Here are things to consider when shipping bottles of liquor. Since it is illegal to send liquor without a license, you might want to check out these tips on how to ship liquor bottles. First, look for a licensed liquor vendor. You can go to your local liquor store or browse online to find one and ask if they have shipping arrangements and can guarantee it.
It is also a good idea to inquire about their packaging arrangements. The bottles must be packed carefully to avoid them from spilling and breaking. Use a lot of cloth, packaging foam, etc. to wrap up each bottle.
Be Sure to Insure it. Shipping companies or vendors, which ship items may have insurance in case of loss or breakage. If possible, insure your purchases. This is important when the liquor you are shipping is expensive. There are hundreds of loss and breakage cases per week and most are uninsured.
Ask For Guarantee. Keep your receipts because you might need them when a problem in shipping arises. Make sure that all forms are properly filled up and signatures have been given correctly. Ask for guarantee for a safe and timely arrival of your package. You may also ask for the company’s contingency or provision regarding failure to deliver.
Most major companies that ship have state of the art tracking systems in place. This tracking system allows customers and the company to track a particular item being shipped regarding its status and location. Take note or ask for your package’s tracking number. Ask the vendor how to use the tracking system. Most shipping companies have online sites, which allow the shipper to input the tracking number and immediately get information about their package.
Expect to pay some duty fees or taxes regarding the liquor bottles you sent. Duty fees and taxes will be charged depending on the place of origin and destination of the package, the number of bottles or weight and the value of the liquor. Be careful when declaring items, you do not want it to be charged the wrong amount.