Thermal Devices’ Freight Terms
Thermal Devices’ freight terms are strictly F.O.B. – ORIGIN (aka – Ship Point) with freight either Prepaid and Added to your invoice or Freight Collect to your open account with a carrier of your choice. As a protection to our customers, it is our policy that all orders with FOB- Origin terms, regardless of whether Pre-pay & Add or Collect to your carrier account, will be shipped and fully insured for the contract price of the order at the customer’s expense using the carrier’s insurance service unless Thermal Devices has an instruction in writing from the customer at the time of order specifically indicating that they do not wish their shipments to be insured. To waive insurance, please complete our Waiver of Insurance document which can be downloaded here:
and submit with your order or send via e-mail to . If your order was placed through our e-commerce system on our website with a discounted (fixed) freight amount, it will NOT be insured unless you specifically request that we insure your shipment. If you do not request insurance, per industry standard FOB-Origin terms, you are responsible for any shipment losses once the material has been transferred to the carrier. If your purchase value is high, you should confirm with your salesperson that you do/do not wish to have the shipment insured for your protection. Please take note that if insurance is refused, any loss after date of shipment will be the customer’s sole responsibility. Our carrier of choice is UPS. However, we would also be happy to ship your order via FEDERAL EXPRESS or DHL. For other carriers or truck shipments, we request that you designate in writing your desired carrier. We will attempt to accommodate all requests regarding customer’s desired carriers.
Customers located, or drop shipping, outside of the 48 continental United States are responsible for any duties, taxes and fees associated with the shipment. Please note that such charges may not be available for billing at the time of shipment. In those cases, Thermal Devices will bill the customer for actual charges when we are notified of those exact costs. Thermal Devices reserves the right to charge a handling fee for special packaging or unusually complicated and time consuming paperwork associated with overseas shipments. However, the customer will always be notified of the amount of the handling fee prior to any chargeable work being performed.