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How to Ship Cookies in a Cookie Jar

Homemade cookies packaged in novelty cookie jars make great presents for any occasion. Once the edible contents are all eaten up, the cookie jar can still be kept or used by the recipient. It’s like sending two gifts in one package! However, sending a cookie jar filled with treats to loved ones from afar can…

May 6, 2013
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How to Ship Banana Bread

Banana bread is an all-time favorite baked product. Because it is easy to prepare, almost everyone’s mom or grandma has a special banana bread recipe that brings out the best childhood memories. The banana bread is also one of the more “sturdy” baked items that can withstand the rigors of shipping as long as it…

April 23, 2013
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How to Ship Popcorn

Whether you popped them yourself over a stove or microwave or grabbed them in a can from your neighborhood supermarket, popcorn are excellent comfort food to drive the stress away! They come in numerous variations such as plain, salted, buttered, or slathered with cheese, caramel and other sorts of sweet or savory flavorings. Because popcorn…

April 11, 2013
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How to Ship Olive Oil

Olive oil is a popular oil used for cooking not only because of the flavor it gives to dishes but also for the health benefits that can be derived from it. It comes in different varieties depending on the kind of olive berries used and the process of extraction employed. Aside from flavor, different kinds…

April 3, 2013
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How to Ship French Macarons

Macarons are popular French pastries made of meringue-based cookie sandwiches filled with a variety of fillings such as ganache, buttercream or jam. They come in a variety of colors and make great gifts for all occasions. Because they are highly perishable and very fragile, French Macarons must be properly packaged prior to shipping to avoid…

April 1, 2013
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How to Ship Quail Eggs

Whether sending quail eggs for hatching or cooking, proper packing precautions must be followed to ensure that the fragile eggs will arrive safely and in good condition. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship quail eggs. The key to successful shipping of quail eggs is proper packaging. There are numerous ways…

March 20, 2013
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How to Ship Fresh Shellfish

The best shellfish are fresh and live ones.  They only not taste best, shellfish are also safer to eat when they are fresh. Mussels, clams and other shellfish that have been improperly stored or left in inappropriate conditions for too long can die and produce toxins known as scombrotoxins or histamines that when consumed can…

March 14, 2013
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How to Ship Cake Pops

Cake pops are the latest craze in desserts. These popular treats on sticks are actually made by mixing cake crumbs with frosting, forming them into balls (or other fancy shapes) and sticking them into sticks. They are then dipped in a special frosting or coated with fondant and decorated in any number of ways. Because…

March 8, 2013
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Guidelines when choosing a carrier for shipping perishable goods

Shipping perishable goods is a tricky undertaking. Aside from proper packaging,  keeping the items at the right temperature is also an important consideration. Changes in temperature can have adverse effects on food items because it can promote the growth of bacteria and other organisms that can lead to spoilage. Thus, it is important to use…

March 4, 2013
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How to Ship Fresh Mushrooms

Growing mushrooms is fast becoming a lucrative business. These edible fungi come in a variety of forms and flavors and are most sought after because of their nutritional value. In fact, mushrooms are known as a good meat alternative amongst vegetarians. If shipping mushrooms, proper packaging must be observed as they are fragile and can…

February 18, 2013
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Important Tips When Shipping Spices

Ground herbs and spices can be easily shipped via the United States Postal Service without any restrictions especially if they are being sent as gifts. Spice shipments of under two pounds can be placed inside an International Flat Rate Envelope and sent through the USPS. However, they may be subject to Animal and Plant Health…

January 28, 2013
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How to Ship Beer

Shipping beer requires a bit more effort and patience compared to shipping any other beverage. For one, it is prohibited to send beer or any other alcoholic beverages via the United States Postal Service. Every state also has different regulations regarding the shipment of alcoholic drinks which involve permits and licenses if shipping commercial quantities…

December 27, 2012
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How to ship lettuce heads

Lettuce are fragile vegetables that require extra protection when being shipped.  These leafy vegetables bruise quite easily when bumped and bacterial growth can develop from these bruises which does not only make the lettuce unsightly but can also lead to immediate rotting. Thus, heads of lettuce should be well padded during packing to ensure that…

December 17, 2012
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How to Pack and Ship Homemade Sauces

Homemade sauces make great holiday gifts. If you have a great recipe for marinara, barbeque or any other sauce, why not cook a batch, place them in jars and send them to friends and loved ones. Leakages, broken jars and other shipping nightmares can be avoided if you follow proper packing techniques.  Here are some…

November 29, 2012
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How to Pack and Ship Ham

Whether sending a store-bought or homemade ham to friends and loved ones for the Holidays, proper packaging and the right choice of shipping methods are key factors for safe and on time delivery. Here are some important tips on how to pack and ship ham to ensure that it arrives in good condition and ready…

November 21, 2012
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How to Ship Homemade Pumpkin Pie

If you are sending homemade pumpkin pies to loved ones for Thanksgiving, make sure to follow proper packing and shipping procedures so that they will arrive intact, fresh and ready to be enjoyed.  Here are some simple tips on how to properly pack and ship pumpkin pie. If you are making the pie yourself, bake…

November 9, 2012
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Important Tips in Shipping CARE Packages

CARE packages were first sent during World War II to bring relief to victims suffering from the scarcity of food and other commodities.  These packages usually contain canned and preserved food as well as other items such as blankets, toiletries and medicine. Today, CARE packages are not only sent to help the needy but can…

October 2, 2012
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How to Freeze a Cake for Easy Shipping

Perishable items like cakes and other food items can be safely shipped as long as proper precautions were observed when packing them for shipping. Some cakes can be frozen before shipping so they remain fresh throughout the whole transportation process. Freezing is also a great way to eliminate the use of dry ice when shipping…

September 28, 2012
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How to ship doughnuts

Doughnuts are popular treats all over the world.  These holed teats come in different varieties such as the common glazed ring doughnut and the more complicated ones that are either filled or frosted with custard, fruit preserves, chocolate, etc. They can be easily shipped through the mail as long as proper packing procedures are followed. …

September 12, 2012
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Valuable tips on how to pack and ship game meats

Game meats such as bison, venison, and rabbit can be easily sent through mail domestically. Because fresh meats are highly perishable, their freshness can be preserved throughout the shipping process by properly packing them with dry ice or cold gel packs. The cold temperature will keep bacteria at bay and prevent the meats from spoiling….

July 27, 2012
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