APO Boxâ„¢ is a private company that forwards packages sent via FedExâ„¢, UPSâ„¢, and DHLâ„¢ to military APO FPO DPO addresses overseas via the US Post Office (USPS).
The company was started because many major online companies like Appleâ„¢, Targetâ„¢, Best Buyâ„¢, Dellâ„¢, etc did not ship to APO FPO DPO addresses. Most large online companies have exclusive bulk shipping contracts with UPS, FedEx and DHL in order to get the best rates.
The exclusive shipping contract often excludes shipping via any other carrier to include the United States Post Office (USPS). The USPS is the only method that can be used to send to a military APO and FPO address. To solve this, the APOBox service provides anyone with an APO or FPO address a US shipping address to ship any package to. They then forward your mail via the US postal service to your APO FPO.