Setting up for shipping to APO/FPO military addresses in CS-Cart

All APO/FPO addresses are considered to be United States addresses, even if the recipient is currently stationed in another country. (The item ships to a military post within the USA, which then sends it overseas.)

I. APO/FPO should be implemented in CS-Cart as follows:

  1. Admin Area --> Shipping/taxes --> States
    - add the states:

    Code = AA
    State/Province = Armed Forces America

    Code = AE
    State/Province = Armed Forces Europe

    Code = AP
    State/Province = Armed Forces Pacific

  2. Go to Shipping & Taxes > Locations

    a) Click Add Location

    b) Make the following entries

    Name = APO/FPO
    Countries = United States
    States = Armed Forces Pacific, Armed Forces Europe, Armed Forces Americas

  3. Go to Shipping & Taxes --> Shipping Methods

    a) Click "Add shipping method".

    b) Name the shipping method something related to she associated shipping carrier.
    ie: Military APO/FPO USPS

    c) Configure the other shipping settings and click "Save".

    d) If you are using manual shipping rates calculation, click on the "Shipping charges" tab. In the "Show rates for location" section, click on APO/FPO.

    e) Enter your rates. Then click "Save".

  4. (OPTIONAL) Admin Area --> Design --> Blocks --> Checkout Tab
    - click Add block and then in the New Block form, make the following entries:

    Name = Shipping to US Military? (or whatever you want to use as your heading)
    Block Content = HTML Block
    Group = Right column
    Block width = (typically, you can leave this blank)
    Wrapper = /blocks/wrappers/sidebox_general.tpl (or whatever wrapper you prefer)
    Block Text =

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All APO/FPO addresses are considered to be United States addresses, even if the recipient is currently stationed in another country. (We ship to a military post within the USA, which then sends it overseas.)

To ship to a US Military Address (To ship to a US Military Address (Armed Forces America, Armed Forces Europe, or Armed Forces Pacific), please do the following...

In the Shipping Address form:

At the top, uncheck the checkbox for "use my billing address"

For "Address", enter the address (ie: PSC 4526 Box 856)

For "City", enter APO (Army Post Office) or FPO (Fleet Post Office)

Note: APO is used for All Army Units, FPO is used for Navy & Marines

For "State", select Armed Forces America, Armed Forces Europe, or Armed Forces Pacific

For "Country", select United States

For "Zip/postal code", enter the zip code of the APO/FPO address you're shipping to

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II. The customer will place an APO/FPO order as follows:
After selecting a method of checkout, in the Shipping Address form:

  1. At the top, they will uncheck the checkbox for "use my billing address"
  2. For "Address", they will enter the address (ie: PSC 4526 Box 856)
  3. For "City", they will enter APO (Army Post Office) or FPO (Fleet Post Office)
  4. Note: APO is used for All Army Units, FPO is used for Navy & Marines
  5. For "State", they will select Armed Forces America, Armed Forces Europe, or Armed Forces Pacific
  6. For "Country", they will select United States
  7. For "Zip/postal code", they will enter the zip code of the APO/FPO address they are shipping to
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