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

OPAS vs. The Blizzard!

We interrupt your regularly scheduled blogging to bring you this important message! A savage winter storm has overtaken Portland, which has caused unavoidable delays in shipping activities! If you don’t believe me, have a look outside OPAS’ window! Actually, that’s not outside our window. That’s a stock photo provided for comedic effect. The snow is … 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

Do Shoppers Trust Package Forwarding More Than The Internet?

Package Forwarding Gives Shoppers Access to US Products, Information Recently, the magazine AdAge ran an article describing a shift in consumer shopping habits. According to the article, more consumers are starting to regard shopping as a “game” played on the internet–a game that is “won” by getting the best deal. “Getting a great product at … Read more