At ALGL, we strive to be a company built on integrity and being easy to work with. The same goes for our shipping program. Rather than focusing on gimmicks and promotional shipping prices we provide cost effective, streamlined, fair, and easy shipping options. Your time is better spent servicing your customers than on the logistics of shipping samples.
We offer United Parcel Service (UPS) Return Shipping (RS) labels for your shipping convenience. This allows you to take advantage of our significant shipping volume discounts. By following the steps below, you can help ensure that you are getting the best prices and service from our shipping program.
1. Your Account – You must have an up-to-date, active ALGL account to use our UPS shipping program. Be sure to contact us if any updates need to be made such as contact names, street address, e-mail address, phone number etc.
2. Order Supplies– We offer 4 convenient boxes for sample shipment. Order the boxes and associated labels online or by calling the lab. You purchase the boxes and we ship them with the labels to you.
3. Pack Your Samples – Place the samples in the box so that they will not spill in shipment, tape the box shut, and affix the UPS RS label on the box. The box can be part of your usual UPS pickup, dropped off at a UPS pickup location, or you can call UPS to schedule a pickup. There may be a cost associated with a UPS on site pickup, please inquire with your local UPS representative.
4. Invoice – You are not charged for the UPS RS labels until they are scanned by UPS upon pickup. The cost of the shipment is calculated using our discount, and that amount is transferred to your invoice. The cost of the sample analysis and shipping come to you on one invoice.
UPS RS labels can be printed at any time, and there are no charges associated with the labels until they are used. This means they can be printed in advance and ready to use when you are already to ship. One challenge in printing UPS RS labels too early is that the tracking capabilities for a given label decline 12 – 16 months after creation.The date of creation can be tracked directly on the label. If you are nearing the expiration date printed on the UPS RS labels, you can request new labels by calling/emailing the lab, calling/emailing your ALGL agronomy sales representative, or ordering via our on-line store at www.algreatlakes.com.