Information for BFPO Customers
This Tribe delivers to all British Forces Post Office (BFPO) addresses and offers VAT free prices to military personnel on most overseas postings, ships, operations and exercises with BFPO addresses.
We are able to send packages up to 2kg to operations and exercises, up to 10kg to ships and up to 30kg elsewhere.
We offer heavily discounted delivery rates to BFPO addresses, but due to the additional costs that the MoD charges commercial users for delivery to BFPO addresses we are unable to offer free shipping. To get exact rates please either use the Shipping Estimator function on your shopping cart or wait until you checkout when you will be shown rates before being asked for payment.
How to Use Our System
Our shop makes BFPO checkout easy, and will recognize your BFPO number and calculate the correct VAT (0% for overseas destinations), postage cost and recognize any weight restrictions.
All you need to do is start to checkout then during the checkout process:
- tick the "BFPO Address" checkbox when when entering your delivery address as shown below.
- enter your BFPO address in the delivery address area.
Note: the address you enter in the payment area does not affect VAT and should simply be the one shown on your credit card statement. The address that affects VAT is the delivery address.
Problems and FAQs
No shipping rates offered?
If you are not offered any delivery options, then you may have exceeded the 2kg limit for operations/exercises or 10kg to ships. In this case you may have to reduce the size of your order, and perhaps make multiple orders of less than the limit. We appreciate that this is not ideal, but there are only so many BFPO complexities we can handle through the online system!
It is also possible that a new BFPO number has been issued that is not on our system, or we have another glitch. Please contact us if you think that either of these is the case.
BFPO or Normal Address?
Some customers will have both BFPO and normal addresses, for example most people in Northern Ireland. In this case delivery will probably be cheaper to your normal postal address, as we do not face the additional BFPO postal charges. For UK posting we are unable to offer VAT free prices so there is no advantage to using a BFPO address for that reason.
We can deliver to the BFPO depot according to our normal postage times, then deliveries are in the hands of the BFPO and times will be according to the following table. Note that these times are approximate, and do not include all destinations.
|BFPO Numbers||Location||Country||Approximate Transit Times from Receipt at HQ BFPO Northolt to the BFPO Static Location Overseas|
|2||Washington||USA||14 Working Days|
|4||Kathmandu||Nepal||14 Working Days|
|6||Lisbon||Portugal||4 - 6 Working Days|
|8||Naples||Italy||5 - 7 Working Days|
|10||Nairobi||Kenya||14 Working Days|
|11||Seria||Brunei||14 Working Days|
|12||Belize City||Belize||14 Working Days|
|14||Suffield||Canada||14 Working Days|
|15 - 49||Europe||Germany / Belgium / Holland||3 - 5 Working Days|
|50||Stavanger||Norway||4 - 8 Working Days|
|52||Gibraltar||Gibraltar||13 - 15 Working Days|
Dhekelia Ayios Nikolaos
|Cyprus||26 - 33 Working Days|
|61||Milan||Italy||5 - 7 Working Days|
|62||Valencia||Spain||4 - 6 Working Days|
|63||Virginia||USA||14 Working Days|
|65||Rome||Italy||5 - 7 Working Days|
|105||Box No 589||
British Alpine Centre (Bavaria) Germany
|5 - 7 Working Days|
Isolated Detachments Box No 2002 - 2020
to 7 Working Days
|109||Ramstein||Germany||3 - 5 Working Days|
|113||Mansergh Bks||Germany||3 - 5 Working Days|
|115||Heidelberg||Germany||3 - 5 Working Days|
|140||JHQ Rheindahlen||Germany||3 - 5 Working Days|
|150||Karup||Denmark||3 - 6 Working Days|
|599||UKSUPU (Izmir)||Turkey||14 Working Days|
|655||Mount Pleasant Airport||Falkland Islands||6 - 10 Weeks|
|677||RAF Ascension||Ascension Island||15 – 20 Working Days|
|801 - 825||Northern Ireland||Northern Ireland||5 Working Days|