9 Steps to Ship and Protect Perishable & Temperature Control Items
Step 1: Scheduling
Schedule your mailing of frozen or refrigerated food for early in the week. Mailing perishables on Thursday or Friday can increase the risk of your perishables sitting in a warm warehouse over the weekend.
Pack the top of the cooler with a layer of corrugated cardboard before securing the cooler lid.
Place the entire cooler of cold food into a heavy-duty cardboard box. Fill empty spaces with packing peanuts to keep the contents from shifting and to keep the ambient temperature stable.
Avoid Shipping Headaches
Protecting your products is of paramount importance.
Finding a partner for your packaging and shipping supplies who can help you through the process of selecting the perfect materials for the job is crucial to ensuring the safe shipment of your goods.
Whether you're shipping something fragile or perishable - our experts are happy to talk you through the process of selecting the perfect materials for your needs.
Plus, we've got a protective packaging guide here to help your business make the best shipping choices possible:
Editor's Note: This blog post was originally published in 2014, and was revised in 2022.