Wednesday, May 04, 2005

How to Ship eBay items to APO and FPO addresses

How to ship to these addresses safely Increase your Ebay sales by selling to these addresses. There are many eBay Sellers who will not sell to these addresses due to the fact they do not understand exactly how to do it with no risk.



What is an APO or FPO address?


"APO" stands for "Army Post Office".


"FPO" stands for "Fleet Post Office".


These are addresses primarily used for military personel. The person may be overseas or in any one of the many US bases located across the US and around the world. Military personal are often moved from base to base as well as having tours of duty overseas. This system allows efficient direction of their mail to the location they are at. Support our military personnel and sell your eBay auctions to them.



The rate you pay for shipping is for the US rate to whoever the APO location is in the U.S, At that point the US post office will take over and send the package to the appropriate person, wherever they are in the world.


The easiest way to prevent fraud with any online purchase is to send with delivery confirmation, and insurance (if the item is lost or damaged in transit to your buyer) an added level of protection is to send with return receipt.



There is extra paperwork and time involved to ship ebay auctions to these addressees, to compensate for this state in your eBay auction that you will ship to APO FPO addresses but there is an additional charge of $X.XX The eBay buyer will understand and actually be grateful to receive your product due to the fact many eBay Powersellers will not ship to these addresses period APO and FPO are "US" addresses. Most are PO Boxes administered by the US Government FedEx, UPS and DHL do not deliver to APO and FPO addressesI have found USPS www.usps.com website to be less expensive the fed ex UPS and DHL in most occasions you can also order free packing tape and boxes online via their website.



APO and FPO addresses are not classified as International addresses. An "International" address is one that is:



1. In a foreign country


2. Is an address of that countries postal system


3. Not part of any US Postal System



Sell your eBay auctions to APO and FPO addresses safely. Follow the simple steps outlined above and support our military personal by offering them the items you have for sale on eBay. It is important to insure your package and use a return receipt which will prove delivery of you ebay auction item.

4 Comments:

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