The Department of Defense requires all Military Mail packages to include the full name of the soldier, his/her unit, the APO/FPO with a 9-digit zip code, and a valid return address.
What Cannot be shipped to an APO address?
Below is a list of restricted items that cannot be shipped to an FPO or APO address:
- Perishable goods.
- Oversized products over 70 pounds.
- Any obscene material, including pornographic items.
- Any political material.
- Pork (or any pork by-products)
- Family Radio Service (FRS) radios.
- FM transmitters.
- Cordless phones.
Why is Amazon saying they Cannot ship to my address?
Some carriers can't deliver to certain address types. We're restricted from shipping to your location due to government import/export requirements, manufacturer restrictions, or warranty issues. You're shipping to a US freight forwarder but your order contains items that are restricted from exportation.
What is a military APO address?
What is an APO or FPO address? APO and FPO are abbreviations used by the US Military Postal Service to deliver mail and packages to military personnel overseas. APO stands for Army Post Office and is associated with the US Army and Air Force.
How much does it cost to send care packages to soldiers?
These APO/FPO boxes cost $12.95 to ship- which is $2.00 less than normal domestic pricing for the same sized box. Additionally, they have the APO/FPO addressing block. The Army and Air Force use the abbreviation APO (Army or Air Force Post Office) while the Navy and Marine Corps use FPO (Fleet Post Office).
What is the best way to send to an APO address?
USPS is the only postal service that can deliver mail and packages to APO/FPO military addresses. APO stands for Army Post Office and is associated with Army, Marines, or Air Force installations. Consider shipping USPS Priority Mail Express if you want faster delivery when shipping to an APO address.