How to Stop Bottles From Leaking During Shipping

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How to Stop Bottles From Leaking During Shipping
Keep bottles from leaking when you ship. (bottle of oil image by Adrian Hillman from

When shipping liquids and beverages it is important to make sure the bottles don't leak during shipping, especially homemade beverages and sauces intended as gifts. Most manufactured products are commercially sealed to prevent leakage. However, if you don't have the equipment to professionally seal bottles, there are other ways to make sure your bottles don't leak by the time they get to the recipient.

Although heavier, glass bottles are an excellent choice for shipping liquids. They cannot be punctured, but they can be broken if not packaged correctly. Plastic bottles can also be used, as long as there are no other objects that can puncture the bottles.

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Things you need

  • Shrink wrap
  • Tape
  • Bubble wrap
  • Packing peanuts

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    Wrap each bottle cap and neck tightly with shrink wrap and secure it with tape.

  2. 2

    Wrap each bottle entirely with bubble wrap. This will prevent glass bottles from breaking and plastic bottle from being punctured.

  3. 3

    Add packing peanuts to the shipping box and add bottles.

  4. 4

    Tape the box with shipping tape and write the words "Fragile" or "Handle with Care" on the top and sides of the box.

  5. 5

    Ship the package as usual.

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