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Shipping Charges

Find out about UCSD shipping charges.

The UCSD Shipping Department can save you shipping costs. UCSD has contracts and agreements with several carriers to provide discounted shipping rates when your shipment is coordinated by the Shipping Department.

We will be turning over any outbound international shipment that is valued over $2,500 to UCSD's Broker and Power of Attorney forwarding company for processing.  The shipment value on the Shipping Memo must be the true value of the item.  If the item is not new then the value would be the current "used" value.


Shipping charges depend on many factors, most of which are listed below:

  • Shipping Department processing fee:
    • Shipping within the United States, $2 per package
    • Shipping outside the United States, $2.50 per package
  • Packaging and crating services: If the Shipping Department assit with palletizing, banding, shrink wrapping or adding regulated material, your index will be recharged for the materials used.
  • Type of transportation: The carrier charges shipping fees to ship your item. UCSD Shipping has agreements with several carriers to provide efficient service at discounted rates.
  • Insurance costs: It is important to insure your shipment. To determine your insurance costs, see Transit Insurance
  • International: All international shipments are subject to tax and duty fees
  • Hazardous materials: Additional fees are assessed by the carrier to ship hazardous material
  • Carrier Fees: UCSD Brockers, Carriers, and Trucking Companies' charges are based on size, weight, and destination of the shipment

After your package is shipped, see How to Check Your Shipping Charges.

To request a shipping quote:

  1. Download the Shipping Rate Quote (PDF)
  2. Complete the form
  3. Submit the form through ASK (login required) to the UCSD Shipping Coordinator.