How to Ship Glass Bottles and Jars Safely

Shipping glass bottles and jars

Learn how to ship glass bottles and jars safely. These items are fragile and require special packaging care. To help you out, our logistics experts have prepared guidelines on how to pack glass bottles and jars for shipping so that they arrive intact.

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Glass items are usually restricted or prohibited for shipping. Please note that insurance may not apply.


How to ship small glass bottles and jars in a box

Depending on the size and time-sensitivity of your shipment, Eurosender recommends:
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How to pack glass bottles and jars for shipping

Follow the guidelines below to ship small glass bottles and jars in the best way without breaking them:

  • Close each glass product tightly. Put them into individual hermetic plastic bags and roll them completely in layers of bubble wrap.
  • If you are shipping glass bottles and jars with other items in the box, fill empty spaces between the glassware with other items so that they don’t knock against each other.
  • For extra protection when shipping glass bottles and jars, you can place this box inside a larger cardboard box filled with padding materials.
  • Close the outer box and attach the shipping label, if required.
  • You can label the box as “fragile”. However, the courier is not obliged to treat it as such if the service is not dedicated to fragile items such as glassware.


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Shipping glass bottles and jars in large quantities

When transporting glass bottles or jars in bulk, especially as a company,
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Van Delivery: the best way ship glass many bottles and jars

Booking a dedicated van is ideal for transporting large quantities of glass bottles and jars together. The vehicle is reserved solely for your load, so you can arrange the items in the van however you wish. Even though there are no packaging restrictions for this service, we still recommend protecting glass bottles and jars for shipping as follows:

  • Wrap the glass bottles and jars with plenty of packing material.
  • If possible, pack them in a cardboard box with a sheet of cardboard between each item to prevent them from bumping against each other.
  • If you need additional help with loading and unloading the items, please inform us during the booking process.

Read more about sending glass bottles and jars

Many popular items for shipping are in glass bottles and jars. Read our guides on sending specific items in glassware:


FAQ on how to ship glass bottles and jars

Can I send glass bottles or jars through the post?
Although this is possible, it is important to bear in mind that breakable items are usually not protected by insurance. Your main concern when using postal services should be guaranteeing that the glass bottles and jars are safely protected for shipping so that they reach their destination in one piece.
Read more about shipping breakables.
How much does it cost to ship a glass bottle or jar?
Prices vary greatly depending on the route, parcel size and the type of service you select. You can get a quote for shipping glass bottles and jars to any location by entering your shipping information in the booking tool above.
What is the cheapest way to ship glass bottles or mason jars?
The cheapest way to ship small items such as glass bottles or mason jars is through our Standard Service, for which you can get an instant quote through our booking tool. This option is available to you if you are shipping within the EU.
If you are sending a greater quantity of glass bottles or jars, we recommend booking a Van Delivery Service. You will get a van dedicated to your load and delivered directly to the destination without any stopovers. There are fewer packaging requirements with this service, however, we still recommend protecting glass bottles and jars for shipping in a van to minimise the risk of damage.
How do I ship glass bottles of liquid?
It is important to pack glass bottles of liquid properly for shipping with good-quality packaging materials to prevent the risk of leaks or damage. Make sure that the bottles are closed properly and wrapped in plenty of layers of bubble wrap. Add cushioning materials to the cardboard box so that the bottles cannot move inside.
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Can I ship glass bottles through USPS?
This will depend on your route, the bottle contents, and whether you are shipping privately or as a business. Many items that are shipped in glass bottles, such as alcoholic beverages and perfumes, are listed by USPS as restricted or prohibited. For more information about shipping glass bottles with USPS, please check their official website.
Will the courier provide the necessary packaging for shipping glass bottles or jars?
No, it is your responsibility to get the materials and pack the glass bottles and jars adequately for shipping. All the materials mentioned in this guide are easy to find in DIY shops or even on the internet in specialised shops. When organising your shipment, you can choose to use a new or second-hand cardboard box, as long as it is strong enough to protect your glass bottles and jars.
Does shipping insurance apply when transporting glass bottles?
Almost every service booked on the Eurosender platform is covered by basic insurance, which is already included in the price. However, shipping fragile items such as glassware is not covered by insurance. Therefore, if you decide to ship glass bottles, you do so at your own risk.

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Take into consideration these guidelines when deciding on how to ship or transport glass bottles. 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 glass bottles or jars, Eurosender will not be held responsible for any damages caused by the transport of your shipment.