Jump to content

Shipping question


drummertom
This topic has been inactive for at least 365 days, and is now closed. Please feel free to start a new thread on the subject! 

Recommended Posts

While it is illegal to ship alcohol through the United States Postal Service, it is only a violation of corporate policy to ship through UPS or FedEx.

Take that for what you will.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Actually I haven't sold it yet. I just want to have my ducks in a row before I put it on. I wouldn't want to sell it then not be able to ship it. Thanx for the help.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 4 weeks later...

This is my method-have shipped about 900 since 1970.Get a good heavy kitchen trash bag and secure bottle to contain a possible break.I cradel the item in an Insta-pac expanding foam bag to 100% secure.Lots of packing material around all that.UPS pays no damage claim on anything with less than 5 inches of packaging on all sides.Mark package well as "Glass" NO Throw.That has been 99.9% succesful.

Link to post
Share on other sites
This is my method-have shipped about 900 since 1970.Get a good heavy kitchen trash bag and secure bottle to contain a possible break.I cradel the item in an Insta-pac expanding foam bag to 100% secure.Lots of packing material around all that.UPS pays no damage claim on anything with less than 5 inches of packaging on all sides.Mark package well as "Glass" NO Throw.That has been 99.9% succesful.

UPS pays no damage claims on alcohol that is shipped between private individuals as it's against company policy to do so.

Link to post
Share on other sites

When moving a lot of... ah... "glass containers" every year.. the insta-pac stuff would get very expensive, very fast. I roll the "glass containers" in cardboard a couple layers thick. then take strips of cardboard and fold them accordian (sp?) style and push them into the ends of the tube. Tape all around and viola. You can throw them and not worry.

Bubble wrap is a one drop wrapping. Once it pops, its over. The second throw into the truck does em in. Plastic bags are good to contain minor leaks in corks or caps, but if glass breaks, they don't hold up more than a moment with shards slicing them up.

Just remember, corners and edges are the first to get crushed, pack accordingly.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Virus_Of_Life

If you want the best way to store and move bottles, I'll make no comment to shipping them, get the wine storage boxes through Uhaul http://www.uhaul.com/MovingSupplies/Boxes/Kitchen-moving-boxes/Wine-Shipping-Kits?mid=169 they work for the majority of 'regular' shaped bottles and come in multiple sizes.

For irregular or squatty bottles try the spirited shipper http://www.spiritedshipper.com/

The time and hassle it saves makes these worth it in the long run. I've moved about 9 times since joining this board almost 6 years ago and never broke a bottle.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 7 months later...

I just noticed on Shoppers Vineyard that Texas has been added to their list of "no ship states" as of May 23, 2011. Wonder what changed to prompt their addition to the list?

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 4 weeks later...
I just noticed on Shoppers Vineyard that Texas has been added to their list of "no ship states" as of May 23, 2011. Wonder what changed to prompt their addition to the list?

damn! i was going to order some stuff from them - too late now.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Pack that bottle of WT 12 year old very well or the person you sold it to is going to end up with a package of mush.

based on the op's response, i guess there's another post that the op wrote that shows him asking about a wt 12's price, etc., :lol:

Link to post
Share on other sites
based on the op's response, i guess there's another post that the op wrote that shows him asking about a wt 12's price, etc., :lol:

You would be correct his first & second post on the site.

Link to post
Share on other sites
You would be correct his first & second post on the site.

his first couple of posts were asking about prices and his LAST couple are about packing.:rolleyes: should there be a ban policy? never mind - an ignore policy on our part would be much more effective. i asked about prices in the beginning (on wt products as a matter of fact) but i was BUYING. however, providing information about packing is going to save someone (the purchaser) a lot of heartache/heartburn.

Link to post
Share on other sites
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.