Shipping Wine from the Experts

When it comes to getting wine delivered, there are a host of issues that might arise. From complex laws about alcohol, to large boxes filled with heavy wine, the logistics involved in wine shipping are complex.

What is the cost of shipping?

Many factors come into play when figuring out how much it costs to ship wine, but on average it costs $40-60 to ship a case of wine from coast to coast in the United States. Many online wine stores charge customers a reduced shipping fee ranging from $10-25.

The shipping costs for the stores grow depending on whether the destination is a business or a home, how heavy the actual bottles are, how big the box is, and what kind of discounted rates the company has negotiated with the shippers.

Packaging for Wine Shipping

For shipping wine you start with a cardboard box that has inserts to protect bottles from breaking. The three main options for the insert packaging are:

  1. Folded cardboard shapes to hold and cushion a bottle
  2. Paper pulp to cradle and insulate a bottle
  3. Styrofoam to cradle and insulate a bottle

Corrugated cardboard packaging protects

Corrugated carton provides a stable cushion for any product, keeping items safe during long-distance transportation, shipping and handling. Depending on the amount of protection that is required corrugated cardboard can be varied in sizes and thickness. Also, corrugated keeps moisture away from the products, which is especially important for food products that need to withstand long shipping times.


20 thoughts on “Shipping Wine from the Experts

  1. Father In Law says:

    Hi Joey, I just checked out the website and it is fantastic. The only thing I would change is replacing your picture (ADMIN) with a picture of Sparky!!

  2. Lulu Jolin says:

    Everything was done well. I spoke with Bruce directly because the order portal on the website would not let me complete ‘new customer registration’. Once he gave me the clues I was in and able to place my order. My products arrived promptly

  3. Paris Woodson says:

    Great service. Boxes arrived on time. We brought 12 cars of wine from California to Tennessee with no problems of any kind. Really well made boxes.

  4. Lori Putchel says:

    I called to get information before I placed my order and they called back in a timely manner providing me with everything I needed to know. I placed my order and was very pleased with the timely delivery and the quality of the shippers I ordered. I would definitely order from The Spirited Shipper again.

  5. shlome weinstock says:

    It’s an excellent idea the way you protect the bottle. And it’s the cheapest on the market! Great competition for ULINE. I would suggest that the actual box should be designed a little different at the openings.

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