Bottled and jarred packaged good and fragile goods such as glass, glass bottles, porcelain, ceramics, and other goods, e.g. decorative items, wine bottles, beer bottles, etc. are always a problem when it comes to shipping – whether as individual items, in small quantities, or as a whole pallet. It can get particularly complicated when shipping and packing glass and bottles.
Although the breakage of the goods can never be completely ruled out, as unforeseen circumstances can occur on the transport route, or the handling of the parcels is not handled correctly, you can prevent this by choosing the right packaging and filling materials and from now on send glass safely – with the correct shipping packaging. For example with the activation Air cushion cushions & air cushion mats, which you can get in our shop as air cushion film filling material. Careful storage and safe shipment of glass and bottles are important not only for the satisfaction of customers since so less waste is produced which must be sent again in doubt, but also, as the transport insurance only pays if fragile goods such as glass and bottles have been properly packed and shipped.
To correct shipping package and safe storage, incidentally, is also warning tape, for example, the risk of breakage tape and caution tape glass.
With this article, we give you tips and tricks on everything to do with sending bottled and jarred packaged goods, glass bottles, etc. to end customers. Even a veteran logistician may still be able to learn new things, especially when it comes to shipping bottles.
Due to the boom in spirits and wine retailers on the Internet, there has also been a whole series of innovations in the field of single and cardboard or crate packaging for bottles.
- Round or cylindrical goods , which ultimately also include bottles, are best wrapped in air cushion mats with many small air chambers like the 7 tube . Because the small chambers ensure a flexibility of the mat film that an air cushion does not have. You can only wrap bottled and jarred packaged goods with air cushion mats instead of just cushioning the edges. Ideal for sending unpackaged glass bottles, e.g. alcohol.
- Angular goods and outer packaging are best cushioned with air cushions , because these are much more voluminous and a little more robust, which is why they are ideal for protecting edges and filling the cavities, among other things in the 90 degree angles. This prevents the sensitive goods from slipping constantly. Upwards, i.e. between the cardboard lid and the goods , you should also pad with a thinner mat . If a bottle is not loose in the box, but is in an outer packaging, as is often the case with whiskey bottles, then air cushions are more suitable. If the bottle is loose in the cardboard box, air cushion mats are ideal.
- Smaller cavities, such as between relatively high goods and the cardboard lid, are best upholstered, as already mentioned under 2., with a mat film
- Larger cavities arise when there is a lot of space or cavity between a relatively low product / outer packaging and the cardboard box lid. Here again, the thicker air cushions are suitable to fill the large cavity more effectively. Example: a couple of packs of shorts
Conclusion: Just as important as padding the package with bubble wrap when sending glass and fragile goods is the optimal box size with a few cavities as possible. The remaining cavities are then filled with air cushion mats or pillows, depending on the bottled and jarred packaged goods. In the end, the box is then additionally secured with the red warning tape mentioned above.