Shipping Terms and Rates

Typical and Non-typical Shipping Charges

Typical *shipping charges

$14.95 for orders $20 - $90

$ 9.95  for orders $91 - $400

*Free shipping for Orders over $400

Actual shipping cost applies to Non-typical *Heavy or bulky orders like fluids, batteries and paper products.

*Heavy/Bulky Items/In-expensive Cases

We try to cover all the shipping cost all the time but some items fall under the category of "Heavy/Bulky/In-expensive" and are subject to an additional fixed shipping cost.  Those items could be fluids, heavy (over 20 pounds per case), oversized boxes like sharps containers.  If your order only has inexpensive cases that cost less than $39, there is not enough markup to cover even 1/3 of the actual shipping cost.  A good rule of thumb is to limit the make up of your order to 40% of fluids and paper items like inexpensive cases like vinyl gloves, table paper, drape sheets and paper towels.   If this situation arises we will contact you with the additional shipping cost.  We evaluate this on a case-by-case basis to prevent adding "blanket costs" to our shipping that are disproportionate for some orders. If you do not want to proceed with the purchase with the additional shipping cost, your purchase will be canceled and a full refund issued.

To avoid the additional shipping cost, please consider ordering additional items that are not heavy/bulky/less than $70 per case.  The combination of heavy bulky items with other items often prevent the need for us to charge additional shipping.

Minimum Order Sub-Total is $20 , 98% of all orders incur the following shipping charges for the 48 adjoining U.S. States plus the District of Columbia / Washington DC.

For Alaska, Hawaii, US Territories and Canada, we must charge the shipping cost to your UPS or FedEx account.

We can bill your FedEx or UPS account for shipping on orders over $75.  Use shipping coupon code "UPS" or "FedEx", select apply coupon.  Add your UPS or FedEx account # in the comment box.

Product availability is updated throughout the day; however,  some items may become unavailable during the order process.

Our Commitment

We strive to provide low cost shipping and to that end we absorb some shipping cost. However, items that have shipping cost disproportionate to the cost of the product will have additional fixed shipping cost on a case-by-case basis.  If you feel the additional fixed shipping cost is too high, call us so we can review the cost on an individual circumstance. You have a voice and we are listening.

Hazardous Materials

Hazardous materials will incur additional shipping charges in accordance with 49 CFR and IATA regulations. 49 CFR and IATA regulations describe the responsibilities of all U.S. shippers of hazardous materials. Compliance with these federal Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) are mandatory, and everyone directly or indirectly involved with hazardous materials is subject to these regulations. Violators face considerable civil or criminal penalties (see 49 CFR 107; subpart D, for baseline civil penalties and fines).


  • To charge the shipping cost (on minimum $50 orders) to your UPS or FedEx account use shipping coupon code "UPS" or "FedEx", select apply coupon and add your UPS or FedEx account # in the comment box.
  • Orders from Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico or outside of the 48 contiguous U.S. states must contact us for assistance and shipping cost. These destinations will incur actual shipping charges.
  • Orders are processed on a “first come, first serve basis”.
  • For your protection, State Surgical Supply has the right to place an order on hold temporarily in order to verify identity or legitimacy of an order. Once verified, the order will be promptly shipped.