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INTERNATIONAL PACKAGE FORWARDING SERVICE

Combine US purchases and save more on international shipping costs

PACKAGE FORWARDING

In this tutorial we will cover some of the things you should keep in mind when using a package forwarder. It’s great to get low cost products from the US but there are some things you should understand to make the most of your shopping and international shipping experience.

REASONS TO USE A PACKAGE FORWARDING SERVICE

Many stores in the USA will not ship internationally. The main reason for this is customs regulations and international shipping requirements are complex and smaller stores simply do not have the personnel or experience needed to handle international shipping. The solution is to get a US Address from a package forwarding company and have your US purchases shipped there. Once you have all the items you want in your virtual mailbox you can log into your account and request to have your purchases shipped to your home address in your country. OPAS currently ships to over 220 countries.

WILL YOU BE CHARGED SALES TAX ON YOUR PURCHASES?

Many forwarding companies are located in a State that charges Sales Tax so in many cases you may be charged sales tax on purchases. OPAS is located in the State of Oregon which has NO SALES TAX. So any purchases you have shipped to your OPAS address will have no sales tax. This can save you between 7% and 10% on your purchases compared to other forwarders.

PACKAGE CONSOLIDATION: COMBINE PURCHASES INTO ONE BOX

You will save the most money by purchasing multiple items from different stores and then have them combined and shipped together in one box to your final destination. When you are ready to ship your items, OPAS will consolidate your packages into as few boxes possible (usually one box). Just select the items you want consolidated in the shipment and we’ll pack them all together to save you the most on international shipping costs.

SOME STORES WON’T SHIP TO PACKAGE FORWARDERS

There are cases where some stores do not ship to Freight Forwarders. When this occurs the store usually just cancels the order. For example some of our customers are able to order from Apple.com but many times Apple will just cancel the order randomly.


We offer two options if your order is canceled by the store:

ALTERNATE ADDRESS

We’ll provide you an alternate address where you can attempt to order the items to. This address is not linked to your OPAS address and many stores will ship to this address and not block it. You can request this alternate address from your account center.

PERSONAL SHOPPER SERVICE

You tell us what you want to purchase and one of our personal shoppers will make the purchase for you. It will be received into your account like all other packages. This service allows you to purchase from almost any store.
BadrBadr

Great service and very professional with deliveries. Staff are always polite and efficient. Highly recommend it. 👍🏻

Yoshimoto MasayukiYoshimoto Masayuki

Great service. The package is very carefully packed and shipment is so quick. Not too expensive.

Catherine CraigCatherine Craig

Neat service. Always wondered if services like this existed. Pretty convenient. Wish shipping fees were a tad more reasonable, however.

Koibuchi TakeshiKoibuchi Takeshi

They reported a package damage on receipt before transferring to me and they repacked the item so none of the contents fortunately didnt miss. This is not their fault at all but the shipping costs of any careers offered, can be generally costly so it is advisable to restrict your goods only to what are unavailable otherwise and really necessary for you.

Rena AbeRena Abe

Japanese quality customer service. I would surely use it again.

Timea CserhegyiTimea Cserhegyi

Perfect package collecting and delivering service from US to EU. Highly recommended

Ayako TasakiAyako Tasaki

Customer service is good.Quick response!Thank you.

Alex StallwoodAlex Stallwood

very good service
good customer service