Shipping Information

Shipping Information

Identifying Items with Free Shipping

For items in hosted catalogs, “Free Shipping” text is indicated directly below the list price of the items that are shipped free of charge.

Punch-Out catalogs vary in how items with free shipping are indicated.  For example, the Dell punch-out site includes options for no charge delivery, as well as expedited delivery for a specific cost at the time a shopping cart is created on their site.

When are Shipping Charges Added?

For purchases in hosted catalogs, any applicable shipping charges are not included at the time the AggieBuy Requisition is created.   They are added at the time the invoice is created and submitted by the supplier.   For this reason, the initial cost of your AggieBuy Requisition and final cost may vary based on any added shipping charges.

For purchases in punch-out catalogs, applicable shipping charges are often added at the time the cart is created in the punch-out site and before the cart is returned to the AggieBuy site for final cart check-out and Requisition submission, but this is not necessarily the case for all punch-out suppliers.  Refer to the information in the table below to confirm what the shipping charge for your specific supplier may be.

Minimizing Shipping Charges and Maximizing Your Dollars

Refer to the information below which identifies any flat shipping charges for each supplier and any factors that can mitigate or remove the shipping charge. For example, some suppliers provide free shipping when the order total exceeds a specific dollar amount.  When purchasing from these suppliers, we recommend that you bundle your purchasing whenever possible to ensure that you are taking advantage of the free shipping option.


Shipping Rates


Shipping charges are:

  • $45 Blue ice
  • $60 Dry ice
  • $49 non dry ice kits
AggieSupply For most items, if you place your order before 11:00 am, it will be delivered FREE to your door the same afternoon.

Many (but NOT all) items have an option for Prime or free shipping.  Items being sold from third-party sellers generally do NOT include free shipping. 

It is important to confirm the shipping costs if purchasing from a third-party seller; in some cases, the cost of the shipping may exceed the cost of the item.  There may be less expensive options available with an Amazon-fulfilled order, or with the use of another catalog in AggieBuy.

Apple Computers Most items include free shipping.
Aramark Uniform Service

Under $250 total order: $9.99 flat rate charge

$250 and higher: 5% of total cost assessed for shipping charge

B&H Photo Freight Charge will be added to each order.
Bio Rad
  • Many Bio-Rad orders are shipped via FedEx ground. 
  • Temperature-sensitive items are shipped next-day. 
  • Special items such as heavyweight, will be shipped under FedEx methods.

Shipping fees will generally be waived for orders totaling $200.00 or higher.  Shipping costs will be added for orders under $200.00 based on the following schedule:

  • Equipment: 0.5%-4% of invoice
  • Bio-Plex Assays: 1.4% - 2.4% of invoice
  • Consumables:  $30
  • EDU:  $30
  • Oligos:  $15
  • Blue/Dry Ice Packaging:  $35
  • Dangerous Goods Surcharge:  $35
CDW-G Products ordered from CDW-G include free ground shipping under contract and will ship from CDW-G's distribution center located in North Las Vegas, Nevada.  CDW-G ships 92% of orders that are in-stock the same day received and will average 3 business days from order placement to receipt on campus.
Cell Signaling Technology Most items include free shipping.
Cytivia/GE/Global Life Sciences  

Free shipping is provided for Biacore chips.

Standard 2-day shipping & handling charges apply to other GE products.

Dell Standard build/delivery time is 7-10 business days after Dell receives the order, with many products built and delivered within 3-5 days, depending on the time of year and the type of product.  For example, notebooks usually take 7-10 business days; servers, desktops, and peripherals can ship sooner.  Shipping is generally free for most orders.
eParts (Sunbelt) Shipping costs vary, based on the item(s) being ordered.
ePlus Most items include free shipping.
Eppendorf Most items include free shipping.

Free desktop shipping is available with a $15.00 minimum order.

Free shipping to departmental mailzones is available with no minimum order.  If you are uncertain of the location of your nearest mailzone, contact Eurofins representative.

Fastenal Freight charges will be added to applicable items.
Fisher Scientific Fisher has guaranteed 48-hour delivery on most products.  Most items include free shipping.
Genesee Freight charge will be added to each order.
Grainger Products shipped the same day the order is received.   Shipping sites include 50 California stocked warehouses, including Yolo County.  Many items are available for Will Call in West Sacramento; call 916-372-7800 to confirm availability.  Most items include free shipping.
Main Street Technology Standard Configuration/9 business days; Additional Configurations 12 business days
ODP Business Solutions (formerly OfficeDepot) Furniture HON furniture is stocked in local warehouses and is generally delivered within 5 days of order placement.
HD Supply Most items include free shipping.
Horizon Discovery (Dharmacon) Freight charge will be added to each order.
Illumina Freight charge will be added to each order.
Integrated DNA Technologies, Inc. Most items include free shipping.
Medline Free shipping on orders totaling more than $150.00
Millipore Sigma

Freight Conditions:

Orders greater than $250:

  • Flat Freight Free

Orders less than $250:

  • $21.99 standard shipping fee, plus Haz Mat, packaging, and handling fees, if applicable

Special Orders:

  • Special delivery by request, Special orders, bulk orders, 3rd party, building blocks may incur freight and handling fees
National Gift Card Corp A flat shipping cost of $7.65 is added to each order, regardless of the number of gift cards included in the order.
Neta Scientific

Ground Shipping is generally free for any dollar amount. 

Shipping is charged for hazardous materials handling, fragile/special handling, and higher freight level (large capital equipment, refrigerators, etc.).

New England Biolabs Free shipping on orders totaling more than $350.00
ODP Business Solutions (formerly OfficeDepot) In order to manage the current labor shortage, ODP Business Solutions is temporarily instituting a 3pm cutoff for next day delivery to the UC Davis campus.  Most items include free shipping.
One Workplace (Steelcase Furniture) The Steelcase items that are not "off the shelf" are manufactured as they are ordered.  Typical time to delivery is: 
  • 5-6 weeks: For chair orders and other freestanding type items. 
  • 8-10 weeks: For private office setups and modular workstations. 
Perkin Elmer flat shipping charge of $32.00 is added to any orders placed with Perkin Elmer.
Promega The current shipping rates and terms are available on the Promega website.
Qiagen flat shipping charge of $25.00 is added to any orders placed with Qiagen.

Please note that delivery of Ricoh orders will be coordinated by our local Ray Morgan Co office. Departments with service contracts through RMC can have devices added to their contract at that time.

SHI (Software House International) Most items include free shipping.
Spectrum Laboratory Products, Inc. Most items include free shipping.
Takara Bio

Free shipping is automatically applied to all UC Davis orders.

Thermo Fisher Scientific (formerly Life Technologies)
  • Effective 8/25/21, Freight on most Thermo Fisher (Life Technologies) and Fisher branded consumable products is free.  LSG products may be purchased on either Fisher Scientific or Thermo Fisher AggieBuy catalogs.
  • Wet/Dry Ice and hazard fees on consumables is free. 
  • An additional $12.50 flat rate handling charge applies for primers. 
  • Primers are shipped free, previously $12.50.
  • Items are delivered in 2-5 days from final approval of AggieBuy Order. 
Thomas Scientific

Standard freight is free. Expedited/Rush, hazardous, dry ice, etc. is an additional charge.

UC Davis Storehouse Storehouse delivery times are generally 1 to 2 days after receipt of order.  There aren't shipping charges for Storehouse orders.
UC Davis Stores (Bookstore)

Most in-stock orders placed before 2pm will be delivered the same business day. Pickup is available, but will have to be noted in the Notes to All Suppliers field on the Requisition.

VWR Average delivery time for VWR is 2 days after receipt of order.  Orders include free shipping.
Waxie Standard delivery time is 2-4 days from receipt of order.  Most items include free shipping
Workspace Facilities by OfficeDepot Orders under $75 will be subject to a small delivery fee.