How do I Ship Samples to the Laboratory?

IMG_3122Shipping samples is one of the most common questions we receive.

Many clients are not sure how to proceed with this step and it can be a very time consuming process if you have to go somewhere to have your sample packaged and sent. Here are some tips to help you through this process.

Open an Account at Midwest Laboratories

The best advice I have is begin by opening an account with Midwest Laboratories.  Use the Tablet Form or PC Desktop Form. Once you have your account and password, you now have access to some great shipping options. (If you have forgotten your password, please call a representative at Midwest Laboratories to reset your password)

Log-on to website

Log-On to the Midwest Laboratories Website

With your account number and password, you can now log-on to the Midwest Laboratories Website and start using the shipping options for

Go to Shipping Options Tab on left side of screen and select one of the following options:

  • FedEx – Ground or Overnight
  • UPS – Ground or Overnight

From here, all you need to do is print out the shipping label, place it on the package and take it to your local UPS/FedEx Shipping Location.

Sample Supplies

Don’t forget your Midwest Laboratories account also allows you to purchase or receive sampling supplies too.  (Examples: soil bags, plant bags, coolers, bottles, boxes)

Go to the Order Supplies Tab and begin locating the supplies you need.

Midwest Laboratories Account

Your shipping charges and supply charges, (if applicable) will be listed on your monthly invoice. This process helps  you keep track of your costs with respect to analysis and shipping expenses.  If you have any questions about shipping, please feel free to call and talk to a client services team member.