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Subject: USPO New Flat Rate Box
Date Posted: 3/14/2008 4:50 PM ET
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Just posted this in CMT but thought I'd put it here too.

There is a new Flat Rate Priority box out.   It measures 12 X 12 X 5 1/5.  There is also a new priority flat rate box the same size that is JUST for APO/FPO addresses.       You can cram a LOT of stuff in a flat rate box and send cheaper than would normally cost you for parcel post.   At least that's been my experience when I've sent boxes to Iraq. 

Priority Mail Large Flat Rate Box
Any mailable item sent in a Priority Mail Flat Rate box provided by the Postal Service, regardless of weight (up to a 70-pound maximum) or destination.  $12.95 for material sent in a Priority Mail large flat-rate box to domestic destinations

Priority Mail APO/FPO Flat Rate Box
Any mailable item sent to APO/FPO destinations in a Priority Mail Flat Rate box provided by the Postal Service, regardless of weight (up to a 70-pound maximum) or destination.  $10.95 for material sent in a Priority Mail large flat-rate box to APO/FPO destination addresses

Subject: USPO New Flat Rate Box
Date Posted: 3/25/2008 12:10 AM ET
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Cozette, that's good information to have. I've just joined BooksForSoldiers.com and I'm ready to start sending packages to Iraq and Afghanistan. Sounds like the APO/FPO flat rate box is just what I need. Thanks for posting about this.

Date Posted: 3/25/2008 1:46 AM ET
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Cozette, thanks for sharing the info and I occasionally send boxes to a friend's son at an APO address so this will be helpful.

Patrick, thank you for the website, BooksForSoldiers.com.  I've been meaning to look into this and here is the web address from you.  Couldn't have come at a better time.

 

Date Posted: 3/25/2008 10:04 PM ET
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I saw your other post Cozi and ordered a case of these boxes for my mom.  She sends care package to soldiers overseas and I though the special APO boxes would be easier for her to pack.  She's forever bulging out the regular flat rate boxes too much.

Date Posted: 3/26/2008 11:39 AM ET
Member Since: 5/10/2007
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you can send books via media mail to apo/fpo addresses just in case anyone wasn't aware of that. 

I send books via operationpaperback.org but will have to check out the other site mentioned here

Date Posted: 3/30/2008 3:08 PM ET
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We use these boxes all the time for our soldiers.

They are very handy.

Date Posted: 5/1/2008 3:50 AM ET
Member Since: 11/28/2007
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It's not a separate box just for military mail. the same large flat rate box just goes at $10.95 APO/FPO addresses.

Date Posted: 5/9/2008 11:32 PM ET
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I used one today to send some snacks, mags, books and dvds to a section in southern Iraq.  Bummer... it only weighed close to 19 pounds.  I soooo know I can do better than that, LOL. 

Date Posted: 5/10/2008 10:47 AM ET
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Are the other 2 flat rate boxes still available or did the 12 x 12 x 5.5 replace the one that is 11-7/8 x 3-3/8 x 13-5/8? 

 

Date Posted: 5/10/2008 12:57 PM ET
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No, the large flat rate box is in addition to the smaller ones.

New rate on Monday the 12th for the smaller flat rate boxes is 9.80. The large one stays the same, 12.95 domestic and 10.95 for APO/FPO. The flat rate envelope is going to 4.80.