Shipping Pricing

Note:  Please keep in mind with CSS shipping services that we deliver boxes ( 3 different sizes), tape, bubble wrap, poster tube, marker, and lables to you ahead of time. We also automatically put $500 on every single box or item we ship for you, this is included. We also pick up your shipping from you at your residence on or off campus. We also repacki items for you at our warehouse if you need us too. Then when we ship your items, we email you tracking numbers. With everything that we put into our shipping services, we will save you time and money even compared to UPS themselves! 

We can ship anything for you like your own boxes,  Bikes, TV's, skis, snowboards, skate boards, plastic containers etc...  Relax, we've got it!

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Box sizes we give customers for shipping:

box small sm Book Box

Small box used for heavy items such as textbooks and CD's.

The minimum shipping charge for our book box is 17 lbs due to its dimensions

box medium sm Medium Box

Miscellaneous box used for electronic and bulky items.

The minimum shipping charge for our medium box is 40 lbs due to its dimensions

box large sm Large Box

Clothes box used for things such as bedding, clothing and lighter items.

The minimum shipping charge for our large box is 52 lbs due to its dimensions

CSS Shipping Zones & Rates


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Weight West Mountain Central East
1-10 lbs $35 $30 $35 $40
11-15 lbs $40 $35 $40 $45
16-20 lbs $45 $40 $45 $50
21-25 lbs $50 $45 $50 $55
26-30 lbs $55 $50 $55 $60
31-35 lbs $60 $55 $60 $65
36-40 lbs $65 $60 $65 $70
41-45 lbs $70 $65 $70 $75
46-50 lbs $75 $70 $75 $80
51-55 lbs $80 $75 $80 $85
56-60 lbs $85 $80 $85 $90
61-65 lbs $90 $85 $90 $95
66-70 lbs $95 $90 $95 $100
71-75 lbs $100 $95 $100 $105
76-80 lbs $105 $100 $105 $110
81-85 lbs $110 $105 $110 $115
86-90 lbs $115 $110 $115 $120
91-95 lbs $120 $115 $120 $125
96-100 lbs $125 $120 $125 $130

Shipping Info

  • 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
  • If you have your own boxes please use them
  • 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 the 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 $50 for the re-packing fee.
  • Residential Surcharge- $4 per package or item that we ship. (This is a passed-on UPS surcharge)
  • Fuel Surcharge- $7 per package or item fuel surcharge that we ship. (This is a passed-on UPS surcharge)
  • Handling fee- $15 for each item not encased in cardboard.  This is a passed-on UPS surcharge (like duffel bags, suitcases, plastic containers, ski bags, etc..)
  • Shipped Packages over 70 lbs - $40 additional UPS overweight surcharge.
  • Urban Surcharge- $4 per item that is shipped to a major city's zip code or out in the country far away from normal UPS routes. All packages delivered inside a major US city or are way out of the way of normal UPS routes will be assessed this charge. (This is a passed-on UPS surcharge)
  • We automatically put $500 of UPS insurance on each item or box we ship. This way if UPS damages or loses the item during transit, it's covered. ** Items need to be packed correctly by the customer for UPS to pay out on a damage claim. UPS will deny all damage claims if an item is packed incorrectly and damaged during shipping. If you are unsure about an item being packed correctly for shipping, please ask us when we come to pick it up.
  • 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. Additional insurance on expensive electronics is good to have if you are shipping flat-screen TVs, computers, or fragile glass items, please let us know on pick up if you require extra insurance on a box or fragile item.
  • All skis, snowboard, golf, and XL duffel bags UPS DIM weight pricing applies.( see below)
  • Re-packing fees on most items or boxes $25-$75 per item, depending on size, and as needed. Customers need to tell us on pick up which items they want to be repacked for shipping so we can note it on their contract and repack this item "s" at our warehouse correctly for UPS shipping.
  • 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 95 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.
  • repacking on special items- Flat screen TV's, Bikes, televisions, golf bags, guitars, framed artwork, longboards, skis, snowboards, and other large items which require special packaging will have an additional fee of $30-$100 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.

Repacking Rates on items:

Re-packing rates listed below do not include shipping rates.
Small Miscellaneous Items: $25-$50
Large Miscellaneous Items: $50-$100
Electronic Items: $50-$100 (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

Repacking a Residence for Shipping pricing:

We charge $100 an hour, minimum 2 hours for 2 guys to repack a room or $150 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.

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.


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.

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