What is Military Parcel Xpress (MPX)?
In response to customer demand, MPX was formed to provide enhanced tracking, and greater accountability and improved delivery times for APO/FPO/DPO parcels going to US military service personnel and their families who are stationed overseas.
What is military mail (APO/FPO/DPO)?
Military mail is a USPSR domestic product subject to zones 1-8. It is processed and dispatched from a USPSR International Service Center. Because it leaves the United States, it falls under the jurisdiction of the USPSR international branch.
What does MPX offer?
Improved transit time ? Enhanced tracking for greater visibility ? Greater parcel accountability ? Increased parcel protection ? Service performance reports ? Transportation savings ? Knowledgeable customer service to resolve issues specifically with APO/DPO/FPO parcel mail ? IMPROVED SOLDIER MORALE
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Nothing is more important in a deployed service personfs day than Mail Call. Itfs their only connection to home. Because MPX will provide improved transit times, greater parcel accountability and enhanced visibility, our military personnel, their families, and the vendors that serve them, will have the more confidence shipping to APO/FPO/DPO destinations. These men and women are protecting the peace, freedom and quality of life that we enjoy every day. MPX was conceived to give something meaningful to them in return for their service to our country.
Is a customs form required?
Yes. All packages sent to an APO/FPO/DPO require Customs Form 2976-A. Even though the USPSR considers these packages domestic mail, because they are tendered within the US, they have an international destination. Therefore, they are subject to international customs declaration requirements.
What is Dim Weight and Does it Apply?
Dim Weight (Dimensional Weight) is the measurement of a parcel: L x W x H, which will give the cubic inches upon which Dim Weight is calculated. Yes. MPX parcels going to zones 5 ?E8 are subject to dimensional weight guidelines as stated by the USPSR.
How is dimensional weight calculated?
L x W x H = cubic inches. Divide cubic inches by 194 (DIM factor). Round the result up to the next whole number. The result is the DIM Weight. Example: Actual weight 10 pounds. 10?Ex10?Ex 24?E= 2400 cubic inches. Divide by 194 = 12.37 pounds. Round up to whole number = 13 pounds. DIM weight = 13 pounds
Do you have package pick up minimums?
Yes. However, each account is addressed on a case-by-case basis to determine frequency of pick-ups, minimums and rates. Please contact us at email@example.com for custom review of your needs and a possible solution with MPX.
What is a balloon parcel?
Girth is the measurement of a parcel's circumference (perpendicular to the longest side of the parcel).
USPS Zone Chart
MPX utilizes the same zone matrix as the USPSR to determine zones. Zones are computed by origin ZIP to destination ZIP Code? and are rated from closest to farthest delivery point.
Is there a maximum size?
Yes. The maximum allowed dimension is 130?E(length, width and girth). If you have a package larger than this, MPX partners with other carriers who specialize in larger shipments and maybe able to assist. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional details and a solution to fit your needs.
What is your maximum weight?
Maximum weight per parcel is 70 pounds. If you have an item weighing greater than 70 pounds, please contact email@example.com for assistance and a solution to fit your needs.