Understanding Package Forwarding: What is Dimensional Weight?

Here at the OPAS blog, we’re always keeping an eye out for new and interesting information we can pass along to members in order to maximize their access to US merchandise while minimizing their shipping bills. Every now and then, though, we find it’s best to repeat information for the benefit of newer members, or … Read more

Black Friday/Cyber Monday, the Essential Survival Guide! (Part 1)

Attention, OPAS members! Black Friday and Cyber Monday are almost upon us, and there’s some things you NEED TO KNOW! A savvy online shopper can save a whole bundle by shopping on these dates from November 28 to December 2, but if you’re not prepared, you’ll find that all your hopes for great deals are … Read more

Tips for Shopping US Memorial Day Sales from Overseas

Memorial Day May 28, 2012 Next Monday in the United States we celebrate Memorial Day. On this day we remember with appreciation those that fought for our freedom as we became a nation and have defended that and the freedom of others since then. And, as a bonus, we get a day off from work. … Read more

A Day in the Life of an International Package Forwarder

Buying Online in the US from the Far East Today we had a slew of interesting purchases come in for our customers; items they had bought that had arrived for our check-in process. I thought you might like to see some of the most interesting items, where they came from and where they are going. … Read more

Shop Online at Tax-Free with your US Address

Classy, well-tailored, cheap and ethical – Zara, the world’s favorite clothing store Zara’s worldwide fashion presence has made headlines in the fashion and business worlds with their innovative approach to both fashion and business. Their brick and mortar stores often require security to control the rush of eager customers for weeks after their grand opening. … Read more

The Best Things to Buy from US Stores in February

Use Your Package Forwarding Address in February to Save Money at US Stores In addition to Valentine’s Day sales, there are a few US events in February that make it a great month to shop. So if you’ve recoved from your holiday spending, now is a great time to use your US package forwarding address … Read more

International Shipping, Baby! How to Rent Baby Clothes Overseas

Is Your Baby Growing Faster Than International Shipping from US Stores? If the answer is “yes,” then you might consider trying Plum, a new company based in San Francisco that rents Baby Clothes. (They call themselves “the Netflix of baby clothes.”) “‘There’s got to be a better way,’ I thought, while sifting through piles of … Read more

Tips For Clothing Size & Shoes Size Conversion at US Stores

Clothing Size Conversion Necessary When Shopping Online in the US No matter what country you’re from, chances are that the sizing conventions in your country are different than those found in USA clothing stores or shoe stores. Whether you’re looking for overseas shipping on a trendy new swimsuit or plus-size clothing from the US, you … Read more