Last Revised: March 03, 2023

eShip@Penn® is the University's enhanced express shipping system and is hosted by Penn Mail Services. The system helps to minimize the University’s risk associated with shipping dangerous goods or other regulated materials.  

eShip@Penn® ensures that shipments are prepared in accordance with the most current dangerous goods regulations from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the United States Department of Transportation (DOT). The system also provides guidance to those who need to ship internationally.

Access to eShip@Penn®:

Users must have current shipping training to ship dangerous goods and hazardous materials.  The eShip@Penn® system verifies training through Workday Learning. Users must also be an Authorized Shipper in the system. 

  • Contact your School or Center's senior business administrator for access to eShip@Penn® as an Authorized Shipper.

Users benefits:

  • Choose from a variety of carriers (UPS, FedEx and DHL) to determine which one best meets specific shipping needs;
  • Shop and compare costs to ensure that Schools and Centers receive the best price from available carriers;
  • Track shipments from an integrated at-a-glance dashboard, regardless of the carrier used to ship the package; and
  • Preprint shipping labels.

Questions about this express shipping system can be addressed to Penn Mail Services.

Collaborator Module through eShip@Penn®:

Users collaborating with outside entities may use the Collaborator Module, available thru eShip@Penn. Shipments can be set up by shippers outside of Penn and payed for by users at Penn. Shippers must comply with all ICAO/IATA regulations, including training and package labeling. Review COLLABORATOR INSTRUCTIONS for additional details.

TRAINING: Non-Penn shippers are responsible for finding their own training resources. Non-Penn shippers may find training through their institution's training program or by searching online for "biological shipping training" or "dry ice shipping training". USA based shippers can also look to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention for training options.


eShip@Penn®is a registered trademark of The University of Pennsylvania.