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Shipping Services

Shipping by UPS

UPS usually picks up from our warehouse at 4:00 p.m. each day.  Our cut off time for orders to be shipped the same day is 12:00 p.m. 

We charge 25% over the UPS list prices. 

The cost of insurance will also be marked up by 25%. 

There is a minimum freight markup of US$2.00 per box. 

Any fuel surcharges in effect will be added to the charge. 

If you incur more than US$100 per month in UPS charges, we may require you to open your own account with UPS.  We still charge our markup based on the value of the shipment. 

We will add an additional US$2.50 per shipment for COD parcels to cover the cost of extra handling.  This amount is in addition to UPS’s charge for COD shipments. 

We prefer not to send shipments on a COD (cash on delivery) basis and accept no responsibility whatsoever for proper execution of any COD shipments.  All COD shipments are sent on a “best efforts” basis only.  We will not be liable for any errors, e.g., failure to send the shipment by COD or failure to select money order vs. check, etc.  Please try to have your shipments sent by credit card or prepaid. 

Any COD shipments that we send out that come back will be subject to additional handling charges of US$10.00 per box plus the cost of freight back to us.

Dealing with Errors by UPS 

We will not spend hours of staff time trying to recover a minor overcharge.  We can investigate for you or can complain on your behalf, but we will charge US$45.00 per hour for doing so, billed in one-minute increments. 

Shipping by United States Postal Service

Mail shipments are processed on-line and are picked up the next day by the post office.  The cut off for shipments going by mail is 12:00 p.m. 

If you require faster service, we can take the parcels to the post office the same day.  The cut off for shipments going by mail is 12:00 p.m.  We take shipments to the post office at 3:00 p.m.   There is a US$35.00 additional charge to make a run to the local post office plus US$2.00 per box.  We do not offer this service during the month before Christmas due to long wait times at the post office. 

We will charge 25% over the total charge for shipping and insurance (with a minimum charge of US$2.00 per box).  

If you ship one box with a direct cost of US$15.23, the charge will be US$15.23 * 1.25 = US$19.04.  This price assumes that the post office picks it up from our warehouse the next day. 

If this same box must be taken to the post office the same day, the cost is US$15.23 * 1.25 = US$19.04 + US$35.00 = US$54.04.  

If you send three boxes with direct costs of US$4.65 + US$6.99 + US$21.72, you will be charged US$4.65 + US$2.00 (the minimum charge) for the first box, US$6.99 + US$2.00 for the second box, and US$21.72 + US$5.43 for the third box.  The cost for shipping with upcharges is US$42.79.    

If we take the above shipment to the post office, there will be a US$35.00 charge + US$2.00 per box to make the run to the post office for a total of US$83.79.

Frequent shipments of more than 10 boxes per run or use of large boxes may have additional charges to be negotiated. 

The above quote is for shipments to our local post office.  If you need us to make a special run to the main post office, we charge labor time at US$45.00 per hour plus US$0.50 cents per mile. This takes about an hour. 

We prefer not to send shipments on a COD (cash on delivery) basis and accept no responsibility whatsoever for proper execution of any COD shipments.  All COD shipments are sent on a “best efforts” basis only.  We will not be liable for any errors, e.g., failure to send the shipment by COD or failure to select money order vs. check, etc.  Please try to have your shipments sent by credit card or prepaid. 

Any COD shipments that we send out that come back will be subject to additional handling charges of US$10.00 per box plus the cost of freight back to us.

Shipping by FedEx, DHL, or other Couriers

We can ship by FedEx or DHL if you wish.  Please note that we do not have their software installed on our computers and must do the entries on-line.  This takes extra time and will result in additional labor charges.  To save time and money, we recommend using UPS or USPS.  If you want to pay for the computer and software, we will be happy to install these other packages. 

Shipping by Truck 

If you arrange your own pick up by truck there are no additional charges other than loading charges.  We do charge if we have to prepare the bill of lading and make arrangements with the trucking line. 

We can arrange shipment by truck for you.  All truck shipments that we arrange will be marked up 25% with a minimum mark up of US$50.00.  We rely on Yellow Freight for most truck shipments.  Because of our deep discounts with Yellow, we can probably save you money even after our markup.  For shipments to the Toronto area, we use Buffalo Express. 

If we provide the skids, we charge US$20.00 per skid for each skid that we provide.

Loading charges are US$10.00 for the first skid and US$5.00 for each additional skid we load onto the truck.  For example, if you have four skids being loaded onto a truck in one shipment, the charge is US$10.00 + US$5.00 + US$5.00 + US$5.00 = US$25.00. 

If we prepare the shipment, there will be a charge for labor and materials.  This charge will depend upon the number of skids and the amount of time required to prepare the shipment.

Trucking Service Between Toronto and Niagara Falls, New York

If we make arrangements, we will charge a 25% markup over our direct costs with a minimum charge of US$50.00. 

Should you wish to make your own arrangements, we recommend Mila at Buffalo Express.  Her contact details are as follows: 

            Ms. Mila Favelyukis                             P: 800.777.6452 or 905.738.3585
            Buffalo Express                                    F: 905.660.3204
            1950 Highway #7 West, Unit 13
            Concord, Ontario
            L4K 3P2  Canada 

Please note that Buffalo Express cannot pick up or deliver to residential locations.  Their trucks are not allowed into these areas.  You will need to make arrangements to use a truck loading dock if you are using their services.

Export Orders 

We charge US$15.00 per shipment for all orders being sent outside of the United States by mail or courier service.  This fee is to compensate us for the additional time required to complete customs paperwork. 

For large export orders by freight forwarder, we charge by the hour at US$45.00 per hour to complete any required paperwork.

Chichester, Inc.
2045 Niagara Falls Blvd., Unit 9
Niagara Falls, New York
14304-1675
 

Toll Free  1.800.206.6544

Phone  +1.716.298.1183

Fax  +1.716.298.0313

E-mail  info@chichesterinc.com

 

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