ClamCase Extravanganza!

Here at OPAS, we’re accustomed to seeing a lot of popular items that don’t ship outside the United States; allowing access for our international members to these products is one of the best features to our package forwarding service, after all! Sometimes, we’ll get a “rush” of a particular item, as the manufacturer rolls out … Read more

Have You Seen… Nokia Fit?

We’re guessing not. It’s not for sale yet. But it will be soon, and when that day comes, we’ll be one step closer to a fantastical future with wearable computers, flying cars and robot servants (who hopefully will not turn against humanity.) Concentrating on just the wearable computers for a moment, we’ve all seen the … Read more

Have You Heard About… Thinkgeek?

Where can you get… Your very own lightsaber? The various sonic screwdrivers of the various Doctors? A Mr. Potato Head styled after Iron Man? All of these wonderful toys, doodads and knickknacks can be found at Thinkgeek.com. If you’re at all interested in buying the items they sell, odds are good you may have heard … Read more

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

Black Friday/Cyber Monday, the Essential Survival Guide! (Part 2)

Hello again, OPAS members! Today, we’re going to continue our discussion on the best way to prepare for the coming sales of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Specifically, we’ll discuss the policies OPAS will have in place for Cyber Monday, as we’ll be closed for Black Friday and that weekend (there’s no reason you can’t … 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

Apple’s Next Big Event: October 15th?

As you may or may not be aware, the Apple iPhone 5s and 5c have launched today, with a corresponding fervor of fast sales and long lines to get these highly anticipated products. OPAS technicians were placing Personal Shopper orders for our customers as soon as we opened this morning, in order to minimize shipping … Read more

Have You Heard About… WOOT!

Welcome to Have You Heard About…, which will be a recurring feature on our OPAS blog, designed to alert our primarily international customer base about websites that you may not be aware of, because they primarily serve a US or Japanese customer base. As an OPAS customer, however, you have a US and Japanese address, … Read more

When is the Best Time to Buy Electronics from the US?

Predict Price Changes when Buying Electronics from the US with “Decide” If you like to buy mobile phones, tablets, laptops, or other electronics from the US, you’ve probably had an experience where you’ve found a great price and made a purchase, only to see the price drop even lower in a few weeks. It’s happened … Read more