How to ship olive oil

Are you an individual willing to send a few local products to your family and friends or a company interested in shipping olive oil nationally and internationally to your clients? Get informed about how to ship olive oil safely and cost-effectively. Have a look at the regulations related to mailing different quantities of this product. Eurosender will provide you with the best shipping solution tailored to your needs.

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Choose one of the transportation methods that fit your needs.

How to pack olive oil

The general guidelines for packing olive oil are similar to those for shipping wine. Follow these simple steps:

  • Choose the bottle that can withstand low and high temperatures.
  • Surround it by absorbent pouches.
  • Secure the bottle with bubble wrap.
  • Put it in a plastic bag.
  • Put the bottle into a small carton box.
  • Use cushioning materials to fill empty spaces inside the box.
  • Place the smaller box into a slightly bigger one.
  • Fill the bigger box with cushioning materials.
  • Seal the box.
  • You can add warning labels saying “Fragile” or “Handle with care”.
  • Prepare the pallet for large olive oil shipments. Stack the boxes one onto another.
  • Fix them with a packaging rope and wrap them in plastic foil to make sure they cannot move on the pallet.

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FAQs about the best way to ship olive oil

Can you send olive oil in the mail?

Yes. According to the Universal Post Union regulations, securely closed packages up to 1L should be accepted.

Do people send olive oil through courier?

Yes. This product is regularly shipped through courier services by many people, especially within the European Union, as in these cases, the parcels do not undergo customs controls, except for the islands such as Ireland or the UK. Given that senders do it at their own risk, proper packaging is of paramount importance.

Is there any insurance for shipping olive oil?

In most cases, no, because it is a liquid and a fragile item, even though it depends on the courier’s Terms and Conditions, as well as on the quality of packaging.


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