Wine Beer and Spirits Shipping Boxes

About Our Shipping Boxes

  • Our  original and patented (US patents 5,730,289 and 5,967,320) wine, beer and  spirits shipping  boxes are UPS and FedEx tested and approved.
  • An independent, outside laboratory tests and certifies them to ensure that we supply consistent, reliable, durable and safe packaging materials.
  • The Spirited ShipperTM is manufactured in the US to meet and  exceed the ISTA 3A standards required by UPS and FedEx.
  • The Spirited ShipperTM is tough: drop, crush, shake and  exposure to humidity are just some of the tests performed.
  • ISTA, the International Safe Transit Association, has a fact sheet detailing  all requirements and testing procedures for Series 3A.

We use only the very best materials available!

Wine Beer and Spirits Shipping

  • All of the Spirited ShipperTM inserts protecting your bottles are made from extra strong ECT48 standard  double-walled, fluted cardboard providing superior cushioning and crush and  impact protection — making  shipping as safe as possible.
  • The outer cartons for our  6 to 12 bottle boxes and all magnums are made with the same extra-strong  ECT48 cardboard as our inserts. The smaller 1 to 4 bottle outer cartons are made with very sturdy ECT44 cardboard, with our extra-strong ECT48 inserts inside.
  • We are proud to produce what we believe to be the best wine, beer and spirits shipping boxes in the business – and our many repeat customers agree!

Corrugated Cardboard Shipping Box – Item # CSS1 External Dimensions: 4 5⁄8 x 4 5⁄8 x 16, ECT 44, RSC

HPlease note: This box is not suitable for wine or other glass bottles on its own as our patented Spirited Shipper insert is necessary for complete bottle protection. See Bottle Shippers, Magnum Shippers or Beer Shippers for the appropriate glass bottle shipper.

This Spirited Shipper shipping box is a direct replacement of the outer carton for our 1 bottle wine shipper. This shipping box is constructed of Kraft process corrugated cardboard for super strength and durability with a high ECT rating. Due to the large volume of Kraft corrugated boxes which we manufacture for our patented wine shippers, we can offer extremely low prices on basic shipping boxes in both common and unique sizes. Suitable for virtually anything from crafts to heavy automotive parts.

The Kraft cardboard is around 1/8″ thick.

Cardboard shipping boxes are used regularly as shipping containers. Boxes have to include the product from production through distribution to sale to the end-user. Corrugated shipping boxes provide some product protection by themselves however they typically need inner components such as cushioning, bracing and blocking to help protect fragile contents.

Such holds true when shipping glass bottles. No reason to buy cheap boxes or to wait for a shipping box sale with our super competitive rates and wholesale shipping boxes for large orders. One of the important functions of a corrugated box is to provide crush resistance and adequate strength for stacking in warehouses. A box can be designed by enhancing the grade of corrugated board, box design, flute instructions, and inner supports. Our ECT 48 rated boxes have two rows of flutes. Assistance from the item likewise supplies “load sharing” and can sometimes be a vital factor. Box closures often can have effects on box stacking stamina.

The most typical box design is the Regular Slotted Container (RSC).

All flaps are the same length from score to edge. Generally the major flaps meet in the middle and the minor flaps do not. FedEx, UPS and USPS shipping boxes – more than 95 % of all items in the United States are delivered in corrugated boxes. Corrugated paperboard accounts for over half of all the paper recycled in the US. Popular for their strength, resilience, lightness, recyclability, and cost-effectiveness, small shipping boxes are used for the shipping of a range of items. Due to the quality and safety aspects of  packaging products in corrugated boxes, they are made use of extensively in the food industry too. 

Why use Corrugated Shippers?

CORRUGATED / STYROFOAM there is no competition. From taking up so much more space to environmental unfriendliness to wasting lots of money. moreover,  there are many reasons why you don’t want to use Styrofoam wine shipping boxes.


In this paragraph, we will highlight why it is important understand why cardboard should be your first choice in shipping. Firstly, tested and approved by both UPS and FedEx are our patented (US patents 5,730,289 and 5,967,320) wine, beer and spirits shipping boxes. Secondly, all our products are made in the US from strong corrugated Kraft cardboard. Thirdly, layered with extra cushioning and include a special insert for each and every bottle for safe and secure shipping. Therefore, they are light weight and tough, our boxes are environmentally safe and fully recyclable. They ship flat, saving you money and valuable storage space.

In addition, 3 million tons of Styrofoam are produced in the USA annually, 80% of which is destine for the trash. The ubiquitous single-use plastic takes up 30% of landfill space- about 2.5 million tons or so of Styrofoam goes to the landfill every single year.

Breakdown between CORRUGATED / STYROFOAM Shippers:

The Spirited Shipper Shipping Boxes

Stores flat using up to 80% less storage space. Can be reused several times. Just two size containers adjust to ship from 375 ml bottles to magnums and champagne. Flat and more lightweight they are much cheaper to ship. Made from recycled materials in the US.100% recyclable and therefore environmentally friendly. In addition, cardboard can be recycled many times over saving a great deal of energy and natural resources. Therefore, air circulates freely protecting labels from trapped moisture.


Indeed, they are bulky and taking up valuable storage space. In fact, it is less durable. Many different box sizes or additional packaging materials needed to accommodate different sizes. Being bulky and heavier they are more expensive to ship. Made from oil. Ends up in landfills, crumbles easily and pollutes our rivers, lakes and oceans, killing animals which mistake Styrofoam pieces for food. Most importantly, it does not biodegrade for hundreds of years. Trapped moisture can ruin bottle labels.

Important Notes on cardboard Ratings

When it comes to the strength ratings of boxes, the cardboard industry unfortunately has a couple of standards. After many years of only the Mullen Test which measures the bursting strength, the ECT (edge crush strength) was developed in the late 90’s. The ECT or stacking strength is a more meaningful measure of how a box will perform in the field.
The Spirited Shipper Kraft boxes utilize the ECT ratings on all our cardboard boxes. Don’t be fooled by high numbers like 200# Mullen ratings when comparing boxes as the ECT numbers are on a scale which doesn’t actually indicate a specific burst strength in pounds. For instance, it is widely accepted that a 32ECT rating is similar strength to a 200# rating. A higher number in either system will provide better protection. We recommend and utilize 44ECT and 48ECT rated cardboard for shipping glass bottles of wine, alcohol or any other liquid.

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