What are some basic shipping materials we should have?

Minimum suggested materials:

  • Gallon freezer bags for 22oz or 750ml beers
  • Quart freezer bags for smaller 12oz beers
  • Bubble wrap
  • Packing tape
  • Shipping box
  • Bathroom scale

Professional shipping containers like Uline pulp shippers or foam shippers are the best option. Packing is all about preventing breakage and if breakage happens, preventing leaks. Damaged, leaking boxes may be returned or confiscated by the carrier. Put bottles in ziplock freezer bags, use bubble wrap and tape to make each bottle spill proof, or use a large plastic bag that covers everything inside the box. Weigh the fully packed box by using a bathroom scale and taking the difference of your weight vs. weight holding box.