UC San Diego SearchMenu

How to Ship a Package Within the United States (Non-hazardous)

Find out how to ship a package within the United States (non-hazardous materials).

Note: Before you ship a package, find out about shipping services and options. See Shipping Overview.

Expand all

1. Obtain Insurance

  1. It is important to insure your shipment. To determine your insurance needs, see Transit Insurance.
  2. Receive required approval before going to the next step.

For insurance questions, contact ehsrisk@ucsd.edu, (858) 534-2454.

2. Complete a Shipping Memo form.

  1. To complete the form, follow the step-by-step instructions on How to Complete a Shipping Memo.
  2. Note:If your shipment consists of multiple packages:
    • Mark each package with running-total numbers such as "1 of 3".
    • List each package number on the Shipping Memo.
    • List the contents of each package separately.
  3. Your Shipping Memo email to Outbound Shipping is your pickup request.
  4. Note: If your shipment contains:
All other requests for pickup require 24-hour notice.

3. Prepare your package.

  1. If your shipment consists of multiple packages, be sure to follow the instructions in Step 1c.
  2. Securely package each item you want to ship.

4. Give the package to the driver.

  1. The driver will pick up your package and deliver it to the Outbound Shipping Team.
  2. For liability reasons, Drivers can only pick up shipments that they have a pick up request for.

5. Check your shipping charges.

Once your package is shipped, use the Shipping Memo and see How to Check Your Shipping Charges.

Expand all