Before deciding for the cheapest way to ship frozen food, make sure that the courier of your choice can actually offer temperature-controlled shipping. Whether you are sending frozen soups long-distance, shipping frozen cookie dough, sourdough bread or else.
Yes, you can send many different types of frozen food within the same country as long as transportation is refrigerated. Bear in mind that you should choose to risk sending the goods with a regular courier service by choosing the fastest shipping to send frozen meals by courier, due to their composition, they may not sustain during transportation.
Please note that not every courier can offer an international shipping service for frozen food. Some courier companies have additional regulations and requirements; thus, we recommend you to check this with the chosen courier.
It is important to note that the lowest cost of transport does not always guarantee safe delivery of the goods. There are a couple of things to consider before you start the whole shipping process.
The most common mistakes that shippers make before sending frozen meals by courier are:
Choose the appropriate and recommended packaging materials for these types of products:
Please note that you cannot ship by air, boxes containing dry ice, as if not handled correctly, it can be a rather explosive component. Before sending frozen sourdough bread, cookie dough, soups or frozen deer meat with dry ice, make sure you check the courier company’s regulations regarding shipments containing dry ice.
Firstly, you would need to adjust the baking time with the intended shipping date and time. Then, bake the bread one day before shipping and freeze it.
When shipping frozen sourdough bread, do not opt to place it in a plastic container for shipping as the container can keep the moisture inside and have the bread mould. Instead, ship the bread in a plastic wrap and secure it with stickers.
You can ship frozen cookie dough by placing the cookie tub inside a thicker insulated container and adding dry ice inside to keep the product cold during transit. Then place the shipment inside a box and leave some space for the gas to escape.
Freeze the pizza overnight and take it out shortly before handing in the parcel for delivery. Add plastic wrap around the pizza and additional wrapping materials to avoid the dry ice touching the food. Place some dry ice inside the insulated box, add supplemental packing materials and seal the box. Make sure there is space that the dry ice escapes.
Soups may be a bit more delicate for shipping; however, the transportation process does not differ much from the rest of the suggested items. Before shipping, make sure you have chosen the appropriate packaging for the soup to avoid spillage. Choose insulated bags or containers to ensure they stay cold during transit and add the dry ice. Place them inside a bigger box and add the packing peanuts to finish the packing process.
Choose a box appropriate to the size of the frozen meat you are sending. Then, wrap the meat in freezer wrap and add a piece of paper to cover the shipment. Place your meat inside the insulated container and add the dry ice. If using containers with lids, do not seal them entirely, and not too tightly. The dry ice must get out properly. Add the container inside a box, close it, and leave some space for the gas to escape.
Through our platform, you can choose to send many items by courier, but currently, we cannot offer a shipping solution for frozen goods.