OPAS is a huge package forwarding company from the US. Actually, they are on the market from the early 90s. But (there is always but, right?), there are some alternatives to OPAS. Planet Express is one of them. It provides first-class services including package forwarding and fulfillment to its customers. The main focus of Planet Express is YOU. Below, you can read the OPAS vs Planet Express comparison.

  • Main Benefits of Planet Express
  • Pricing Comparison
  • Shipping Rates Comparison
  • Planet Express Reviews
  • Why Planet Express is the Best OPAS Alternative?
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The Best OPAS alternative? Try Planet Express

Planet Express Benefits

Here are just a few out of many advantages of Planet Express over OPAS.

  • The best customer reviews on Trustpilot in the package forwarding industry
  • The best shipping rates
  • Professional customer support
  • Clear pricing (see the table below)

Planet Express is the #1 choice worth your consideration. Especially, if you don’t want to worry about undelivered or lost packages. Planet Express is a reliable and trustworthy package forwarder.

Shipping Rates

At Planet Express, you can get huge discounts on shipping. We offer one of the lowest shipping rates on the market. Look at the comparison between Planet Express and OPAS rates below:

  PLANET EXPRESS  OPAS  
Shipping to: LondonSydneyTokyoLondonSydneyTokyo

Package dimensions
10×8×3 inches

Package weight
4 lbs    

USPS ePacket$32,93$30,82n/a$63,98$70,28$67,54
USPS Express$38,74$43,50$38,27
FedEx Economy$31,71$34,72$30,19$67,06$72,61$69,84
FedEx Priority$35,00$39,37$33,43$71,09$76,20$72,83
DHL Worldwide Express$45,18$41,65$43,13$73,31$80,24$72,86

The rates were calculated using the postage calculator tools on the Planet Express and OPAS website on the 1st of October 2019.

Price differences are clear. OPAS alternative, Planet Express, is on average 50% cheaper than OPAS. And what is more, OPAS doesn’t even offer the USPS Express method which is very popular among customers.

If you want to calculate the Planet Express price for your next package, feel free to use the postage calculator.

Compare Pricing of Planet Express and OPAS

There are some services making the package forwarding experience even better. We talk about taking additional pictures, repacking the package, special requests, etc. It is important to compare them too:

 PLANET EXPRESS  OPAS
 FREEPAIDFREEPAID
MEMBERSHIP PRICEFREE$10 per month
$50 per year
free$15 per month
$100 per year
MAIL OUT FEE / HANDLING FEE$2 per package$2 per packagefreefree
CONSOLIDATIONn/a$5+$2 per each consolidated package
7 days of free storage for consolidated package
$10 flat feefree
FREE STORAGE10 days45 days30 days30 days
ADDITIONAL STORAGE$.01 per lbs per day$.01 per lbs per day$1 per day$1 per day
MANUALLY PHOTO REQUEST$2 for 3 general photos
$5 for 10 detail photos
$2 for 3 general photos
$5 for 10 detail photos
$5$5
PRE-ORDER PHOTO REQUEST$1 for 3 general photos
$2 for 10 detail photos
$1 for 3 general photos
$2 for 10 detail photos
n/an/a
SPECIAL REQUEST$5 flat fee per package$5 flat fee per packagen/an/a
REPACK REQUEST$5 flat fee per package$5 flat fee per packagefreefree
SHOP FOR ME$5 service fee
7% of the total cost (bank fee)
$5 service fee
7% of the total cost (bank fee)
15% of the total cost10% of the total cost
EXPRESS PROCESSING$3$3$10-$20$5-$10
OVERWEIGHT FEE (for packages over 10 lbs)

The Planet Express prices were downloaded on the 1st of October 2019, OPAS’s prices on the 3rd of October 2019.

Let’s start with a comparison of the additional services. The Planet Express Premium membership is cheaper than OPAS. At OPAS, you have free mail out but you have to pay huge storage fees after 30 days.

OPAS’s Shop For Me service percentual fee is much higher than the Planet Express fee. The same applies to the fee for express processing. Considering the fact that the shipping rates of Planet Express are much lower, there is almost no way it pays off for you to send a package with OPAS.

Reviews of Planet Express

Planet Express has an EXCELLENT rating on Trustpilot – one of the best online review platforms. Planet Express customers like quick processing, clear pricing, customer support, and low rates when using Planet Express.

Planet Express Trustpilot Rating

Summary Of The Best OPAS Alternative

Don’t you have enough information to decide whether to use Planet Express or not? Feel free to continue reading, there are more reasons why to choose Planet Express!


Responsive and Friendly Customer Support

We are really proud of our customer support team. It’s quick, professional and friendly. If you don’t have a lot of experience when shopping online, especially from the US, you will definitely take advantage of our team. And what is more, our agents can communicate with you in English, Czech, Spanish, Japanese or even Arabic!

Useful Knowledge Base and Tutorials

Package forwarding from the US has never been easier – thanks to useful tutorials on how to use our user interface. So, when you are not sure what to do next, visit our tutorials site or get in touch with us.

In our list of favorite US stores, you can also find the step by step guides on how to order from the individual US stores. Shopping online is easy and even inexperienced shoppers can do that!

Do you struggle with restrictions in your country? Visit our country guides. You can find there the list of restricted items, de minimis thresholds and much more.