How to Ship Olive Oil Internationally

Send olive oil home and abroad via courier

Whether you are a private shipper wanting 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, find out how to ship olive oil in a safe and cost-effective way. Check the regulations related to mailing different quantities of olive oil home and abroad.

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Olive oil is usually considered restricted or prohibited for shipping. Please note that insurance may not apply.


Ship a single bottle of olive oil abroad via courier

Transport solutions to consider depending on the size and time-sensitivity of your shipment:
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*Please bear in mind that some courier companies may include olive oil in their list of prohibited items. For any clarifications, please contact our team of specialists via chat


How to pack a bottle of olive oil for mailing home and abroad

Follow these simple steps for packing olive oil for sending via courier.

  1. Cover the bottom of a box with a sheet of polystyrene or other packaging material.
  2. Wrap each bottle or can of olive oil you are sending with bubble wrap to protect them during transit. You can also place each bottle into a leak-proof plastic bag to protect the package in case of spillage.
  3. Place the bottles or cans into a cardboard box. Fill the empty spaces with plenty of packaging material to prevent the containers from knocking against each other.
  4. Close and seal the box with several layers of adhesive tape in the corners and on each side. Attach the shipping label if required. You can also add a sign “Fragile” or “Handle with care” on the top.

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Shipping multiple bottles of olive oil internationally via courier

When sending larger amounts of olive oil abroad, you can choose between different shipping services to better match your needs:
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How to pack and ship olive oil on pallets for international deliveries

For businesses using the pallet delivery service, the best way to send olive oil safely to your customers is to prepare the pallet as below.

  1. Pack the bottles or cans of olive oil in individual boxes following the instructions above for shipping olive oil in a parcel.
  2. Place sheets of cardboard or polystyrene between each container to prevent them from knocking against each other.
  3. Place the boxes on the pallet. Make sure that they are not sticking out from the surface of the pallet. Follow the weight specifications of the pallet manufacturer.
  4. Once all the items are in place, secure them to the pallet with ropes or straps. Wrap everything with cling film.


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FAQ about sending olive oil via mail or courier

Can I ship olive oil internationally with every courier company?
It is important to note that not all courier companies will ship olive oil internationally. For example, DHL, FedEx, TNT and UPS will not ship packages that contain olive oil 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 the Express or Priority 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 olive oil in the mail?
Yes, you can send olive oil in the mail if you adhere to the regulations of the postal service and destination country. Olive oil is regularly sent by many people, especially within the European Union, since parcels do not undergo customs controls on these routes. According to the Universal Post Union regulations, securely closed packages of up to 1L should be accepted.
Can I send and import olive oil to the UK?
It is possible to send olive oil to the UK from overseas but this is strictly regulated. Your shipment will be checked by customs officers at the border. It is important that you check the shipping regulations of both countries before placing your order for importing olive oil from countries such as Italy to the UK, even for personal use. Please see our page for more information on shipping after Brexit.
Can you send olive oil from Greece or Italy or any other country to the USA?
Before sending olive oil either through courier services or through the mail overseas, bear in mind that your shipment will be checked by customs officers at the border. In many cases, as a result of shipping olive oil overseas from Europe to the United States, you will see its initial cost double or even triple. For this reason, many travellers opt for transporting olive oil to the USA in checked luggage as a cheaper alternative.
Is there any insurance for shipping olive oil domestically or internationally?
If you decide to send olive oil or other goods via courier that can be found on the prohibited and restricted items list, bear in mind that your shipment will not be insured. Proper packaging is of paramount importance since the shipper will not be able to claim compensation in the unlikely event of loss or damage.
How much does it cost to mail olive oil abroad via courier?
The price for sending olive oil internationally depends on the distance between the pick-up and delivery destinations, the weight and size of the shipment as well as the urgency and type of transport service selected. You can get an instant quote in the booking engine below or else contact us via chat or email if you are unsure which service you need for mailing your olive oil.

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Take these guidelines into consideration 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. If you decide to send olive oil abroad, Eurosender will not be held responsible for any damages caused by the transport of your shipment.