How do I ship a soda bottle?
Ship Carbonated Beverages in a Waterproof Bag
Remove as much excess air as you can. Then make sure that the bag is completely closed. Next, place your bagged bottle inside another waterproof bag. This is the best way to prevent leaks from damaging the box and other items in the shipment.
Carbonated beverages don't contain any types of hazardous material, so USPS doesn't restrict soda shipments to only ground based services. That means you can use any USPS service to ship them, including Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express.
In most cases, as long as the soda is properly labelled and packaged according to the food and liquid regulations of the countries in question, you can safely and efficiently ship soda overseas.
Rules for USPS. Nonflammable liquids and nonhazardous liquids can be sent via USPS, if sealed inside a waterproof container.
Wrap your glass item in a layer of packing paper or newspaper and secure it in place with a piece of tape. Then wrap the glass in several layers of bubble wrap and tape it in place. Your glass should be covered in three to four layers of bubble wrap when you're done.
Use a double seal: a double seal is an extra layer of plastic around the cap of the bottle. It helps to ensure the lid won't pop off during shipping. Place the liquid container in a waterproof bag: find a bag that is big enough to hold your container, then place it inside. Seal the bag with high-quality tape.
Ship non-hazardous, non-dangerous liquids in watertight plastic containers whenever possible. Tape lid in an X pattern when the liquid container has a screw-on top. Fill empty voids in the box or envelope with packing paper or bubble packaging.
The important thing to remember is that you are allowed to mail non-flammable, non-corrosive, non-explosive, non-odoriferous and non-hazardous liquids with the USPS. This includes shipments of water and other types of qualifying liquids.
endangered animal and plant species. rough diamonds. indecent and obscene materials, such as books, magazines, films and DVDs. personal imports of meat and dairy products from most non- EU countries.
Wrap in polythene and seal with tape. Surround with absorbent material such as newspaper and sufficient cushioning material to protect each item from breakage. Mark as 'FRAGILE' when sending glass bottles. The sender's name and return address must be clearly visible on the outer packaging.
Can you send drinks in the mail internationally?
Internationally Prohibited Items
These items may not be sent from the United States to any country: Aerosols. Air Bags. Alcoholic Beverages.
You can't send these items in the U.S. mail:
- Air Bags.
- Marijuana (medical or otherwise); hemp/CBD is allowed, but restricted.
Employees of the United States Postal Service, or USPS, are trained to ask customers whether the package they are shipping contains anything liquid, hazardous, perishable or breakable. This determines whether additional precautions will be necessary during the mailing process.
USPS prohibits all shipments of beer, spirits, and wine both domestically and internationally. USPS also has strict laws on the packaging for shipments that previously carried alcohol. If a package has any labels or branding of an alcohol company, USPS will not process the shipment and reject it.
A 12-pack of 12-ounce sodas contains 144 ounces fluid. An aluminum can weighs approximately 0.5 ounces, the total weight of aluminum in a 12-pack is approximately 6 ounces. The combined weight of liquid and aluminum is less than 157 ounces, equivalent to approximately 9.8 pounds plus the cardboard.
Ideally you want to keep the weight and size to a certain size to keep it within the priority mail dimensions. On average the cost of shipping a glass is about $7.00 through USPS inside the United states. International shipping is possible (we do it at SBG) but will cost more.
If you're shipping a glass jar or liquid-filled bottle that's not canned (preserved), add an extra layer of tape around the entire seal of the lid to hold it in place. Bubble wrap! Wrap these items with several pieces of bubble wrap before placing them in a larger box that's been lined with cushioning material.
Glassware should be wrapped individually before being put in a shipping box. First wrap them in paper, then at least 3 layers of bubble wrap, for adequate protection. An alternative to wrapping is to use a box with inserts, which can be customized to fit your products.
You can send non-hazardous and non-flammable items in sealed containers, as long as the package is labeled appropriately and displays the exact ingredients. To send more than 4oz, you need to triple-pack the container with insulating materials and leakproof, sealed containers.
Use an insulated foam container with a minimum of 1-1/2"-thick walls. Line the inside of the container with a watertight plastic liner if your item can melt or thaw. Double-bag perishable products that can melt or thaw and shipments that contain liquid in watertight plastic bags (minimum of 2-mil thickness).
How do you pack liquids for posting?
Roll the paper around each container as tightly as possible. To be safe, you can also wrap the containers in bubble wrap. When shipping multiple containers, wrap each one individually. Use rubber bands or packing tape as needed to hold the wrapping in place.
The outer mailing container must be strong enough to protect glass containers from crushing or breaking. Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes provided by the USPS are generally strong enough to contain liquids with appropriate cushioning, while Priority Mail Flat Rate envelopes aren't recommended for shipping liquids.
The Pailpak will Save you money on UPS shipments. Meets or Exceeds UPS requirements. Any 3 1/2 to 5 gallon pail without an overpack shipping carton incurs up to a $10.00 special handling charge.
Other Items Restricted from International Mail
Stem cell treatments, human growth cells, or steroids, including synthetic versions. Pesticides and fungicides. Self-balancing boards (hoverboards) or other self-propelled vehicles. Damaged batteries.
All cigarettes and smokeless tobacco (as those terms are defined in section 1 of the Act of October 19, 1949, commonly referred to as the Jenkins Act) are nonmailable and shall not be deposited in or carried through the mails.