Follow these shipping Do's and Don'ts
Do Not Ship United States Postal Service (USPS)
It is currently illegal to ship beer through the USPS. Always use FedEx, UPS, or some other service for domestic shipping.
International Shipping is extra expensive and risky
International shipping is exorbitantly expensive. The least expensive is USPS, for which beer shipping is illegal as we said above. The risk of customs intercepting and detaining your package is also greatly increased.
Setup your Shipment Online
You can weight, pack, and label your package at home using most carrier websites. This will give you a tracking code you can share with your trading partner before you drop it off. UPS and FedEx can also pickup especially heavy package for an extra fee.
Use Plain Brown Boxes for Shipping
Do not use boxes with beer or liquor logos. This will gain unwanted attention at the shipping company.
Do Not Ship in Very Cold Weather
Many online beer retailers stop shipments when weather gets bad/ temperatures drop during Winter. Breakage and leakage becomes much more likely with extreme temperature fluctuations and UPS/FedEx are not using temp controlled trucks like Distributors. Avoid making beer shipments when temperatures dip below freezing.