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Customer Program Options

Darice offers multiple programs to accommodate the pricing and shipping needs of our customers. The Freight Included (FI) program builds shipping costs into the item pricing, and the Distributor Pricing (DP) program is geared towards to those who have their own freight carrier or prefer to pick up orders at the Darice warehouse.

Which Program is Right for You?

Distributor Pricing Freight Included
I generally place smaller orders
I place multiple orders throughout the year for UPS delivery
Most of my orders are large and ship via LTL freight carriers
I pick up directly from the Darice warehouse in Strongsville, Ohio
I have my own freight carriers or established company discounts
I prefer my product pricing includes shipping costs
I am NOT a tax-exempt customer
New customers are automatically enrolled in Freight Included program unless otherwise noted. Current FI customers who would like to opt out and become a DP (Distributor Pricing) customer must fill out a Pricing Program Change Form. DP customers who opt into FI are enrolled for a minimum of 180 days.

Freight Included (FI) Program

The FI program offers FREE standard shipping on all orders. With this program, you know your full order cost at checkout and avoid surcharges and hidden fees.*
FI Program Basics:
  • Pre-paid shipping program
  • The best option for those who place smaller orders
  • Tailored to those who don’t have established rates with shipping carriers
  • Allows non-tax-exempt customers to purchase and pay sales tax on their orders
FI Program Notes:
Darice is responsible for all rural fees, fuel surcharges and residential fees when orders ship via UPS.
Customers are responsible for any additional lift gate and residential charges on orders delivered via LTL freight.
This program is available to customers in the contiguous U.S. only.

Distributor Pricing (DP) Program

Customers in the Distributor Pricing program benefit from a discounted product price and are responsible for paying freight charges on their orders.
DP Program Basics:
  • Offers lower per-item pricing
  • The best option for those who place large orders that ship via LTL freight carriers
  • Allows for pick up directly from our warehouse in Strongsville, Ohio
  • Ideal for those who have established rates with freight carriers
DP Program Notes:
UPS-shipped orders will be billed at base rates and which are based on actual item weight unless dimensional weight applies. If you select an air service as the shipping method for your order, shipping chargers will be higher than if you choose ground services.
When an order ships LTL customers will be billed for actual shipping costs; these freight charges are added to the invoice after checkout. Customers will be responsible for lift gate and residential charges if applicable.
DP customers can provide us with specific routing rules and carrier guidelines by calling customer service at 1-866-4-DARICE (1-866-432-7423).
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