Amazon APO FPO DPO Stamps


Postage Stamps

Normally, you buy postage stamps at your local Army Post Office (APO) or Fleet Post Office (FPO). But, if you think outside of the box a bit, buying stamps at Amazon might be faster than buying locally, and it's definitely faster than purchasing your stamps at, which is odd when you stop to think about it - APO/USPS, same business entity, aye.

When I say "faster," buying at Amazon essentially amounts to a time-saver:

  • Say, for example one of your children joins a US military service and you're stuck communicating via snail mail (writing a lot of letters).
  • You're also stuck working on one of those overseas bases that is spread out throughout a German, Japanese or Korean city. You know, like "Patrick Henry Village and your Community Mailroom is over there" - "the PX Kaserne is over here" - and you live "on the economy" - not exactly the epitome of convenient shopping.
  • You usually buy a book or two of stamps every time you visit your APO, but suddenly you run out of stamps, and ask yourself, "Hmm, do I make the 10-kilometer drive to the APO? Or do I click on over to Amazon to stock up on a few books of stamps?"

So. That's when Amazon comes in and saves you the long drive.

And, this little trick also works in places where they run out of stamps - like down range.

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