It is therefore important to understand how to get the most out of the freighting options available. Shipping samples can also be of measurable expense, so it is important to include these costs in the sampling budget.
Supply and delivery of sample containers
ALS provides appropriately preserved sample containers, delivered free of charge to your office or site within Australia, via a standard delivery, (road), service. To ensure your sample containers are delivered on time, ALS requires suitable notice, usually 24 hours for major metropolitan areas. Metropolitan deliveries are typically sent via local couriers.
Sample container delivery to regional areas can take 2-5 days to arrive. It is therefore vital that orders are placed as early as possible to allow sufficient time and avoid additional costs. Urgent orders can be accommodated, however may require premium freight services. ALS freight accounts can be used for this service however such emergency orders may see costs re-charged, (for the premium freight service only). No charges are applied for preparing the urgent order.
Sample delivery to ALS
ALS Springvale provides a free standard pick up service to the metropolitan areas in of Melbourne and Geelong. Simply contact your local ALS Client Services representative to arrange collection of samples in these areas, (conditions apply). If premium freight services are required, the cost of said premium freight service will be re-charged by ALS.
Samples from regional Victoria and Interstate should be sent to ALS using a freight service appropriate to the shortest holding time of the analysis that you require. This can be arranged via your preferred carrier, or via one of ALS’ accounts if this proves more convenient. When using a standard road service via ALS’ accounts costs will be charged at the following rates:
Regional Victoria, South Australia & Tasmania: $10 per esky
If premium services, above standard road freight, are used, costs will be re-charged in full.