Find out everything you need to know about sending alcohol in the UK, Europe or internationally, whether as a business or privately. Follow the packing guidelines for shipping alcohol safely domestically or abroad. Check the rules and regulations for sending alcohol in the mail or by courier. Contact our logistics experts if you need further advice about international alcohol shipping and low-cost transport options.
Alcohol is usually a restricted or prohibited item for shipping. Please note that insurance may not apply.
HOW TO PACK
Packing guidelines for shipping bottles of alcohol in small amounts or sending them as gifts to Europe or overseas:
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HOW TO PACK
For businesses shipping alcohol with the pallet delivery service in the UK, Europe or internationally, the best way to ship safely to your customers is to prepare the pallet as follows:
Sending alcohol in the mail or by courier is common practice, even though different restrictions apply in different countries across the globe.
Depending on the countries of collection and delivery, different rules may apply. Generally, freight shipments of alcoholic beverages such as wine, beer or cider are perfectly legal and are even covered by CMR insurance. In order to book freight shipments of stronger drinks such as whiskey or vodka, companies should agree on terms with authorised carriers only.
Sending and receiving alcoholic drinks by mail or courier from e-commerce sites is legal. However, when it comes to shipping alcohol in Europe or internationally as an individual, it is worth noting that most courier companies include alcoholic drinks on their list of restricted and prohibited items. Despite this restriction, many people still send alcoholic drinks as gifts abroad by post or courier at their own risk. We recommend checking the rules and regulations of the pick-up and delivery countries in advance.
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