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Shipping Information

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Identifying Items with Free Shipping

For items in hosted catalogs (such as Fisher) , “Free Shipping” text is indicated directly below the list price of the items that are shipped free of charge.

Punch-Out catalogs (e.g., Dell) vary in how items with free shipping are indicated.  For example, the Dell punch-out site includes options for no charge delivery, as well as expedited delivery for a specific cost at the time a shopping cart is created on their site.

When are Shipping Charges Added?

For purchases in hosted catalogs, any applicable shipping charges are not included at the time the AggieBuy Requisition is created.   They are added at the time the invoice is created and submitted by the supplier.   For this reason, the initial cost of your AggieBuy Requisition and final cost may vary based on any added shipping charges.

For purchases in punch-out catalogs, any applicable shipping charges are automatically added at the time the cart is created in the punch-out site and before the cart is returned to the AggieBuy site for final cart check-out and Requisition submission.

Minimizing Shipping Charges and Maximizing Your Dollars

Refer to the information below which identifies any flat shipping charges for each supplier and any factors that can mitigate or remove the shipping charge. For example, some suppliers provide free shipping when the order total exceeds a specific dollar amount.  When purchasing from these suppliers, we recommend that you bundle your purchasing whenever possible to ensure that you are taking advantage of the free shipping option.

Apple Computers Most items include free shipping.
Agilent Technologies

Freight Charge will be added to each order.

Aramark Uniform Service
Bio-Rad Laboratories

Regular Bio-Rad orders are shipped via FedEx ground.  Temperature-sensitive items are shipped next-day.  Special items such as heavyweight, will be shipped under FedEx methods.

Shipping fees will generally be waived for orders totaling $200 or higher.  Shipping costs will be added for orders under $200.00 based on the following schedule:

  • Equipment: 0.5%-4% of invoice
  • Bio-Plex Assays: 1.4% - 2.4% of invoice
  • Consumables:  $30
  • EDU:  $30
  • Oligos:  $15
  • Blue/Dry Ice Packaging:  $35
  • Dangerous Goods Surcharge:  $35
CDW-G Products ordered from CDW-G include free ground shipping under contract and will ship from CDW-G's distribution center located in North Las Vegas, Nevada.  CDW-G ships 92% of orders that are in-stock the same day received and will average 3 business days from order placement to receipt on campus.
Cell Signaling Technology Most items include free shipping.
Dell Standard build/delivery time is 7-10 business days after Dell receives the order, with many products built and delivered within 3-5 days, depending on the time of year and the type of product.  For example, notebooks usually take 7-10 business days; servers, desktops, and peripherals can ship sooner.  Shipping is generally free for most orders.
Eppendorf
Fisher Scientific Fisher has guaranteed 48-hour delivery on most products.  Most items include free shipping.
GE Dharmacon, Inc Freight charge will be added to each order.
Genesee Freight charge will be added to each order.
Grainger Products shipped the same day the order is received.   Shipping sites include 50 California stocked warehouses, including Yolo County.  Many items are available for Will Call in West Sacramento; call 916-372-7800 to confirm availability.  Most items include free shipping.
Hewlett PackardMain Street Technology Standard Configuration/9 business days; Additional Configurations 12 business days
HON Furniture OfficeMax Furniture HON furniture is stocked in local warehouses and is generally delivered within 5 days of order placement.
HD Supply Most items include free shipping.
Integrated DNA Technologies, Inc. Most items include free shipping.
Life Technologies (Invitrogen)

Items are delivered in 2-5 days from final approval of AggieBuy Order. 

Items are shipped "FOB Destination, freight pre-paid and added" at a flat ship rate of $19.95. 

Dry Ice charges are an additional $19.95 and hazmat fees may be applicable.  An additional $12.50 flat rate handling charge applies for primers. 

Shipping rate for primers only is $12.50. 

Medline Free shipping on orders totaling more than $150.00
New England Biolabs Free shipping on orders totaling more than $350.00
Office Depot (formerly known as OfficeMax) Orders placed by 5 p.m. will generally be delivered by 3:30 p.m. the next business day.  Most items include free shipping.
Perkin Elmer A flat shipping charge of $32.00 is added to any orders placed with Perkin Elmer.
Qiagen A flat shipping charge of $25.00 is added to any orders placed with Qiagen.
Sigma Aldrich

Freight Conditions:

Orders greater than $250:

  • Flat Freight Free

Orders less than $250:

  • $21.99 standard shipping fee, plus Haz Mat, packaging, and handling fees, if applicable

Special Orders:

  • Special delivery by request, Special orders, bulk orders, 3rd party, building blocks may incur freight and handling fees

SHI (Software House International) Most items include free shipping.
Spectrum Laboratory Products, Inc. Most items include free shipping.
Steelcase Furniture Items displayed in the Steelcase direct catalog are manufactured as they are ordered.  Typical time to delivery is: 
  • 5-6 weeks: For chair orders and other freestanding type items. 
  • 8-10 weeks: For private office setups and modular workstations. 
UC Davis Storehouse Storehouse delivery times are generally 1 to 2 days after receipt of order.  There aren't shipping charges for Storehouse orders.
Vet Med Central Services

If you place your order before 11:00 am, it will be delivered FREE to your door the same afternoon.

VWR Average delivery time for VWR is 2 days after receipt of order.  Most items include free shipping.
Waxie Standard delivery time is 2-4 days from receipt of order.  Most items include free shipping.

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