CONTRIBUTED BY KAHO If you live abroad, I’m sure you have felt the need to shop on-line. Especially during the holiday season, buying gifts on-line is convenient. It is, however, not nice when you find out that certain on-line stores do not ship to our FPO addresses. I have had that problem in the past. Joelle kindly showed us how to solve the problem! TIP FROM JOELLE
On a lot of online shopping websites, you are allowed to type in your “City” so that is no problem for those of us that have an FPO/APO address. But on many sites, it’s a drop down menu for the State — and a lot of times they don’t have AP as one of the options — only the 50 states. So what you can do is actually type “FPO, AP” in the city line (or without the comma if they don’t allow that) and then choose “CA” for the State. Our zip codes here on base are basically California zip codes — I think all of our mail goes through the federal post office in San Francisco (that’s my guess, not fact!). Anyway, that will often work!!
Wonderful! Right? Hopefully this will solve any shipping problems you had in the past! Good luck shopping on-line!