A new formalized service through the Brock Campus Store offers students, staff and faculty a reduced rate to mail personal packages.
Textbook Buyer Assistant Leah McBeaudry says that thanks to an already-established agreement with the United Parcel Service (UPS), prices are typically lower than those offered by other delivery services.
“People are pleasantly surprised when they receive a quote,” she says.
Charges are based on where the items are being shipped, as well as their size and weight. For example, a box up to five pounds would cost $10 to ship within Ontario, $20 within Canada or $25 to the continental United States. Smaller items, such as envelopes, may cost even less.
McBeaudry says that the University has offered a personal shipping service to the campus community for several years, however, it was only recently formalized.
“For a while there, we were bouncing people back and forth between the Campus Store and the mailroom. I noticed an increasing interest in personal shipping, so I proposed a process that would make it easier for people to access the University’s service,” she says.
Brock community members interested in taking advantage of the reduced shipping rates are asked to fill out an online courier service form. Once the form is filled out, bring it and the parcel to McBeaudry at the Campus Store’s textbook window any time between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. She’ll then weigh and measure the boxes to determine price.
Payment can be made at the Campus Store cash registers via cash, debit, credit, Brock Card or Apple Pay. Customers will receive an email confirmation of their shipment, which includes a UPS tracking number.
Arrangements can be made for large or heavy parcels to be dropped off at the loading dock in between Plaza Building and the Student — Alumni Centre.