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care packages..to APO address

Posted by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 12:29 AM
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Does anyone know what I need to do to mail a package to a APO address?
Do I need to enclose a list of the items?
Do I need to put the name and address in package also?
What is the cheapest way to send a package?
I have 2 full boxes and I have heard different things. I have heard its free, heard its a flat rate with boxes supplied by the post office.
I need answers so I can send these out tomorrow ...please help.
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CocoBeen
by Silver Member on Apr. 25, 2012 at 12:30 AM
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SJG1013
by SJG on Apr. 25, 2012 at 12:32 AM

When i sent my husband  packages, They had papers to be filled out at the USPS & Ups if sending to an APO address. I had to pay for the ones i sent though. 

Dextons_Mommy
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 12:36 AM
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You'll have to fill out a customs form to put on the package stating whats in it since its going overseas. I just buy the flatrate boxes from the postoffice, i have never heard of it being free. It is just like sending a package to someone in the states, you just have to add the customs form.
wodntulk2kno1
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 12:36 AM
Ok..did they recommend putting his name and address with a list of the contents inside the package just incase it should break open? Did the post office give you certain boxes? I am hearing so much. I know I need to fill out a customs form and all that.


Quoting SJG1013:

When i sent my husband  packages, They had papers to be filled out at the USPS & Ups if sending to an APO address. I had to pay for the ones i sent though. 


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MeganECox
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Maybe take them to the post office & they can tell you exactly what you need to do. 

Sorry I can't help but here's a bump! 

wodntulk2kno1
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 12:38 AM
Did they charge you a flat rate? I heard its around 10 bucks if under 70 pounds.


Quoting Dextons_Mommy:

You'll have to fill out a customs form to put on the package stating whats in it since its going overseas. I just buy the flatrate boxes from the postoffice, i have never heard of it being free. It is just like sending a package to someone in the states, you just have to add the customs form.

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wodntulk2kno1
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 12:38 AM
I just dont want to look clueless..lol


Quoting MeganECox:

Maybe take them to the post office & they can tell you exactly what you need to do. 

Sorry I can't help but here's a bump! 


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jbirchard
by Gold Member on Apr. 25, 2012 at 12:39 AM
2 words
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Office
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wodntulk2kno1
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 12:40 AM
Well yeah! I was hoping someone on here could give me some answers..isn't that what cafemom is for?


Quoting jbirchard:

2 words

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Office

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Ashlynnsmommy07
by Bronze Member on Apr. 25, 2012 at 12:41 AM

I've seen flat rate APO boxes before. This page might help



https://www.usps.com/ship/apo-fpo-guidelines.htm

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