Agreement to Terms (Effective June 26, 2008)

By giving your envelope, package, or other shipment to IMPRESS COURIER SERVICE LLC d/b/a Impress Courier Service (hereafter, "ICS") for carriage, or authorizing ICS to pickup in your name, you agree to all the terms stated herein. Anything you give to ICS for carriage or anything we pickup in your name shall be defined as a "shipment" in these Agreement to Terms. You also agree to these terms on behalf of any third party with an interest in the shipment. No one is authorized to modify the terms of our agreement. Impress Courier Service may modify these Terms and Conditions from time to time. Services provided are subject to the current Terms and Conditions. Current Terms and Conditions are available on the internet at and a written copy may be obtained by calling ICS's office at (732) 387-4546.


ICS will provide transportation services as requested by Shipper and will arrange for air and surface transportation as required. ICS. reserves the right to use agents or other third parities to fulfill these services.

Invoices - Payment

Invoices are payable upon receipt. A $35.00 service fee will be charged on all returned checks. Any discounts applied to an order are subject to payment being received on time, where payment for a shipment has not been received within 30 days of invoice, ICS has the option of recalculating all charges to those shown in the current tariff. Overdue balances are subject to interest calculated at 1.5% per month (19.6% per annum) which shall accrue and be payable to ICS on all outstanding monies. This is in addition to any legal rights and remedies available to ICS.

Shipment Weight and Inspection

All shipments tendered to ICS are subject to reweighing and recalculation of charges based upon such reweighing. Increments over one pound are rounded to the next pound. All shipments are subject to inspection by ICS at its discretion without notice.

Limitations of Liability and Liabilities not Assumed

If your shipment consists of documents, our maximum liability per document is limited to the lesser of your actual damages or $100, subject to a maximum of $500.00 for the entire shipment, unless you declare a higher value, pay an additional charge, and document your actual loss as described below in "filing a claim". If your shipment is other than documents, our maximum liability is limited to the lesser of your actual damages or $500.00 unless a higher 'declared' value is made at the time the shipment is placed and you pay an additional premium. If you declare a higher value and pay the additional charge, our maximum liability, whether the shipment is envelopes or other items, will be the lesser of your declared value or the actual loss.

We shall not be liable for any damages, whether direct, incidental (for example, alternate carrier transportation costs), consequential (for example, loss of profits or income), or special, whether or not we knew that such damages might be incurred in any manner resulting from misdelivery, failure to deliver or delay in delivery, in excess of: (i) in the case of fundamental breach of the contract of carriage, an amount equal to our maximum liability and the amount of all freight and other charges paid hereunder (ii) in the case of delay, a refund of your transportation charges, and (iii) in any other case, an amount equal to our maximum liability.
We shall not be liable for loss, damage or delay caused by events we cannot reasonably foresee or control, including but not limited to acts of God, perils of the air, weather conditions, mechanical delays, acts of public enemies, war, riots, strikes, civil commotions, a defect or inherent vice in the goods, the acts or default (including but not limited to improper or insufficient packing, securing, marking or addressing of the shipment) by the shipper, owner, or consignee of, or anyone else with an interest in the shipment or any part thereof, authority of laws, or acts or omissions of public authorities (including customs and quarantine officials) with actual or apparent authority.

We will not be liable if you or the consignee violates any of the terms of our agreement, or for loss or damage to shipments of prohibited items, including cash or currency. We cannot accept responsibility for loss, damage or delay of your shipment if caused by any carrier you have designated us to use for any portion of carriage.

Declared Value Limits

Without prior written agreement, the insured value of a shipment cannot
exceed $5,000.00.

Filing a Claim

ICS will not be liable for loss, damage or delay to any packages unless notice thereof setting out particulars of the origin, destination and date of shipment of the goods and the estimated amount of claim in respect of such loss, damage or delay is given to us in writing within 15 days from the date of your shipment. Within 90 days after you notify us of your claim, you must send us all the information you have about it. ICS won't be obligated to act on any claim until you have paid all of our charges, and you may not deduct the amount of your claim from those charges.

Shipper's Responsibility

Shipper is responsible for adequately preparing, marking, packing, labeling and properly describing the contents of the shipment so as to ensure safe transportation with ordinary handling. Shipper must comply with all applicable local, state and federal laws, including those governing packing, marking and labeling for all shipments. Shipper is responsible for any errors in completing the ICS bill that may result in additional billing, including, but not limited to incorrect addresses, incorrect weight information and incorrect pick-up or delivery times. If Shipper communicates to ICS that no delivery signature by recipient is required, ICS shall not be responsible for any loss that occurs after the delivery of the shipment.

Payment Responsibility

Regardless of the payment instructions you give us, you will always be primarily responsible for all delivery charges. You will also be responsible for any costs we may incur in either returning your shipment to you or warehousing during its pending disposition.

Right of Refusal of Shipment

ICS reserves the right to refuse or reject any shipment and may do so in its sole discretion and without liability. ICS may exercise this right at any time, and includes situations (among others) when a shipment may cause damage to or delay other shipments, property or personnel; is likely to sustain damage or loss in transit due to improper packaging; contains prohibited items; the account of Shipper is not in good standing; or when acceptance of a shipment may jeopardize ICS ability to provide service to other customers.

Undeliverable Shipments

ICS will hold undeliverable shipments and will notify Shipper. If Shipper cannot be notified, the shipment will be held for 5 days after the attempted delivery date. After 5 days, the shipment will be disposed of at ICS discretion. Shipper will be responsible for all transportation, delivery attempts, storage and disposal charges


You shall indemnify us and hold us harmless against all liabilities, losses, claims, damages, costs and expenses of any nature whatsoever incurred as a consequence of your non-observance of any regulation of whatever nature which you are required to observe with regard to or in connection with the carriage of the goods shipped.

Applicable Law

This agreement and associated transactions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey. Any action brought by a party in connection with this agreement shall be brought in the appropriate State Court in Middlesex County New Jersey.


If any term, covenant or condition herein is held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remainder of this agreement shall in no way be affected or impaired and shall be valid and enforced to the fullest extent permitted by law.