, it is essential to understand the term dangerous goods and what products fall under that category. By understanding how this aspect of the shipping process functions you can avoid any unforeseen delays and costs that accumulate at customs later down the road. This post will cover what is … Read more

Holiday Shopping Season Preparation | Black Friday Tips

Holiday Shopping Season Preparation | OPAS Blog

The 2018 holiday shopping season has started as shoppers are planning their Christmas lists and patiently anticipating Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale announcements. November through December is historically known as the busiest shopping months of the year in America as consumers stock up on heavily discounted items and purchase gifts for the holidays. It’s … Read more

The Benefits of Declaring Items in Advance When Shipping Internationally

Declaring Items Cover | OPAS Blog

If you ship internationally at all, it’s important to understand how customs works and what declaring items means when you are shipping a package. When shipping with OPAS there are benefits to declaring your items with us in advance, one major benefit being the time saved. In this post, we’ll dive into what it means … 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 sent to you. Steve shared with us some of the common questions that our customers ask about receiving and shipping. … Read more

10 Online Stores You’ve Never Heard Of

One of the most difficult aspects of online shopping can simply be that there’s SO many options! The presence of online giants like Amazon can also be overwhelming, and sometimes based on that, shoppers may miss out on some of the less-known stores. One of the greatest benefits of OPAS membership is limitless access to … Read more

International Shipping Solutions For Online Businesses

Here at OPAS, we think it’s worth pointing out that our US mailing address forwarding service is great for businesses as well as individuals, and understanding that could help you get more from your time online – and even help your business in the process. We receive, package and send your stuff for the lowest … Read more

The Story Of Our Founder, Part 2

We continue with our entertaining series of blog posts written by our president and founder Toshiyasu Abe. Today, I’d like to share a story from my youth, when I was traveling the world. I was only 19 years old when I visited Europe for the first time.  Just like my trip from Japan to the U.S., … Read more

Back To School Sales

Back To School Sales

It’s probably still the middle of summer where you are, or even the middle of winter if you live ‘down under’. But believe it or not, here in the U.S. we are getting ready to start the new school year. Back To School Sales Back to school sales have more recently played a major part in … Read more