I have no idea why, when John was deployed, I never sent him anything online. Maybe I was just nervous about shipping to an APO/FPO. But I’m pretty sure the idea never even dawned on me. Kinda, sorta sad, right? Especially since there are so many retailers that now offer APO/FPO shipping as a possibility.
This list contains a bunch of retailers, broken down by category so you can easily reference it quickly. (Make sure that you read the policies so that you know exactly when and what to expect when you’re shipping overseas!)
Major Online Retailers
Similar to Amazon, WalMart does ship to APO/FPO addresses with some restrictions. Packages being shipped APO/FPO are sent as Value Mail and may take 3-6 weeks to get there. Read more about their policies here.
Best Buy ships to APO/FPO addresses with these restrictions:
Special order products
Marketplace items shipped from Marketplace Sellers
Oversized products (major appliances, etc.)
- GPS hardware
- GPS software
- Mobile phones
- FRS radios
- Cordless phones
- FM transmitters
Newegg ships to APO/FPO addresses through USPS. The order may take one to two days to process and 5-10 days to deliver (and up to 6-8 weeks). Delivery time is not guaranteed. Read more about their policies here.
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Health and Beauty
Beauty.com offers free shipping to APO/FPO addresses, although some products are not eligible.
Drugstore.com is an affiliate of Beauty.com, so you can get free shipping on most items to APO/FPO addresses.
Clothing and Department Stores
APO/FPO shipping costs $8 as a flat free with most shipping time taking between 7-10 business days.
Novelty and Electronics
Most products can be shipped APO/FPO; however, if they cannot be, they will be clearly noted in the prodcut details. Make sure you’re looking for an “Export Restriction” note. For APO/FPO addresses, tracking numbers are not available and you will need to follow different directions when completing your shipping address on the site. Read more about their policies here.
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Oh Snap(fish)! No restrictions apply for items on Snapfish, however, please follow these directions for filling out the shipping form.
Books A Million
BAM! sends products to APO/FPOs. They sell bargain books, too, which can be sent to someone deployed and then left behind so they don’t have to mess with bringing them home. Read more about their policies here.
Barnes & Noble
This book seller definitely ships to APO/FPO, but asks that you allow extra time for processing.
What retailers do you use to ship APO/FPO? Share them in the comments and I’ll be sure to add them to the list!