International PACKAGE FORWARDING SERVICE
Combine U.S. purchases and save more on international shipping costs
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?
PACKAGE CONSOLIDATION: COMBINE PURCHASES INTO ONE BOX
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:
Package Inspection Service
We can inspect your shipment for accuracy to make sure that it arrives to you just as expected. When your items arrive at OPAS, we check for any damage and make sure the item count matches the declaration*. If you would like your items inspected to make sure they match the declaration exactly, please request inspection service when you add incoming order details. (There is an inspection service option box in Add Incoming Order page. You can simply check the box.) The inspection service may include color/size/product number matching, price tag removal, content split between packages and other special requests. Please include special instructions when sending us a shipment request if necessary. The inspection fee is $5 up to 5 pieces and $1 per each additional piece.
*Declaration: Please log in to OPAS and click ADD INCOMING ORDER DETAILS to let us know your order is coming before it arrives at OPAS.
Package photos let you peek inside your packages!
After 4:00pm before 2:00 pm of the next business day (PST)
Free account – $10 up to 5 boxes, $1 each additional.
Premium account – $5/$1
Super Express Request
Between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm
Free account – $20 up to 5 boxes, $2 each additional.
Premium account – $10/$2