The Best OPAS Alternative? Try Planet Express

OPAS is a huge package forwarding company from the US. They are on the market from the early 90s. But there are some better alternatives to OPAS. Planet Express is one of them. Planet Express provides international package forwarding and fulfillment to its customers. Check our comparison of the OPAS and Planet Express prices and additional services below.

  • 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.

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

If you read OPAS customer’s reviews, you will find out that OPAS has a lot of problems with undelivered or lost packages. You don’t have to worry about this at Planet Express. More than 99 % percent of the packages are delivered (or you will get a refund).


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    

Postal Service: Fully Tracked$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.

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The more expensive methods like DHL Worldwide Express, FedEx Priority, and FedEx Economy, are suitable for those that want to enjoy the content of the package as soon as possible. The cheaper delivery methods are excellent ‘budget’ options if you don’t need your package as quickly.


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.

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.

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!

Planet Express vs OPAS FAQ

✅ Why should I use Planet Express instead of OPAS?

1. At Planet Express, you know what you pay for. We have transparent pricing.
2. We provide you with responsive and friendly customer support – our agents will answer your questions and help you solve your needs. 
3. We have a fully dedicated country and store guides. If you struggle with placing an order, you can follow our step by step tutorials that make shopping from the US easy.

📞 Does Planet Express have a good customer support?

Our customer support is responsive and helpful. We are able to respond to most of your questions within 12 hrs. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding shopping in the US, package forwarding or logistics.

🆓 Does Planet Express offer sales-tax-free warehouse?

Yes, we have warehouses in California and Oregon. Our warehouse in Oregon is completely sales-tax-free. Enjoy shopping in the US with no sales tax!