ORM-D Consumer Commodity Shipping - UPS Ground Only Items
Some of the items sold by AllTravelSizes.com are designated by the U.S. Department of Transportation as hazardous materials that present a low risk of hazard during transportation due to their contents being flammable or under pressure. Therefore, these items are restricted to shipment via UPS ground service. Some examples are hairspray, perfume/cologne, hand sanitizers, nail polish remover (acetone), aerosol shaving cream, and other aerosol products. These items are clearly identified on the AllTravelSizes.com website just below the “Add to Cart” button as follows:
GROUND SHIPPING ONLY **Due to various U.S. Department of Transportation regulations and U.S. Postal Service restrictions, this item can only be shipped UPS Ground.**
What does the ORM-D Consumer Commodity Designation Mean?
ORM-D stands for "Other Regulated Material - Domestic" and is a designation assigned by the U.S. Department of Transportation for shipment of certain types of hazardous materials. The proper shipping name for all ORM-D material that is packaged in a form intended or suitable for retail sale is "ORM-D Consumer Commodity."
Why can't you ship ORM-D Consumer Commodity items by air?
Due to the potential for a catastrophic event as a result of pressures at high altitudes, and the fact that some air shipments travel in cargo holds of planes that also carry passengers, the U.S. Department of Transportation has strict restrictions on the shipment by air of any hazardous materials, including ORM-D Consumer Commodities. In order to ship items considered to be hazardous materials by air, including ORM-D Consumer Commodity items, the shipper must be licensed as a hazardous materials shipper and must comply with special packaging, labeling, and paperwork required for these shipments. Since AllTravelSizes.com does not have the licensing required to do so, we will not ship these items by air. AllTravelSizes.com is committed to the safety of our carriers and the public at large.
How do you ship orders that include ORM-D Consumer Commodity items?
Orders containing items classified as an ORM-D Consumer Commodity, will only be shipped via UPS Ground. All other UPS services are considered air shipments and the U.S. Postal Service considers Priority Mail as an air shipment. AllTravelSizes.com does not offer ground shipment via U.S.P.S. parcel post due to the lengthy delivery time and inability to track the shipment. Therefore, orders containing ORM-D Consumer Commodity items will not be shipped via the U.S. Postal Service. As a result, these items cannot be included in orders shipped to P.O. Boxes or Military APO/FPO addresses.
If your order contains ORM-D Consumer Commodity items in addition to other items, the entire order will be shipped via UPS Ground (even if you selected an expedited shipping method). Since we do not allow split shipments, we recommend that you place all ORM-D Consumer Commodity items on a separate order if you require faster shipping of your other items.
Will you ship ORM-D Consumer Commodity items to destinations outside of the 48 contiguous U.S states and Canada? No. Since UPS transports shipments to Alaska, Hawaii, U.S. Territories and all International destinations (except Canada) as airfreight, ORM-D Consumer Commodity items cannot be included in orders shipped to any of these locations.