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Perishable Mail: Food

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It’s vital to our survival - why wouldn’t we ship food? Shipping food and other perishable items can be done with the right steps of precaution. A large portion of the e-commerce space is filled with stores selling their fare. If you’re going to do the same, here are the guidelines you’ll need to follow:

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables can only be mailed if they are presented in a dry condition. A “dry condition” is not the same as the fruits being dried.
  • Eggs can be mailed if they are properly contained/insulated and they will be unharmed by temperature changes during transit.
  • You can only mail meat and meat products if it conforms to USDA regulations. This guide includes instructions regarding dry ice and water ice to keep the meat from spoiling.

A few pieces of advice:

  • Bubble wrap all of your goods and make sure to wrap wet items tightly.
  • If you have more than one container inside the box, make sure that the two containers do not come into contact with one another.
  • Surround the containers in packing peanuts or similar material.




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