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

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

USPS to Stop Shipping Electronics from the US

Electronic devices are some of the post popular items to buy from the US and ship overseas with a package forwarding service. But as of May 16th, the United States Postal Service will no longer ship Apple’s iPad, Amazon’s Kindle, smartphones, laptops, and other electronic items containing lithium ion batteries outside the US. The business … Read more

Buying Golf Equipment Online in the US from Japan

Honing your Golf Skills for Spring Spring is here in the northern hemisphere and summer is coming soon. Some of our customers are preparing to be in tip top form with their golf swing by buying golf equipment to train with and use on the course. I thought you might be interested in hearing about … Read more

Lower Shipping Rates & New Package Forwarding Service Options

New Shipping Rates, More Package Forwarding Options Starting today, we’re excited to be able to offer lower shipping rates to all countries on all shipments leaving our US warehouse (international and domestic). We’re also adding more delivery options, as well as extra service options to better meet your needs and give you more control over … Read more

Shipping to Russia Now Available Through Package Forwarding

We’re happy to announce that we can once again offer shipping to Russia! Earlier this year we regrettably had to terminate package forwarding to Russia because our main carrier, DHL, could no longer deliver there. But this week we’ve been able to re-establish reliable service through USPS and can once again ship to Russia. Two … Read more