Freight terms determine when the risk of transit passes form the vendor to the University. This becomes important in circumstances such as damaged or lost goods in order to determine who pays for the loss - the vendor or the university department which ordered the goods. Freight terms apply only to goods that are to be delivered by the vendor to the University, not to services.
Based upon the items being shipped, you may wish to consult our Procurement Specialists who can work with you to select a shipping method which would minimize your cost and risk. NOTE: In the UMass BuyWays System, the default for freight terms is "FOB Destination," which prints on the Purchase Order.