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Deliveries

After 20 years of Lancaster Ag deliveries, we have developed an outstanding delivery system that is based on planning ahead, cooperation within communities and consistent pricing. Our system offers a great savings of time, money and effort to both our customers and Lancaster Ag. Logistics is one of our areas of expertise at Lancaster Ag. We excel at processing orders, getting them right the first time and shipping them to our customers on a timely basis. We stand behind our commitment of prompt, reliable service. We are punctual and dependable. Lancaster Ag’s trucks make monthly deliveries in our locality, in surrounding counties in Pennsylvania and in neighboring states. We are open to new requests for this service.

Lancaster AG Truck Deliveries

Lancaster AG Delivery Calendar
  • Quick, efficient delivery of small orders
  • Small parcels, skid lots and truckloads
  • Monthly deliveries in Lancaster County
  • Monthly deliveries in PA, NY, VA (& other neighboring states)
  • Our Pallet Program for just-in-time deliveries for all areas
  • Additional charges apply for extra deliveries
  • Open to new requests for our delivery service

Magnetic calendars are available for your convenience. They are specifically prepared for our different delivery areas with our order by and delivery dates marked on them. Please note: Late orders will be scheduled for the next delivery time unless the customer chooses another method of delivery.

Download your area's delivery calendar for quick reference!
Commercial Carrier

  • Moves large amounts of bulk materials by road
  • We combine multiple orders to fill trucks
  • Flat beds, bin trailers, dry box trailers or tankers
  • We contract with owner operators
  • Skids are moved to rear of trailer
  • Unloading in 15 minutes
  • Check with our staff for best shipping method
Bulk Delivery

Lancaster Ag can deliver 24 tons per load when our bulk trailers are used in combination with our trucks. This gives us the capability of customized bulk blending of dry fertilizer blends in the volume that meets your needs.

Pallet Program

Pallet Program Measurements
  • Pallets can be shipped to most locations east of the Mississippi River.
  • Shipments are usually received in 2-3 business days.
  • We strongly encourage our customers to group their orders together with others in their area to take advantage of the Pallet Program.
  • If you are not able to unload your pallet mechanically, a lift gate is available for an additional fee.
  • Rates are subject to change due to fuel surcharges and price increases.
  • Please contact us at 717-687-9222 for more details.

PALLET SIZE LIMITATIONS & NOTES

  • Must be standard pallet size 42"w x 48" d x 66"h
  • Total weight 2,950 lb. of product
  • We can also ship tote bags or liquid totes (up to 2950 lb.)
  • Seeds can be bulky—sometimes only 1,000 lb. skids
UPS - LTL Service

  • Less-than-truckload shipping
  • Shipping of relatively small freight
  • Average is 500-10,000 lb.
  • Carriers ship freight for multiple customers/neighbors in one area
  • Partnerships with UPS Freight & R+L Carrier
  • Superior track record of quality service
  • Offering reliable service at competitive rates
  • Spot quotes = weight, number of skids, pick up & delivery locations
  • Check with our staff for best shipping method
UPS Small Packaging

  • Small parcels up to 60 lb.
  • We ship every business day
  • Next business day air or ground delivery if order is placed before 2 pm
  • Excellent track record of shipping time-sensitive materials, i.e. animal health products for livestock in crisis
  • Well-wrapped parcels arrive without breakage
Totes

Totes
  • Bulk products purchased in totes are economical and good for the environment
  • Why should I keep my tote? Keeping your tote saves you money and Lancaster Ag time in washing and transportation. Lancaster Ag charges $110.00 for a 275-gallon tote and $120 for a 330-gallon tote. A $60.00 and $70.00 credit is given respectively. The $50.00 difference is for wear & tear and a washing fee. By keeping your tote for future bulk deliveries, you save $50!
    • 275-gallon tote - $110; refund is $60
    • 330-gallon tote - $120; refund is $70
Terms, Conditions & Discounts

Payment Terms
  • 2% discount with payment at time of purchase except credit cards
  • 1% discount at 10 days
  • Net 30 days
Payment Terms (more detail in the article below “Pay Today or Pay Tomorrow”)
  • Cash or check
  • ACH - To use Automated Clearing House provide us with your bank routing number and checking account number. Both of these are found on your check.
  • Credit cards accepted, but no discounts apply.
General Terms
  • CFU: It is the purchaser’s sole responsibility to evaluate whether our products marked CFU (considered for organic use) are accepted by the purchaser’s organic certifying agency.
  • Discrepancies: Any discrepancies in an order must be reported within 15 days of an invoice date.
  • Returns: Unopened returned goods within 6 months of purchase date are subject to a 10% restocking charge.
  • Cancellations: Order cancellations are accepted on same date of sale until time of shipping.
  • Sales Tax: All Pennsylvania residents must pay state sales tax. There is an exemption for those producers who have a PA sales tax number or PA Tax Exemption Form.
  • Returned Check: There is a $20 fee for any checks returned for insufficient funds.
Liability Disclaimer / Warranty

Lancaster Agricultural Products will not be liable for the wrong usage of our products. The user assumes full responsibility when a product is dispensed, dispersed, administered or used in any manner. It is the responsibility of the user to read the product ingredients and label directions. Lancaster Ag warrants that all products manufactured at our facilities will contain the ingredients described on our labels, subject to immaterial variations. Lancaster Ag will replace any nonconforming products, if certain conditions are met.

Pay Today or Pay Tomorrow: Ways to Pay at Lancaster Ag

Lancaster Ag offers a variety of payment options to help best meet your needs as a valued customer. Some payment options even include a discount on your invoice! Take a few minutes to look over the pros and cons of the available payment options to determine which one works best for you.

1. Automated Clearing House (ACH)

What is ACH?

ACH is a method for paying bills that directly transfers money from your personal or business bank account. ACH allows funds to be transmitted electronically, which makes it faster than using checks and cheaper than using credit cards.

Why use ACH?

It’s simple. All you have to do is give the numbers already on your personal check to Lancaster Ag when choosing your method of payment.

It’s Convenient. No more wasted time hand-writing checks or mailing letters. ACH is a once and done setup process that you can continue to use.

It’s Cheaper. No more paying for postage. Receive a 2% discount when you pay with ACH on or before your invoice date or receive a 1% discount if you pay within 10 days of your invoice date. No surcharges if paid within 30 days of invoice.

It’s Safe. Your banking information is stored on the highly protected bank website.

*You do not always have to use ACH once you have it set up. You are welcome to use other forms of payment.

2. Cash/Check

If payment is received by the invoice date you receive a 2% discount. Receive a 1% discount if payment is made within 10 days of the invoice. No surcharges if paid within 30 days of invoice.

Letters must be POSTMARKED within 10 days of invoice date to receive the 1% discount.

ALL checks are deposited daily. Be sure you have sufficient funds when you write a check.

3. Credit/Debit

Lancaster Ag accepts Mastercard, Visa and Discover cards. There is no discount on invoices paid with credit or debit cards.

Pay Late, Pay 2%.

Don’t be caught off guard by finance charges.

If you pay on time you can earn a 2% discount, but if you are late with your payment Lancaster Ag charges 2% interest per month after 30 days of your invoice being due. 2% might not seem like a lot at first glance, but imagine this scenario. If you pay 2% on a $2,000 balance that means you will pay $40 of interest every month. If you go a whole year, that adds $480 in interest to your bill. 2% a month ends up being 24% interest a year! Plan ahead and make sure you can make payments on time so you don’t end up paying finance charges.

Be Prepared for Financial Emergencies

Sometimes things don’t go according to plan. That’s why its incredibly important for you to have a back-up plan for paying your bills. Here are a couple ways to stay one step ahead.

  • Establish a line of credit somewhere in case of emergency.
  • Plan for back-up financing if you foresee going over 30 days.
  • Be assertive. Ask family, friends or a bank for a loan instead of going into credit card debt or paying 2% monthly through Lancaster Ag.

Communicate! While making a phone call or writing a letter may feel embarrassing, take this important step to let Lancaster Ag know your situation. It shows you care and are trying to responsibly deal with payments.