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Are there issues shipping items to a P.O.Box? Is it okay?

I have a customer asking if I am able to ship her the item she wants to bid on to her P.O. Box. Are there issues I should be aware of? I am new to selling on ebay. Thanks, Elyse

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Re: Are there issues shipping items to a P.O.Box? Is it okay?

in reply to silver8422

If you ship via USPS then there are no issues at all.

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Re: Are there issues shipping items to a P.O.Box? Is it okay?

in reply to dolly9577
Ok great, I didn't think so but wasn't sure. Thank you so much for your quick response :smileyhappy:
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black*max
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Re: Are there issues shipping items to a P.O.Box? Is it okay?

in reply to dolly9577

A USPS BO box is the safest of all address. Street address packages are often just left at the buyers porch.

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black*max
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Re: Are there issues shipping items to a P.O.Box? Is it okay?

in reply to black*max

eBay shipping has the option to block PO Boxes but thats for sellers that don't ship USPS.

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black*max
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Re: Are there issues shipping items to a P.O.Box? Is it okay?

in reply to black*max

Many years ago BO Boxs were used by scammers and for recieving items that was illegal.

At that time anyone could purchase a PO Box under and name without any ID.

Now thats not possible, now you must have a photo ID to get one and the name used must be the ID name.

You must also have a valid street address on file with USPS.

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Re: Are there issues shipping items to a P.O.Box? Is it okay?

in reply to silver8422
Actually, when I read her email again is says APO box. I assumed she meant a P.O. Box but I believe it is an Army Post Office, possible overseas. So what's the deal with APO box shipping? Thanks
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black*max
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Re: Are there issues shipping items to a P.O.Box? Is it okay?

in reply to silver8422

Same as a PO box accept because the item is going out on the US a custom form is required.

If you use eBay shipping custom forms will also be printed with most of the information filled in.

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black*max
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Re: Are there issues shipping items to a P.O.Box? Is it okay?

in reply to black*max

One thing different though for security reasons tracking will stop at the APO point in the US.

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Re: Are there issues shipping items to a P.O.Box? Is it okay?

in reply to black*max
Yeah it is only a magazine so I am not really interested in dealing with it, and I have other people bidding on it. Thank you so much
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