Central Stores Business Plan Update Re: COVID-19

Effective: March 24, 2020

Operational hours: Monday to Friday,  7:30 am to 3:30 pm

Services provided:

  • Receiving - all vendors, couriers and inbound mail. For questions email Receiving
  • Shipping - only critical shipments*. For questions email Trevor Beatson
  • Outbound mail - as arranged.  For questions email Rob McMurren
  • Delivery - only critical supplies (primarily health/wellness and materials for active working labs).  For questions email Joel Norris

All other items received will be held at Central Stores and delivered when full operations resume.

*Central Stores Shipping will only pickup "critical" shipments on an email basis.  All shipments must have the Agile Shipping form attached, or otherwise a completed waybill and commercial invoices for outside companies paying for the return shipping.  All dry ice / dangerous good "critical" shipments will still have the regular 11:30 am cut off time.*


Important changes in Central Stores

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In an effort to reduce paper consumption and to engage available electronic mediums, Central Stores has implemented numerous changes to our materials handling and request procedures. Please familiarise yourself with the changes listed below, so that the transition will be smoother.

Central Stores catalogue:
Central Stores will no longer provide a hard copy of the Central Stores catalogue.
You can find the catalogue online here.

All pricing information is now listed. Pricing is subject to change without notice at any time throughout the year. If you do not see an item in the catalogue, then Central Stores no longer carries it. Many of the forms are now on-line. Please check with the department who originated the form if you do not see it in the catalogue.

Stores requisition form:
The on-line Central Stores Form has also slightly changed.  You may now submit it electronically and it will give you a unique number as well as send a copy of the requisition to your email. Please make sure you enter your email address correctly so you do receive the copy. On or before Sept. 1, 2009, we will be discontinuing the hard copy of the Central Stores Requisition.  You can find the online Central Stores Requisition here.

Direct mailing:
Our Direct Mailing Services are also now on-line. When wanting Central Stores to do a mailing for you, just email Tony Chaves with your account number and all of the information regarding your mailing.

Lettermail & Canada post:
Please go to our Mail Pick Up and Delivery page:
Here you will find Tips for success with lettermail items as well as the up to date Canada Post rates.

University of Waterloo web based shipping (Agile Elite):
Central Stores has updated the web based shipping system that allows registered users to prepare shipping details electronically. Please go to our Shipping page:  Under Related Links you will find everything you need to know about Agile.

If you have any questions, please call Trevor Beatson at ext. 36621


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