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2.4 Freight

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Freight charges, the cost of shipping goods to the university, are typically either included in the cost of the goods or are considered “Prepaid & Add,” which means the vendor pays the shipping carrier in advance and adds the shipping cost to the invoice issued to the university. In either case, the quote or invoice sent by the vendor to the department receiving the goods usually lists the freight charge separately.

The university does not accept Cash on Delivery (COD) shipments. Freight collect, for which the university pays the carrier directly for freight charges, should be avoided.