Return to Vendor Transportation


August 6  2012

Dear Academy Vendor,

In an effort to improve our Supply Chain processes, Academy Sports + Outdoors requests Collect freight terms on all future Return to Vendor (RTV) transportation. This request is reflected in our Vendor SMART Guide, available on

As a valued trading partner, we need your help in making this transition successful. When discussing RTV shipments with your Merchants, please indicate your preference of freight carriers. Academy's default carriers for RTV shipments are:

  • Small Parcel: FedEX
  • LTL: Con-Way Freight
  • Truckload: Landstar

Please access and review our Returns Goods provisions on Page 19.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.