USPS Shipping Times
Once your package departs our warehouse the US Postal Service (USPS) and the Military Postal service Agency (MPSA) is responsible for delivering your package to your APO/FPO address.
Priority mail is shipped via air to APO/FPO addresses and normally take around 10-15 days to most locations. If you are lucky to live next to the major military air hub for your region (Frankfurt, Baghdad, Kabul, Azores), then you often receive packages faster. Some customers have received their package in less than 7 days! For those in remote outstations, it can take over 30 days to reach you.
Size does matter
The larger your package, the longer it tends to take getting on and off the space available aircraft. There is normally room for a stack of smaller light weight boxes on each military cargo aircraft, so they tend to get there even quicker.
Some times packages ordered on the same day show up several weeks apart at the APO/FPO post office. This is because of the “luck of the draw” on what planes were flying to your location and what the military postal clerk grabbed on the runway to load.
Track your APO/FPO packages
We send you an email with the status of when your package arrives and departed our shipping facility. We even offer door to door tracking to many APO FPO addresses. - Check/Track your Package
Package Turnaround time calculation
We are so confident in our package turnout times, we show them to you live. We calculate the daily turnaround time from averaging each package time in and time palletized for USPS pickup. USPS has multiple pickups at our warehouse Monday - Friday (Excluding government holidays). Package averaging includes all package time in and out except for credit card failures, rebilling, and custom repacking.
The Holiday Rush
During November and December each year the USPS and MPSA is flooded with packages. This causes a great delay in the average time the MPSA takes to deliver its packages. The MPSA does its best to get all packages as fast as it can to your APO/FPO location sometimes up to 60 days for surface shipments. APO Box has no control over how fast the USPS/MSPA ships your packages once it departs our warehouse. Ship Early!
How to make package times faster
APO Box™ will do its part to ensure your package is quickly handled in our warehouse. Please do your part to ensure your mailing address is correct. Contact your APO/FPO postmaster to verify the correct format of your address and ensure it matches your APO Box shipping account information.