Shipping to an APO, what state do I put for Paypal shipping?

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Original Post

My collaborator made a sale to a Sgt. in the military and I'm shipping it to an APO address. I just started using Paypal shipping, but I don't know what to put for the state. It says "AE" on the address (zip code 09342) and it's in the US. Where is that?

Thanks in advance for your help!

Posted at 3:30am Mar 17, 2009 EDT


I usually just create my own shipping label based on the address and click on the link provided to create a label, but I didn't actually make the sale, my collaborator did.

Posted at 3:31am Mar 17, 2009 EDT

Has anyone had experience with this?

Posted at 3:36am Mar 17, 2009 EDT

I have only done it through Paypal where it did it for me but I found this.

Three Military "States":

AA, which stands for Armed Forces (the) Americas
AE, which stands for Armed Forces Europe
AP, which stands for Armed Forces Pacific

Two "City" equivalents:

APO, which stands for Army Post Office
FPO, which stands for Fleet Post Office
You have to use the green customs form for APO's too.

Posted at 3:38am Mar 17, 2009 EDT

I just pulled it up on and AA, AE and AP were at the very bottom of the state list drop down.

Posted at 3:39am Mar 17, 2009 EDT

Thanks Beachwalk!

Except the AE on my address says it's in the US, not Europe...I wonder how that can be?

Posted at 3:40am Mar 17, 2009 EDT

Every military address is considered US. It is routed to wherever they are stationed from here. We can't always know where they actually are, it's a secret.

Posted at 3:42am Mar 17, 2009 EDT

Oh, that makes sense :)

Thanks for your help!

Posted at 3:43am Mar 17, 2009 EDT

You're welcome!

Posted at 3:43am Mar 17, 2009 EDT


Posted at 2:04pm Oct 10, 2009 EDT