7 Simple Steps to Using a Package Forwarding Service

Were you aware many online stores require customers to ship orders to a U.S. address? Unless you live in the States, that doesn’t make online shopping convenient. We have great news for international shoppers, including people who buy and resell. By using a package forwarding service, you can order as much as you want from any … Read more

How to Reduce the Cost of Import Duties: 7 Money-Saving Tips

Need to make sure import duties for your business are on point? There are some things you should know first. Import duties are very important in international trade. However, there are plenty of companies and businesses that may pay more duties than is required by law. This could affect the profitability of any business greatly. It is … Read more

How Can Package Forwarding Make Your Packing and Shipping Easier?

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Packing and shipping anything can be more of a nightmare than you first think. There are so many different options today. Finding the best deal with a reliable shipper who is going to get your goods to you or your customers on time can be time-consuming and an exercise in trial and error that you … Read more

The Best Parcel Forwarding Services for International Shoppers

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The global freight forwarding market is growing. In 2017, it grew by 8%, meaning there are new entrants into the market offering parcel forwarding services. The services are essential as they’re crucial in planning the logistics that make an international business succeed. If you’re new to international business, you may not fully understand the impact of … Read more

Sneakers to Buy in the US this Spring

We have a lot of members that enjoy purchasing designer shoes and sneakers from the US so we wanted to share some top suggestions for sneakers to buy in the US for the current 2019 spring season. We included popular picks from Adidas, SSENSE, and more. Check them out and follow the retailer link if … Read more

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

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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

Holiday Shopping Season Preparation | Black Friday Tips

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The 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 a … Read more

The Benefits of Declaring Items in Advance When Shipping Internationally

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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