Entering an APO or FPO address can be a daunting task. Software
companies haven't done a great job of figuring out how to do this
properly, but we
will make it as simple as possible for you.
If the instructions below don't make any sense, don't worry. We
have a "Just Punt" method. The
most important information we need is your:
Unit I.D. or, if you are assigned one, your Box number.
Unit Identification Code (UIC) if you are assigned one.
And, just as important as your name and unit address, we need your zip
If we can get those four things on your order, in any order, in any
location fields, we can figure out
whether you are an APO or FPO location, and whether your secondary
military location is an AP, AE or AA. So if nothing else works
and you can't figure out the instructions below, just get the info into
what fields are available in the "ship to" fields when checking out and
we will fix your address so that it appears properly on your order and
shipping label. If you want to make sure, after entering what
information you can, just put your address in the comments section on
the order confirmation page and
we will fix it your APO/FPO address.
ENTERING YOUR APO/FPO
You will be given address fields to fill in after selecting your items
and clicking the "CHECK OUT" button. You can enter either
your "bill to" or "ship to" address in these fields. Your "bill
to" address is the location of where you receive your monthly credit
card statement. Our system verifies the bill to address with your
card company in order to keep fraudulent use of cards to a
minimum. You can enter either address first then at the
bottom select whether this is your preferred "billing" or
address". If both your billing and shipping are the same, check
both boxes and you are done entering your address. If they
are different, you will be taken to a second page to enter the other
address after filling out the first.
To enter your APO or FPO address follow the instructions below.
If you have a printer handy, you might want to print this out or open a
separate window for this page so you can refer to it as you enter your
NAME: If you want to, or are required to, enter your rank
in front of your first name if so desired.
system requires a phone number. If you don't
have a number overseas, enter your U.S. phone number at home if you
one. If not, enter any
phone number so you can move on.
EMAIL ADDRESS: This
is a required field. We need it in case we need to contact you
about your order. We don't sell it or send you trash mail.
keep this information confidential.
ADDRESS 1: Some of
you have two lines of address information. First might be your
unit ID or unit ID number or, if you are a civilian contractor, it
might be the
company you are working for or it may be the Embassy location if you
are on Embassy duty. Enter that information here.
ADDRESS 2: If you
have a second line to your address such as a UIC number or Military Box
enter it in the ADDRESS 2 line. If not, leave it blank.
either APO or FPO per your mailing address. That's all you enter
in the city location. No AE, AA or AP or any other information,
just APO or FPO.
the state drop down menu. If your APO or FPO address is:
AA - Select "Armed
AE - Select "Armed
Forces Europe/Middle East/Canada"
AP - Select "Armed
Our system will automatically convert your selection to the appropriate
AA, AE or AP address which you will get to see on the order
ZIP CODE: Enter
your zip code. This is VERY important. If we don't get
that, we can't ship your order.
COUNTRY: Let it
default to "United States" . United States will
not appear on your shipping address which you will see on the next page
to confirm the information you entered.
You can select whether your address is a residential or business
address. It doesn't matter for an APO or FPO address.
Select either one.
If you want to create a password to access our system at a later date,
you can enter the information in this next section of the address page.
You can now move on to the next page and confirm the information
entered and enter your payment method. Or, if your ship to and
billing address is different, you can enter that information on the
next page, then move on to the confirmation page. When you get to
the confirmation page, if the shipping address doesn't look right, you
can enter your address free-form in the comments section just make
sure. But, as long as we have your name, unit information and zip
code, we will fix it for you before we ship your order. We've
gotten real good at deciphering and fixing military APO/FPO
addresses. And, if all else fails, we'll send you an email asking
for your address by return email.
So, don't worry. We fix APO/FPO addresses every day and have done
it thousands upon thousands of times. We verify the address on
APO or FPO order. So don't get concerned if you didn't get it
quite right. We won't send your order into the Iraqi postal
system which is guaranteed to never show up. We have this process
down to a science.