How to Ship a Bottle of Vodka

Shipping Vodka – Pack and send Vodka in Europe and worldwide

Before you decide to send vodka in Europe or anywhere else, make sure you know the best way to ship vodka internationally, including regulations and the best way to prepare your shipment. Trust Eurosender to find you the cheapest way to send vodka, across our network of world-renowned international couriers, so all you have to do is prepare your shipment. Our step-by-step guide will explain the best way to prepare your vodka shipment for collection.

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The best way to send vodka and other types of alcohol

Regardless of how often you ship, the volume or whether you’re a business or individual, Eurosender offer transport solutions to suit any types of shipping:

Standard shipping

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Pallet delivery

Ideal for businesses sending larger and heavier shipments
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Van delivery

A whole van booked for your fast and direct deliveries in Europe
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Individual offer

A tailor-made solution for your non-standard shipping needs
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*Please have in mind that some courier companies include vodka in the list of prohibited items. For any clarifications, please contact our team of specialists via chat.


How to package vodka for shipping – how to pack alcohol for shipping

If you are shipping vodka in Europe or anywhere else, you should ensure you package it correctly to avoid damage to your vodka shipment, and other packages during transport. As these are considered prohibited items, please be aware that some courier companies may not allow you to send vodka or any other type of alcohol or liquid, and senders are advised to do so at their own risk and liability.

Check our step-by-step guide carefully to ensure you pack vodka correctly:


How to pack vodka for pallet shipping

If you book a pallet delivery service, we recommend to follow these steps to prepare your vodka delivery:

  • Place pallet paper at the base, then one layer of boxes at a time.
  • Place pallet paper between each row and stack evenly, distributing the weight evenly.
  • Secure the vodka shipment to the pallet with straps and wrap with plastic or bubble wrap.

Restrictions on alcohol shipping for businesses

Heavy alcoholic drinks such as vodka and other spirits should only be shipped through authorised logistics providers. As each country has its own regulations on alcohol shipping, we recommend you check these specifically before deciding to ship a bottle of vodka.


How to pack vodka for standard shipping

  • Wrap the bottles: Place each bottle of vodka in a separate plastic bag and seal tightly to avoid leaking and damage to other items during transport. We also recommend to use bubble wrap, for added protection.
  • Place into 3 boxes: Starting with a smaller one, fill any space inside the box with cushioning material to prevent movement, then seal shut with tape. Place into a second and third box, repeating the step. You can add additional protection to each box by also wrapping it with bubble wrap each time.
  • Seal the box and label: You may be instructed to print the label yourself, but in most cases the courier company will provide this.

Restrictions on alcohol shipping for individuals

Shipping alcohol between individuals is prohibited in most countries. When choosing to send vodka through the post or by courier, individuals do it at their own risk. For more detailed information on prohibited items, please see our dedicated page.


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Frequently asked questions about shipping alcohol internationally

Can I ship vodka through every courier company?

It is important to note that not all courier companies will ship vodka internationally. For example, DHL, TNT and UPS will not ship packages that include vodka 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.

Can I send a bottle of vodka to a friend as a gift? Can I send vodka in the mail?

Even though it is forbidden to ship, it often goes unnoticed by couriers, and people do often send one or two bottles of vodka or other spirits in the mail. If you decide to ship vodka, please keep in mind that you do it on your own responsibility, meaning that no reimbursement is guaranteed if the parcel is damaged or returned.

Is it legal to ship vodka to USA from Europe?
For businesses: Suppliers and manufacturers who export vodka to the USA from Europe must first obtain the correct license to send vodka and other alcoholic drinks legally.
For individuals: It is prohibited for individuals to ship alcohol from Europe to the USA.
Can I buy vodka online and have it delivered?

It is possible to buy vodka online and have it delivered legally within Europe, so long as the seller has the correct license.

Is insurance included when shipping vodka?
For individuals: Shipments of alcohol or any other dangerous goods are not covered by insurance, so shippers do so at their own risk.
For businesses: Shipping vodka with our freight services, you are covered by CMR insurance. Additional insurance is available for purchase if needed.

Please take into consideration our guidelines for sending alcohol abroad. Eurosender does not encourage individuals to send alcohol or other dangerous and prohibited items, therefore, individuals do so at their own risk and liability for any damage or loss.