When shipping packages, Central Mail Services rate shops between USPS, UPS and FedEx to find the most economical method that meets the sender's delivery objectives. If a customer requests overnight delivery, tracking and services such as insurance, Central Mail strives to identify the best service available. All prices and rates used by Central Mail Services are a Corporate Discounted State Rate. This means that a package mailed by Central Mail will be cheaper than a package taken to the UPS or the FedEx stores. All Priority and Express Mail packages are shipped using Commercial Base Pricing including Commercial Base Pricing of Flat Rate Packaging. Please use the Commercial Base Pricing link for a listing of those rates.
|For more information on USPS services, such as First Class, Priority, Express, Media Mail, Parcel Post and additional Mail services, please go to the Contract Post Office website.|
All packages over 13 ounces that are to be shipped UPS and FedEx, are required to have a Central Mail Services Information Sheet or shipping label. A package is classified as anything that is not an envelope. This applies to all USPS, FedEx, UPS and International mail.
***The Central Mail Services Information Sheet, with the tracking number, weight and cost of the package that was mailed, will be sent back to you in campus mail. If you have a shipment of several boxes going to the exact same destination, it is not necessary to have an information sheet printed for each one. Please use the field in the top right hand corner of the form to designate the number in the shipment.***
|There are special precautions and requirements when shipping hazardous materials. Please see the Haz-Mat link for more information.|
This service is most economical for heavy packages, multi-package shipments, and packages being sent to a business address.
Calculate Time & Cost; all prices and rates used by Central Mail Services are a Corporate Discounted State Rate. This is different than what is listed on the UPS website.
This service is the best for overnight shipping, hazardous material shipping and international packages that need tracking. Central Mail only uses FedEx Express. Packages to be shipped using FedEx Ground or FedEx Freight need to be shipped by the department.
Calculate Time & Cost; all prices and rates used by Central Mail Services are a Corporate Discounted State Rate. This is different than what is listed on FedEx website.