How to Send Liquid by Courier


Bubble wrap

Parcel tape

Strong Cardboard box

Packaging peanuts

A cardboard box must be used for the outer packaging due to COVID-19 handling restrictions.

When packing liquids for shipment, the most important thing to consider is the risk of leakage. Always place any liquids in a sealed waterproof bag and then place that into a cardboard box. When choosing a cardboard box to send liquids in, always use double walled new boxes. Used boxes may not offer sufficient protection. Select one large enough to leave sufficient room for you to add some cushioning. This can be in the form of bubble wrap, polystyrene packing peanuts, or for even more security, use air shock bubble packaging. Please note that neither Overland Express or any of the carriers will except responsibility for any liquids damaged whilst in transit, so a little extra care when preparing to ship liquid will result in your liquid delivery arriving in good condition.

Place a layer of packing on the base of the box, then place the item onto the packaging and fill any gaps with packing material. This reduces the chance of the liquid delivery moving around during transit. Shake the box to check that the liquid you are sending cannot move about. If necessary, add more packing material until it is securely held in place.

Once that you are happy with the packaging of the liquid delivery, tape the box shut with 2 or 3 layers of strong parcel tape, paying attention to any edges that may need additional tape.

Finally, attach the Overland Express parcel label to the box, together with 3 copies of the commercial invoice, if sending liquids outside of the United Kingdom. Commercial invoices must be signed and attached to the outside of the box.

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