Why am I being charged so much for shipping?
Shipping PVC pipe carries a higher shipping rate. All carriers, including UPS, FedEx and the USPS apply an additional handling fee, commonly known as an 'long package' fee to all packages that exceed 48" in length.
Additional handling charges are an added fee because the package did not conform to the characteristics that the carrier normally expects. The carrier has to treat the package differently than its normal parcels, so it has to be pulled from the automated belt systems and handled manually.
Since FORMUFIT PVC pipe ships in 5-foot (60") lengths, this additional fee gets added shipping calculation when the system detects that there is pipe contained in the order.