How to Package Bottles Safely
When it comes to bottle packaging, the main concern is security. Whether you’re moving home or shipping stock, it can be a little too easy to lose your bottles to breakages. Not only will a broken bottle leave a mess or cause potential harm to its handler but can also result in a loss of valuable goods.
Ensuring that your bottles are packed properly is the first precaution you need to take when shipping bottles.
The most secure way to package your bottles is to ensure you are using durable boxes. Double-walled cardboard boxes are a sufficient solution to bottle packaging. These sturdy cardboard boxes will provide protection against knocks and bumps when storing your bottles and help prevent breakages whilst in storage or transit.
Filling the Void
You’ll also want to make sure you “fill the void” with packing material. This will keep the bottles from shifting too much during transit. Typically box dividers will work well, but sometimes you need a little extra support to make sure your products reach their destination safely.
We offer a variety of different packing materials so that you can choose the one that is right for your shipment.
- Bubble Wrap: Bubble wrap is ideal when shipping single bottles. Wrapping the bottle and shipping it in a box filled with packing peanuts is a great way to ensure safety.
- Biodegradable Peanuts : Peanuts are great for filling any small fine spaces. After a box is fitted with dividers and bottles, sprinkle some peanuts on top to give it an extra layer of safety. These can also be stuffed into empty box divider spaces if an order doesn’t fill the box.
- Cardboard Roll: A great alternative to packing peanuts. Cardboard roll is just as versatile and makes an excellent wrapping for bottles that need some extra cushioning. Cardboard roll is also a great absorbent material, meaning it will keep your products from getting mouldy during long transits.
- Tissue Paper: While tissue paper doesn’t offer as much protection as bubble wrap or cardboard roll, it can add personality and a sense of ‘neatness’ to your packaging. You can use tissue paper to line a small box before you place the products inside, or you can wrap each product in tissue paper to add more personality to the product.
We offer pre-made boxes of various sizes that will work for most bottle packaging. But if you’re looking for a more personalized packaging option, use our Box Calculator to order a fully customised set of boxes.
Generally, we would suggest measuring the maximum dimension (LxWxH) of the product; adding 3 mm for the thickness of each single wall divider; and then adding another 3-5 mm for manoeuvrability and this should ensure a snug fit.
We have a full cardboard box size guide if you need some extra guidance.
Bespoke Cardboard Box Dividers
Grab some bespoke cardboard box dividers to match your bespoke packaging!
In most cases, you will want cardboard box dividers to protect your bottles in transit. These are designed to keep your bottles snug and prevent them from knocking against each other.
Our bespoke cardboard box dividers are made to suit your needs. With the provided dimensions and requirements, we’ll ensure that your bottles are professionally secured and protected.
Bespoke Printed Boxes
Create a branded experience for your customers with customised logos and text on your boxes! Boxtopia’s bottle boxes can be customised with printed logos or text. To create custom printed bottle boxes for your products, speak to our team today.
What Size Box Will Fit a Wine Bottle?
The size of the box you require will depend on the amount, and size, of the bottles you need to package.
First, you will want to measure the height and width of your wine bottles. This will determine how big your box needs to be, and how many bottles you are able to fit within one box.
We recommend double-wall cardboard boxes for the storage and transportation of wine bottles, along with bespoke cardboard box dividers to ensure that your bottles are sufficiently packaged.
Our boxes are made from sturdy corrugated cardboard to ensure maximum protection of your glass bottles.
How Do You Post a Bottle of Wine?
If you want to send some bottles of wine in the post, you will need to be aware of the restrictions and regulations in place.
When it comes to posting wine, you may only post beverages with an alcoholic content of less than 24% ABV and may not exceed 1 litre per container.
Each bottle must also be wrapped in polythene and sealed with tape. They should also be surrounded with absorbent material, such as newspaper, and cushioning material such as bubble wrap, to prevent breakages whilst in transit.
Each box should also be marked with “FRAGILE” to help ensure their safety during transit.
Shipping Bottles? Get in Touch!
Here at Boxtopia, we take pride in supplying our customers with the best in bottle packaging solutions. With our bottle packaging, you can rest assured that you have taken the best precaution when it comes to packaging for delivery and storage.
Contact us today to find out more about our bespoke bottle services, and how we can improve your bottle packaging services.
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