Shipping Pricing

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CSS Shipping Zones & Rates

  • All shipped packages through CSS automatically include $500 of insurance
  • 3 different sizes of boxes, tape, poster tube, labels, marker, and packaging instructions delivered to you ahead of time
  • CSS uses UPS for all of its ground and air shipping in the USA
  • Tracking Numbers emailed to you the moment your items are shipped
  • We can ship anything! It does not have to go in a box. ( suitcases, ski and snowboard bags, duffel bags, etc..)
  • Call office or email the office for shipping rates to Alaska and Hawaii
  • Your deposit goes towards the boxes ( 3 different sizes), tape, marker, bubble wrap, and poster tube we deliver to you ahead of time for shipping
  • All CSS boxes weighing over 80 lbs will be re-packed into 2 boxes to comply with weight limits that the box can withhold and the customer will be charged $25-$50 for the re-packing fee.
  • Residential Surcharge- $3 per package or each shipped item
  • Fuel Surcharge- There is a $2 fuel surcharge per package or each shipped item
  • Urban Surcharge- There will be an urban and city charge of $3 per box. This is a new fee that UPS implemented in 2012. All packages delivered inside a major US city or are way out of the way of normal UPS routes will be assessed this charge.
  • Additional Insurance- shipping insurance is $10 for ever $100, just let us know if you require more insurance than the $500 that is included on each shipped item when we pick up your shipping. The maximum insurance per shipped item is $1000 and you must sign for the item when you receive it.(Good to have if you are shipping flat screen TV's, computers, or fragile items)
  • All skis, snowboard, golf and XL duffel bags UPS DIM weight pricing applies.( see below)
  • Shipped Packages over 70 lbs - $50 additional UPS overweight surcharge
  • Re-packing fees on items or boxes $25-$75 per item, depending on size, and as needed.
  • Handling fee- Each Shipped item not encased in cardboard will be charged a $25 handling fee. This is a UPS surcharge (like duffel bags, suitcases, plastic containers, ski bags etc..)
  • Shipped Packages over 130" diameter (Bike Boxes, Ski and Snowboard Boxes, Lg TV' boxes and any other Lg boxes and items) - UPS DIM Weighting Applies (Check DiM weight pricing below)
  • Bike boxes and large Boxes with dimensions of 22' x 22' x 22' or bigger- The minimum shipping rate is 90 lbs. (Check DiM weight pricing below)
  • Extra-Large Packages - Pieces weighing more than 140 lbs that exceed 165 inches in length and girth combined ("extra-large" packages) may be accepted must be freighted.
  • Bikes, televisions, golf bags, guitars, framed artwork, long boards, skis, snowboards, and other large items which require special packaging will have an additional fee of $30-$75 for the custom boxes, packaging material, and labor to pack your items safely. We can pack and ship absolutely anything, and if you have a large item not on this list we can certainly take care of it as well for a custom rate. Call or email the office for more information!
  • Note: The length and girth of a package is length plus (2 times the height) plus (2 times the width). If the dimension includes a fraction, we round up to the next full number.

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Weight West Central East
1-10 lbs $20 $25 $30
11-15 lbs $25 $30 $35
16-20 lbs $30 $35 $40
21-25 lbs $35 $40 $45
26-30 lbs $40 $45 $50
31-35 lbs $45 $50 $55
36-40 lbs $50 $55 $60
41-45 lbs $55 $60 $65
46-50 lbs $60 $55 $70
51-55 lbs $65 $70 $75
56-60 lbs $70 $75 $80
61-65 lbs $75 $80 $85
66-70 lbs $80 $85 $90
71-75 lbs $85 $90 $95
76-80 lbs $90 $95 $100
81-85 lbs $95 $100 $105
86-90 lbs $100 $105 $110
91-95 lbs $105 $110 $115
96-100 lbs $110 $115 $120

Re-packing rates listed below do not include shipping rates.
Small Miscellaneous Items: $25-$50
Large Miscellaneous Items: $50-$100
Electronic Items: $50-$75 (double boxed)
Re-Packed Flatscreen TV: $50-$100 (double boxed)
Bikes: $75 (includes taking bike apart and bike box)
Re-Packed Skis, Snowboards, and Guitars: $30-$50


Box sizes we give customers for shipping:


box small sm Book Box

(12"x12"x16")
Small box used for heavy items such as textbooks and CD's.

box medium sm Medium Box

(18"x18"x16") 
Miscellaneous box used for electronic and bulky items.

box large sm Large Box

(18"x18"x24") 
Clothes box used for things such as bedding, clothing and lighter items.


 "Ship to School" pricing

Ship to School Recieving, Storage & Delivery
The storage and delivery cost for shipping items to our office and having us deliver them is as follows :
$25 per small box/item, $30 per medium box/item, $45 per large box/item and $60 per extra large box/item. Furniture and extra large items again depending on size and are usually are between $75-$100.

  • Your $35 deposit is for the box kit we ship to you. ($45 for East Coast)
  • Customers will be charged for shipping rates for the UPS tags they use that we send them, based on the shipping chart above from where they live.
  • If we move your "Ship to school" items past the ground floor, a moving fee of $35 per every 15 minutes applies.
  • Any items over 70 lbs will recieve a $40 over weight surcharge
  • A $40 XL package surcharge will apply to a package which is considered a "XL Package" when its length plus girth [(2 x width) + (2 x height)] combined exceeds 130 inches

Frieght pricing:

Frieghting cost are based on weight, dimesnions and destination. Plus pickup, moving, and repacking these items. You need to email the office for a quote (info@csstorage.com). Please use the header "frieght quote" in your email. The email needs to include all a list of large furniture and random items you want frieghted, plus a estimate on the number of boxes, and the address of frieght destination. We will get back to you with 24 hours with a quote. Just a heads up, beds and couches are extremely expensive to ship becuase they need custom pallets made and are oversized.


Repacking a Residence for Shipping pricing:

We charge $85 an hour, minimum 2 hours for 2 guys to repack a room or $135 an hour, minimum 2 hours for 3 guys to repack a room. Includes packing marterial, boxes, and moving items to our warehouse. Custom boxes for TV's, bikes, skis, snowboards, tv's, guitars are extra and are $10-$25 depending on size.

Note:

We are extremely fair to our customers, if we break, lose, or damage items while they are in our care, we will do whatever it takes to make sure they are either repaired, replaced, or the customer is compensated for the damage. This is how CSS has ALWAYS run our business. The students and their parents are our customers and we want to make sure you are taken care of and understand that we are a moving and storage company that actually cares and will not nickel and dime a customer if an issue arises, we really do care about our reputation.


Oversize Packages

UPS ground packages that exceed 130 inches in length and girth. Packages that exceed 130 inches length and girth will be considered "oversize" packages. All oversize packages will be accessed a $50 surcharge. UPS weight and size rates- check out the UPS website:

Overweight Packages

UPS ground packages maximum weight allowed is 140 lbs. The boxes that we hand out to students maximum weight is 80lbs. Students who give us a non CSS box weighing more than 140 lbs, or a CSS box weighing over 80 lbs, we will re-pack the box into 2 boxes. The student will also be charged a $25-$50 re-packing fee-check out the UPS website:

Dimensional Weight (Volumetric Weight)

All Shipping customers need to be aware of DIM weight and and that extra shipping charges will apply. Dim weight applies to extra large boxes for items like TV's, Skis, Bikes and large items. We either order these boxes or make custom boxes for these large items. These items are billed usually not on weight but on the size of the box they are shipped in. The shipping rates that CSS bills for these items will depend on the size of the box the item is shipped in and where it is going. Below is a description on UPS's website about the DIM weight pricing that we follow for billing these items.

Transportation charges may be assessed based on dimensional weight, which is a volumetric standard. Dimensional-weight pricing is applicable on a per-package or per-shipment basis to all shipments in customer packaging. UPS packaging may also be subject to dimensional-weight pricing. If the dimensional weight exceeds the actual weight, charges based on the dimensional weight will be assessed. Customers who fail to apply the dimensional-weight calculation to a package may be assessed dimensional-weight charges from UPS. See the Dimensional Weight description in the Fees and Other Shipping Information section of the UPS Rates Guide for additional details.

http://www.ups.com/content/us/en/resources/ship/packaging/dim_weight.html

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