How to pack and ship honey

Would you like to ship some delicious honey to your friends or family living abroad and make them feel a little bit at home? Do you maybe sell honey and need a trusted logistics partner for shipping honey to your customers? Try out Eurosender’s digital platform and get the access to quality shipping services from international courier companies at low rates.

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How to place an order for shipping honey with Eurosender?

Choose the pick-up and delivery countries, the number of packages and their weight.

You will be provided with the best available offer.

Fill in the form with your details and pay for the service.

Get informed on how to pack honey for shipping.

You will get a door to door delivery service with one of the most reliable logistics companies. All you will have to do after placing an order is to take care of proper packaging. All the rest is on us.

In case you have more questions regarding the ordering process or shipping honey, do not hesitate to contact our shipping experts. They will be more than glad to help you.

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Would you like to send larger packages?

Check the dimensions and the weight of your package. Use our dimensions calculator below to choose the right shipping service. If your shipment exceeds the requirements for standard shipping, ask our sales team for an individual offer. You will receive a tailor-made offer within a few minutes by e-mail.

How to ship honey

When shipping liquids and food products you have to take care of proper packaging to prevent the damage which may occur in the case of breakage or spoilage. If this happens, the delivery can be canceled and the insurance will not apply. Since glass pots are pretty heavy, consider shipping honey in plastic containers instead. We also recommend the product to be safe-marked and in its original packaging. To make the packing easier, we have put together some guidelines for you to follow.

Before booking service with Eurosender do not forget also the following:

  • If you are planning to leave the pick-up address, make sure to place your order at least 2 working days before departure. Or at least make sure there is somebody present at the pick-up address to hand the package over to the courier.
  • In case a standard-size package will be picked up in Poland, Romania, Sweden or Spain, you will have to print the shipping label and put it on your parcel.

Packaging materials for shipping honey

Choosing proper packaging materials for these delicious drops of liquid gold honey is of great importance in order to prevent any damage on the way to the final destination. To ensure safe honey packaging you need the following materials:

  1. Cardboard boxes – you will need at least two boxes of different sizes. You can buy new ones at the stationary shop or hardware store. Used ones are also good, but make sure they are sturdy enough, without dents, tears or holes.
  2. Bubble wrap – to protect honeypots from bumping into each other during transport.
  3. Cushioning materials – like packing peanuts, foam, polystyrene sheets, airbags, cardboard etc., for additional safety. A polystyrene bottle holder is also a good solution.
  4. Plastic bags – for protection in case of spoilage. Zip locks are a good choice.
  5. Adhesive tape and rubber bands for securing wrapping materials and sealing the boxes.
  6. Scissors for cutting the materials.

What should you consider when shipping food

Many couriers do not advise shipping food, as many of these products are more likely to be damaged. Especially if such items are not packed properly, they may also cause damage to other packages during transport and handling. If this happens, the shipment may be excluded from shipping or returned to the sender. Check also our dedicated page about shipping food.

Pay attention when shipping honey to the UK or Ireland as all parcels go through the scanning procedure.

How to pack honey for shipping

To help you to properly prepare honey jars for safe shipping, we have put together some packing tips.

  1. Put each jar into a plastic bag and wrap it. Use bubble wrap or foam in layers to give extra protection. Secure the wrapping with rubber bands or adhesive tape.
  2. Put wrapped honey jars into a box. First put some cushioning material like packing peanuts in the box. Place wrapped honeypots in the box. You can also use some cardboard to separate them. Fill the empty space with more cushioning material. If you manage to find a polystyrene bottle holder, just put the jars in the holder, close and secure the holder with strong tape. Close the box and seal it with tape.
  3. Cut polystyrene sheets and attach them to all the outer sides of the smaller box.
  4. Put the smaller box into a larger one. Fill the empty space with cushioning materials.
  5. Close the box and label it (if needed). Tape all the flaps and corners of the box to add extra sturdiness. Attach the label if needed.

Do you still have questions about packing or shipping honey? Do you need help along the ordering process? Our customer support team is always ready to help you.

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Take into consideration these guidelines when shipping honey. 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 honey, Eurosender will not be held responsible for any damages caused by the transportation of your shipment.