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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

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

Compare Item Sizes When Shopping with a Package Forwarding Address

How Package Forwarding Shoppers Can Compare Product Sizes One of the disadvantages to using a package forwarding address to buy from US stores is that you can’t get a sense of an item’s size as easily as you can by walking into a physical store. Items like clothing or shoes are fairly easy to estimate … 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

US Downgrade Means Great Chances To Buy From The US

S&P Rating Bad For US, Good For Package Forwarding Last Friday, Standard & Poor’s downgraded the US credit rating from AAA to AA+. The consequences haven’t been very good for the US (the Dow Jones dropped 300 points yesterday), but they have opened up some opportunities for buying from the US using package forwarding. Swiss … Read more