Yes, both dangerous and hazardous materials can be shipped in Ordoro. These are also referred to as HAZMAT. The following carriers support shipping methods for HAZMAT: DHL eCommerce, DHL Express, FedEx, and UPS.


Topics:

  1. What is HAZMAT Shipping and why is it important?
  2. How does DHL eCommerce manage HAZMAT?
  3. How does DHL Express manage HAZMAT?
  4. How does FedEx manage HAZMAT?
  5. How does UPS manage HAZMAT?

What is HAZMAT Shipping and why is it important?

According to USPS, the general definition for hazardous materials, or HAZMAT is “any substances that can pose a significant risk to health, safety, and property when transported in commerce.”

Since HAZMAT can be dangerous, following through on all the precautions and requirements for shipping them makes everyone safer, including mail truck drivers, mail delivery personnel, package handlers and sorters, and the recipient of the shipped package.


How does DHL eCommerce manage HAZMAT?

In Ordoro, see the options in the Shipping Label panel. Select Additional Options -> Dangerous Goods. See the screenshot below.

For more on terms and conditions and the approval process (if applicable), please contact your carrier-specific representative or visit their website: DHL eCommerce.

NOTE: When shipping internationally, dangerous Goods are only supported for Canada.

Each DHL eCommerce shipping method in Ordoro supports the following Dangerous Goods options:

Domestic Parcel Ground

  • Limited Quantities CA
  • Lithium Contained
  • Lithium Ion Contained
  • Lithium Ion Packaged
  • Lithium Packaged
  • Lithium Standalone
  • ORM-D
  • Small Quantity Exception

Domestic Parcel Expedited

  • Lithium Contained
  • Lithium Ion Contained

Parcel International Direct 

  • Lithium Contained
  • Lithium Ion Contained
  • Lithium Packaged
  • Lithium Ion Packaged
  • Lithium Standalone

Parcel International Standard

  • Lithium Contained
  • Lithium Ion Contained

How does DHL Express manage HAZMAT?

In Ordoro, see the options in the Shipping Label panel. Select Additional Options -> Non-Standard Contents. See the screenshot below.

For more on terms and conditions and the approval process (if applicable), please contact your carrier-specific representative or visit their website: DHL Express.

DHL Express in Ordoro supports the following Non-Standard Contents options:

Express Worldwide

  • ADR Load Exemption
  • Biological UN3373
  • Consumer Commodities
  • Dangerous Goods
  • Dry Ice UN1845
  • Excepted Quantity
  • Limited Quantities ADR
  • Lithium Ion PI697-Section II
  • Lithium Ion PI965 Section II
  • Lithium Ion PI965-966 Section II
  • Lithium Metal PI969 Section II
  • Lithium Metal PI970-Section II
  • Perishable Cargo
  • Spill Cleaning

How does FedEx manage HAZMAT?

In Ordoro, see the options in the Shipping Label panel. Select Additional Options -> Dangerous Goods. See the screenshot below.

For more on terms and conditions and the approval process (if applicable), please contact your carrier-specific representative or visit their website: FedEx.

Ground

  • Battery
  • Other Regulated Material
  • Small Quantity Exception

Express or International

  • Limited Quantities Commodities
  • Reportable Quantities.

For shipments with Dry Ice, add the weight in ounces.


How does UPS manage HAZMAT?

The only hazardous material option available via UPS API is Dry Ice. In Ordoro, see the options in the Shipping Label panel. Select Additional Options -> Dry Ice Weight and Dry Ice Regulation (Ground or Air). See the screenshot below.

For shipping all other hazardous materials with UPS, please review the documentation available at UPS.com.

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