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Shipping Information for VIVA Libraries

Shipping Cost Comparison

Shipments sent via UPS Ground or FedEx Ground will be delivered within Virginia in 1-2 days. There is no advantage to using 2-Day delivery. Shipments sent via USPS Priority Mail will be delivered within 2 days "in most cases." All VIVA shipping occurs within Zones 2 and 3 for UPS and FedEx Ground, and in Zones L, 1, 2, 3 for USPS Priority Mail.

VIVA's state-funded member institutions are included in the Virginia Statewide UPS contract. The text of that contract is available here: http://dps.dgs.virginia.gov/DPS/DownLoad/91026-09RenewalRevised.pdf.

UPS transit times from your zip code can be calculated here: http://www.ups.com/maps?loc=en_US&WT.svl=SubNav

FedEx transit times from your zip code can be calculated here: http://www.fedex.com/grd/maps/MapResult.do


UPS Ground
FedEx Ground
USPS Priority Mail

State Contract Price
List Price




Weight (lbs.)
Zones 2,3
Zone 2
Zone 3
Zone 2
Zone 3
Zones L 1 2
Zone 3
1 $3.66 $4.57 $4.70 $4.57 $4.70
$4.95
$4.95
2 3.66 4.65 4.94 4.65 4.94
4.95
5.20
3 3.66 4.69 5.17 4.69 5.17
5.50
6.25
4 3.66 4.82 5.36 4.82 5.36
6.10
7.10
5 3.66 5.06 5.44 5.06 5.44
6.85
8.15
6 3.66 5.21 5.61 5.21 5.61
7.55
9.25
7 3.66 5.48 5.78 5.48 5.78
8.30
10.30
8 3.78 5.70 5.97 5.70 5.97
8.80
10.70
9 3.90 5.86 6.15 5.86 6.15
9.25
11.45
10 4.04 6.06 6.19 6.06 6.19
9.90
12.35
Flat Rate Envelope




4.95
4.95
Small Flat Rate Box




4.95
4.95
Medium Flat Rate Box




10.35
10.35
Large Flat Rate Box Domestic




13.95
13.95

 

Sources:

UPS Shipping and Cost Zones: http://www.ups.com/content/us/en/shipping/cost/zones/continental_us.html

Virginia State Contracts: http://dps.dgs.virginia.gov/dps/contracts/CovaContractDetail.aspx?ContractNumber=91026-09

USPS Priority Mail Prices: http://www.usps.com/prices/priority-mail-prices.htm

FedEx Rate Tools: http://www.fedex.com/ratetools/RateToolsMain.do

 


Surcharge Comparison


UPS
FedEx
USPS
Address Correction $8.00 $8.00
N/A
Delivery Area Surcharge* 1.60 1.60
N/A
Fuel Surcharge
exempt
N/A

*VIVA institutions are located in the following zip codes for which the Delivery Surcharge applies:

FedEx UPS
22572
22630
22630
22812
22645
23062
22812
23943
23062
24327
23410
24606
23821
24641
23868
23909
23943
24088
24112
24219
24293
24327
24382
24416
24422
24450
24486
24595
24606
24614
24641

Source:

UPS: http://www.ups.com/content/us/en/shipping/time/service/eas_download.html

FedEx: http://fedex.com/us/services/ratesinfo/index.html

 

 

VIVA is funded by the Virginia General Assembly and the VIVA member institutions, and is sponsored by the State Council of Higher Education (SCHEV).