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Old 12-27-2013, 11:47 PM
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In process on my first two sets of shipping in the bourbon game, and looking for some help from the experts. What is the most fool proof way to ship a bottle? As of now I've got a spirited shipping box (box in a box, essentially) with peanuts, and 5 rounds of bubble wrap surrounding the bottle within. the top and bottom are especially covered in both bubble wrap and foam peanuts.

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Our UPS driver here provides us with actual liquor bottle shipping containers. You may be able to get one from them. Not sure about Fed-X even though they allow the shipping of liquor as well.

It does sound though, as if your container would do the trick. I shipped beer home from Germany in the 1980s with less packaging.
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Sounds good - the more the better. I often see specifically designed cases which seem to do the trick but at the same time bubble wrap (just plenty of it) is great.

Of course make sure the top and bottom are secure too (sounds like it is) - that's an obvious pit fall.

also - make sure their is no movement within the box...peanuts is a great answer to this.
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It sounds as if you have the packing end covered but you might
want to visit the various websites (USPS, FedEx, UPS) and check
their prohibited/hazardous materials section. Some might allow
certain items (or look the other way) but collecting on insurance
purchased may prove difficult in the event of an accident. And
marking something "fragile" could be an invitation for just such
an "accident".
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I agree with silverfish. Pack the box so that when it is thrown around and dropped, the bottle inside is safe. Over packing is a good idea. I don't worry about purchasing insurance either. The only way a claim can be made is if the package is lost. That almost never happens. If it breaks, an insurance claim will not be paid anyway, because of shipping something against policy.
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It sounds as if you have the packing end covered but you might
want to visit the various websites (USPS, FedEx, UPS) and check
their prohibited/hazardous materials section. Some might allow
certain items (or look the other way) but collecting on insurance
purchased may prove difficult in the event of an accident. And
marking something "fragile" could be an invitation for just such
an "accident".
I totally agree!
FedEx will ship for a licensed dealer but I don't think an individual will be allowed. As for UPS - Silverfish hit it on the head - its not going to be accepted IF you declare it as a spirit or liquor.
I've done it when selling was legal on Ebay BUT I lied about contents. You're betting that the contents don't break and you have explaining to do.
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