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How to book international cider deliveries by courier

Are you a business owner looking for the best way to arrange craft cider deliveries to your customers and partners internationally? Or are you an individual willing to send non-alcoholic cider to your friends and family? Find here the best logistics solutions for shipping apple cider by courier within Europe or abroad. Check the regulations and tips on how to pack cider bottles or cans to ensure safe transportation.

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Logistics solutions for shipping cider internationally

When shipping apple cider within Europe or abroad, you can choose between different shipping options to match your needs:

Standard shipping

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Pallet shipping

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*Please have in mind that some courier companies may include cider in the list of prohibited items. For any clarifications, please contact our team of specialists via chat.

How to pack cider for delivery in a box

Shipping cider between individuals may seem a little tricky. However, properly packaging assures safe apple or hard cider delivery and protects the other belongings in the package from damages.

  • Wrap the bottle or can with bubble wrap and place it in a leak-proof Ziploc bag.
  • Place the cider into a shipping box. Fill the voids with cushioning materials or other items you are shipping (like clothes or towels).
  • Make sure nothing moves when you shake the box and seal the package.

How to pack cider for shipping on a pallet

For businesses shipping apple cider or craft cider using the pallet service, we suggest following the packaging steps below:

  • Place some liner paper on the pallet and place the boxes containing the bottles of cider on it.
  • Add liner paper between each layer you stack, to decrease friction and spread the weight evenly.
  • Fix the shipment to the pallet with straps and secure it with stretch foil or bubble wrap.

Regulations for businesses shipping apple cider in Europe and internationally

The regulations on shipping apple cider or craft cider vary depending on the countries of collection and delivery. In general, licensed producers and retailers can legally send cider internationally as freight and are even covered by CMR insurance.

Regulations for individuals shipping apple cider in Europe and internationally

As an individual, you can legally order and receive cider deliveries by mail or courier from online stores. However, sending cider between individuals is restricted by most courier companies. Still, many people ship cider bottles and other alcohol at their own risk. Keep in mind that no insurance applies when sending cider across Europe or abroad.


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FAQs on shipping apple cider across Europe or abroad by courier

Can I ship cider with every courier company?
It is important to note that not all courier companies will cider internationally. For example, DHL, TNT and UPS will not ship packages containing cider within the content. Each courier has specific rules and requirements for different shipments and services, so we recommend checking this further with the designated courier for your route. When booking Express or Regular plus shipping services, please make sure not to include these items as the courier will refuse to collect the parcel. If you need further assistance, you can reach us by chat, phone or email before shipping to discuss your options further.
Is apple cider considered as an alcoholic drink?
Yes, cider is an alcoholic beverage made from apples. However, the meaning varies from country to country. Thus, in the United States, apple cider is an unsweetened, non-alcoholic beverage. Cider which contains alcohol is called hard cider in the US or simply cider.
How much alcohol is in an apple cider?
Cider usually contains less alcohol by volume than wine or whiskey. This is because even the sweetest apples contain much less sugar than grapes. On average, hard cider contains 4 to 6 per cent alcohol.
Can I send a friend some sparkling cider in the mail internationally?
Many people arrange apple cider or hard cider delivery on their own risk. However, please keep in mind that cider delivery is not recommended by courier companies, and your package may not pass the customs.
Is it allowed to ship non-alcoholic cider by courier?
Depending on the courier company, shipping up to 1L of non-alcoholic apple cider may be allowed for individuals. Make sure you have packed the items properly. Courier companies will not be held liable for damages that may occur to this type of products during transit.

Take into consideration these guidelines when shipping cider in Europe and internationally. Nevertheless, please consider that following them does not guarantee that the courier company will transport your package without restriction. In case you decide to ship cider internationally, Eurosender will not be held responsible for any damages caused by the transportation of your shipment.