We’ve updated our advice on how to safely pack a bottle so now the tips are even more useful.
Before you decide to post a bottle check that your bottle has its original tamper-evident closure, that it is fit for sale and not leaking. We recommend leaving each bottle on its side for 24 hours before packing to see if it is leaking.
Also check that it hasn’t been opened already!
Remove the bottle from its box and place it in a plastic bag. This protects other items in the package in the event that your bottle leaks in transit.
Return the bottle to its box.
We reccommend photographing each stage for your own records.
Wrap your bottle/box in plenty of bubble wrap. You can reuse bubble wrap so keep any you receive for this purpose.
Half-fill a large sturdy box with polystyrene (or similar softening).
Again, this is something that can be reused so keep a stock of any useful packaging that you receive.
Place the bottle securely in the center of the box.
If you plan to pack more than one bottle in a single box then use cardboard dividers to separate each of the bottles. Alternatively you can pack the bottles in vacuum packs.
Vacuum packs can also be reused but do take extra care when inserting a bottle into a prefilled pack as it can be a tight fit.
Add more polystyrene to fill in any remaining gaps.
Then close the box.
Seal the box with strong tape.
Each box you send us must have our address clearly printed as follows:
DOCUMENT IT (INTERNATIONAL SELLERS)
If you’re an international seller you also need to provide a commercial invoice.
But don’t worry, we do this for you automatically when you complete our quick and easy international sellers packing slip
Attach the documents to the outside of the box as instructed, in a sealed envelope, clearly labelled ‘CUSTOMS DOCUMENTS’.
Send your parcels with your preferred courier.
If you’re in the UK it’s easy enough to pop one or two bottles in the post but you may prefer to use a courier, particularly for larger parcels.
Did you know we can arrange collection from international and UK sellers?
Contact us to discuss arranging collection from you.
We recommend you photograph your parcel again before you despatch it.
Now relax and wait for us to confirm your parcel’s arrival through your account.