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.

Catherine CraigCatherine Craig

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

Gary GuoGary Guo

Love this service! I use them to ship my packaged and when I first joined they were very friendly and attentive over the phone to answer all my questions. This company is very customer friendly and I recommend it to anyone looking for a package forwarding service!

Imran KhanImran Khan

Great service, fast shipping keep it up. I will choose you over others any day. You always trusted.

Mike DoneyMike Doney

Simply the easiest way to not only save money on shipping by consolidating your purchases into one parcel, but allows you to purchase from suppliers that won’t ship outside of the US. Take advantage of sellers that offer free domestic shipping and have all your ebay items sent in one go.
Choose your method of shipping and not what a seller wants to use. Take advantage of weight limits and ship the maximum you can for a particular shipping rate.
The customer service is exceptional and queries are responded to promptly.
After nearly 12 months and frequent monthly shipments (30 days free storage so you can stock up) I would estimate I have saved 2 or 3 thousand dollars in shipping.
If you purchase from the US on a regular basis yyou can’t go wrong using this service.

Beyers HerbstBeyers Herbst

Smooth, hassle free transaction. Awaiting my first parcel.

Inaba AtsushiInaba Atsushi

初めての利用でも日本語サポートがあり、不明な点など
にも答えてくれる親切な対応してくれます。

またぜひ利用したいです。

Tejpreet ChadhaTejpreet Chadha

Excellent customer service! Thanks!

Takeshi OkayamaTakeshi Okayama

日本語サポートがあるので心強いです