APO/FPO Flat rate boxes
The United States Postal Service has a flat rate box for APO/FPO addresses. It costs about $12 for as much as you can squeeze into one of these boxes, up to 70 pounds. They aren’t the biggest boxes in the world, but they are plenty big enough to send some goodies. I’ve squeezed quite a bit in these things. Before I was aware of the flat rate boxes, I used to send things in plain boxes to him…which was slightly more money. I think I paid about $18 or $19.
The USPS will send you packs of these boxes for free to your home. You pay NOTHING. You can also pick them up from your local post office but if you want to keep extras around, ordering them online is your best bet. Here is the link:
ORDER FLAT RATE BOXES
One of the fun things I used to do, is decorate the outside of the boxes with stickers, paint, and markers. The little girl I nanny for would also join in the fun, so if you have kids…let them go to town on decorating a box for mommy or daddy.
Just a reminder, that you have to bring the boxes to a postal office in person. You have to fill out the customs declaration form in addition to the regular mailing form.