11 Subscription Boxes to Try from the US

11 Subscription Boxes to try from the US

Subscription boxes are a growing trend for shoppers in the US.  These curated boxes are a great way to learn about new products and brands without having to spend a lot of time searching for them. Perks include the excitement of receiving a package of new items (sometimes as a surprise!) every so often, the … Read more

The Story Of Our Founder, Part 2

We continue with our entertaining series of blog posts written by our president and founder Toshiyasu Abe. Today, I’d like to share a story from my youth, when I was traveling the world. I was only 19 years old when I visited Europe for the first time.  Just like my trip from Japan to the U.S., … Read more

The Story Of Our Founder, Part 1

OPAS’ founder and President, Toshiyasu Abe shares his story with us in this personal blogpost about his background and the story of how OPAS came about:  I was born in Ehime Prefecture on Shikoku Island of Japan, and raised in the city of Osaka, the second largest in Japan. I had a fairly traditional upbringing … Read more

Online Shopping For Home Decor – Trends

Spring is a great time to shop for new items for your home. Many retailers are launching new home decor lines.  Start with a literal clean slate, and update your home with fresh new home decor. Spring cleaning has never been this fun! Online Shopping for Home Decor starts here. One of the designer / retailer  collaborations … Read more

An Amazon Shopping Spree and OPAS’ Oregon Advantage!

Despite the fact that it’s only a website with no actual salespeople, we all know Amazon has some of the best “salespeople” in the world. The company takes great pride in the prognosticative algorithms they use to predict your shopping habits; once you’ve bought one item from Amazon, they always seem to know what you’ll … Read more

Save $$$ by Making the Most of the Oregon Advantage – 0% Sales Tax!

You can shop tax-free at any US store using a your package forwarding address in Oregon. OPAS is located in the state of Oregon, the 0% sales tax state, so you will not have to worry about paying sales tax when you make your purchase.  Now you can use your OPAS address to make purchases at … Read more

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