ep 1: 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.
Step 2: Pack the frozen or refrigerated food into airtight containers to reduce the risk of spillage during shipping. Plastic containers with snap-on lids or plastic zip-top bags are ideal.
Step 3: Place the cold food into an insulated foam cooler to help the perishables maintain a constant temperature while the cooler is in the mail.
Step 4: Put on gloves and place a sealed container of dry ice on top of the frozen or refrigerated food, inside the cooler. Make sure the dry ice does not actually touch the food.
Step 5: Pack the top of the cooler with a layer of corrugated cardboard before securing the cooler lid.
Step 6: 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.
Step 7: Seal the box with packing tape and cover the box with another layer of insulation, such as brown kraft paper.
Step 8: Write two warnings on the box of frozen food with a permanent marker: “Contains dry ice” and “Perishables.”
Step 9: Bring your package of food to a shipping service that offers overnight shipping. Spring for delivery confirmation in the form of a signature to ensure a person has picked up the package on the other end.Don’t forget to check out our insulated box liners page in our online catalog – page 46.St