First thing first, is it even legal to send booze to China? This actually depends on a multitude of factors. Firstly, if you don’t have a license to ship wine, you have met your first barrier. Sadly, sending wine to a friend or anyone else without a license is prohibited by law.
Even wineries have their own problems with sending wine to China. In some states, people are only allowed to order wine online depending on where they live while only on-site guests can order wine in other states. The weather and packaging is something else to battle with. You might think you have packaged your bottles of wine so securely that even a natural disaster can’t damage them until they are stuck in a serious Texas heat wave during transportation. Thankfully, there are different methods to deal with shipping challenges from regulations to unforeseeable weather. With these steps, you will send intoxicant to China with fewer problems.
Understanding the rules and regulations of shipping alcohol can be complicated. Apart from having a license, consider the restrictions of shipping from that particular country into China.
Select an appropriate shipping container
Select a new corrugated box that can handle the weight of the wine. Choose the right size that will accommodate your bottle or bottles and the inserts snugly. You might be charged based on the size of the box so choose something with just enough space.
Pack the wine appropriately
To reduce movement and the risk of breakage, line the walls and spaces in between bottles, with protective padding or inserts.
If the box is not taped properly, your wine might fall through the box since it is heavy. Properly seal the top, bottom and flaps to keep the wine secure.
Apply essential labeling
The contents of the package and the need for an adult to sign will be indicated by this labeling. Your shipping provider might make this available when you are dispatching alcohol to China.
Consider the weather and plan for it
Temperatures above 80˚F and below 25˚F can damage wine. Because the weather is nice where you are, doesn’t mean it’s the same everywhere. Monitor the weather between your location and China and use special materials for packaging that can reduce the effects of harsh temperatures.
Time the shipment
Ship at the beginning of the week, this way your package isn’t sitting in a room or van without air conditioning over the weekend. Choose a fast shipping method to reduce exposure to extreme temperatures.
Plenty time and effort was invested in making a bottle of wine. Protect this by getting insurance for the package.
An adult should be there to sign for the package
It is required an adult sign for such a package. Make sure someone who is 21 or older is available to do this on arrival of the package.
Depending on where you are sending the package from, sending wine to China can be full of challenges and problems. The steps above will make the entire process simpler and easier.