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A Guide to APO/FPO/DPO Shipping: Supporting Military Personnel Worldwide

Shipping to APO/FPO/DPO addresses is crucial in supporting military personnel stationed around the world. These addresses, which stand for Army Post Office (APO), Fleet Post Office (FPO), and Diplomatic Post Office (DPO), serve the military men and women as well as the diplomatic community. While most of these locations are in foreign countries, including the constantly moving ships of the US Navy, APO/FPO/DPO shipments present a unique blend of domestic and international shipping.

USPS APO/FPO/DPO addresses explained 

APO/FPO/DPO addresses are USPS delivery points that cater to military personnel and diplomats stationed abroad. These addresses serve as a lifeline for service members, enabling them to receive mail and packages from their loved ones and essential goods. As these destinations are typically located in foreign lands, customs declarations are required for APO/FPO/DPO shipments. 

Shipping opportunities 

By offering APO/FPO/DPO shipping options, businesses can expand their customer base while demonstrating support for the military community. It is important to note that despite the international nature of these shipments, the USPS offers domestic rates for APO/FPO/DPO packages. This unique blend of domestic rates and international destinations makes APO/FPO/DPO shipping an intriguing opportunity for businesses. 

Simplifying APO/FPO/DPO shipping with International Bridge 

At International Bridge (IB), we understand the complexities of APO/FPO/DPO shipping. As a USPS-certified provider using eVS (Electronic Verification System), we make sure our shipping labels are fully compliant with USPS requirements. Additionally, we offer CN-22 form generation for clients who may require assistance. Our non-continental service is the ideal solution for e-commerce companies looking to ship to military addresses. Learn more about our non-continental solution here.
IB has a proven track record, having shipped 45,000 packages to military addresses in 2022 alone. So far this year, we have shipped 20,000 packages. With an average transit time of 6.3 business days to APO/FPO addresses, we outperform the industry average of 10-15 business days. 

Expanding e-commerce reach with APO/FPO/DPO shipping 

By embracing APO/FPO/DPO shipping options, e-commerce businesses can expand their reach, demonstrate support for military personnel, and build brand loyalty. Remember, you are paying domestic rates for shipments that may reach the other side of the world. Join us in supporting our troops by efficiently navigating the intricacies of APO/FPO/DPO shipping and making a difference in the lives of those who serve our country.