APO Box is featured on the USPS website and is one of only 16 approved USPS shipping consolidators.
We have no membership fees. To keep our prices low, we only charge extra handling fees on packages that involve additional processing and handling by our staff such as repacking, incorrectly addressed packages or return-to-sender packages‡.
* How to measure package size:
APO size restrictionMaximum weight: 70 pounds.
Length = longest side of the box
Girth = H+W+H+W (Measure around the box)
APO Box customers have two US Postal Service (USPS) parcel shipping options to select from for your APO/FPO/DPO shipments. Each of the postal classes has different cost and speed advantages. At APO Box you can select the default shipping class you want via your customer control panel or via custom shipping requests for specific boxes.
Priority mail is the USPS Airmail shipping method for package up to 108″ Length + Girth and under 70 pounds
This is the USPS fastest parcel shipping method to your APO/FPO address.
Packages will arrive to most locations in under two weeks.
USPS Priority mail rates can be very expensive for large or heavy packages (often over 30 USD).
The USPS charges dimensional rate on any box over 1 cubic foot
Can be used only to ship packages up to 108″ LWG and up to 70 pounds.
Customer pays USPS Priority postage rate based on package size and weight
Customer pays parcel insurance
Customer pays APO Box Handling fee (based on weight. See Price Page for more details)
Parcel Post is the USPS surface only method for packages up to 130″ Length + Girth and under 70 pounds. This method is good for large and oversize packages, or for lower rates for shipping.
Once your package departs our warehouse the US Postal Service (USPS) and the Military Postal service Agency (MPSA) is responsible for delivering your package to your APO/FPO address.
Priority mail is shipped via air to APO/FPO addresses and normally take around 10-15 days to most locations. If you are lucky to live next to the major military air hub for your region (Frankfurt, Baghdad, Kabul, Azores), then you often receive packages faster. Some customers have received their package in less than 7 days! For those in remote outstations, it can take over 30 days to reach you.
The larger your package, the longer it tends to take getting on and off the space available aircraft. There is normally room for a stack of smaller light weight boxes on each military cargo aircraft, so they tend to get there even quicker.
Some times packages ordered on the same day show up several weeks apart at the APO/FPO post office. This is because of the “luck of the draw” on what planes were flying to your location and what the military postal clerk grabbed on the runway to load.
†All packages must comply with the USPS APO/FPO size (no larger than 108″ length width girth for regular size or 108″ – 130″ length width girth for oversize packages) and weight regulations for your APO FPO DPO zip code.