Package Forwarding Tips: Shipping Lithium-Ion Batteries

One of the types of items that we find OPAS members are most interested in shipping are hand-held electronics like smartphones, tablets, laptops and other portable data devices and media players. In order for these items to carry the longest possible charge away from an outlet, the manufacturers of these devices use Lithium-Ion batteries to … Read more

US Postal Service: the right choice for your Package Forwarding?

Today, we’re going to discuss shipment by the US Postal Service options, Express Mail International and Priority Mail International, and what it means for your international forwarding. First, to dispel a popular misconception: USPS shipment is NOT less expensive than private courier shipment like DHL. There are two main reasons for this: 1. As US Post … Read more

Dangerous Goods Part 2: The Process

When dealing with Dangerous Goods, obviously there are very specific steps that must be taken regarding labeling, paperwork for carriage, and packaging. In fact, there are over 900 distinct packaging instructions detailed the IATA handbook, and most of these have at least a dozen permutations. That’s a lot of possible variations, isn’t it? Luckily, as … Read more

Dangerous Goods: What is a Dangerous Good?

Today we’re going to talk about some of the restrictions, classifications and issues surrounding the shipment of dangerous goods, and hopefully answer some questions you may have. OPAS is a registered shipper of Dangerous Goods via IATA/ICAO regulations. We have certified Dangerous Goods (“DG”) technicians on our staff to identify, package and ship these products … Read more

Want to Buy & Ship Products with Lithium Ion Batteries from the US?

Get New Devices Overseas with Package Forwarding For package forwarding shoppers, some of the most attractive products to buy from the US are consumer electronics. From laptop computers to mobile phones, US stores offer a lot of cool tech devices earlier and cheaper than stores in most other countries. But because these products contain lithium … Read more

Why Can’t I Ship Perfume Internationally Using Package Forwarding?

Can Something That Smells Good Be a Dangerous Good? Most people don’t think of perfume as hazardous. In fact, it’s just the opposite, right? Perfume smells nice and is often sent as a gift, so it’s usually associated with well-being and health, not hazards or harm. For this reason, many people order perfume online from … Read more