Heartbleed: a Courtesy Message from OPAS

If you’re not aware, the wide world of the internet and E-commerce was recently rocked by the revelation of the Heartbleed bug, which was an error in the code of OpenSSL, the secure socket layer encryption software used by many major websites. This bug may have exposed millions of users’ sensitive information to data thieves; … 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

Spot Fake Products when Buying from US Online Stores

How to Spot Fake Items when Shopping at US Online Stores For the most part, using a package forwarding address to buy products from US online stores is pretty safe. Counterfeit goods aren’t very common in the US, and most US merchants aren’t willing to risk their business by breaking the law. However, small sellers … Read more

Compare Prices when Buying Used Products from the US

Use “Priceonomics” as a Guide to Buy Used Products from the US There are a number of good price comparison tools that help package forwarding shoppers find the best prices when buying products from the US, but most of these tools only include new, retail products in their comparisons. Priceonomics is a price comparison tool … Read more

Get International Shipping from eBay Sellers Who Don’t Offer it

Bid on US-Only eBay Auctions with a Package Forwarding Address EBay auctions offer some of the world’s most unique items and best deals on a daily basis, yet many US-based eBay sellers refuse to offer international shipping to bidders outside the US. For example, consider this unfortunate situation we came across on Twitter: This kind … Read more

WePay & Package Forwarding Let Casual Sellers Ship Internationally

New Shopping Platform Unites Casual Shops With International Shoppers Since eBay first made it easy for casual sellers to make their wares available online in 1997, several other websites have offered similar models. Etsy caters to crafts and DIYers, Yahoo! has its own merchant platform, and Copious recently added social media to the shopping scene. … Read more

Will New Shopping Site “Copious” Make Package Forwarding More Social?

Social Network Shopping Site “Copious” to Make Online Shopping Personal Package forwarding is fast, convenient, and can be a heck of a lot of fun. Buying from the US & shipping packages internationally is certainly a lot quicker and easier than getting on a plane to the Mall of America, and a lot cheaper than … Read more