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Steve, I have had much success in shipping jars of jelly/jam. . .
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Posted to Thread #12852 at 6:00 pm on Dec 3, 2008
by using newspaper. I get a box that is several inches bigger than the stacked jars. The jars are shipped with the rings on. Pack the bottom with firmly crumpled news paper, to keep the jars 1-2 inches from the bottom. Start placing jars, packing firmly crumpled newspaper, and plenty of it, around each to keep the jars at least 1-2 inces firmly apart. Keep all jars at least 1-2 inches away from the sides of the box. Make sure you seal the box well with good shipping tape.
This has worked for me; everything ships well and no jars have been lost. The only problem is I cannot afford to ship stuff anymore--the rates have gone up so much! Or maybe it's all that paper. . . ? ;-)
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Other messages in this thread:
- 12852. I need a little help with shipping container advice and jelly jars . . . - Steve2 in LA - 9:20pm on 12/02/08 (7)
- Go to Smart and Final and see if they have any empty boxes from cases of canned goods. - Michael in Phoenix - 9:42pm on 12/02/08
- Or, how about U-Haul boxes? Spray paint them to get rid of the logo. They have... - Michael in Phoenix - 9:43pm on 12/02/08
- Steve, I have had much success in shipping jars of jelly/jam. . . - mistral - 6:00pm on 12/03/08
- I agree mistral...excellent instructions and the honest truth about the shipping cost. - MarilynFL - 7:03pm on 12/03/08
- try to use the flat rate boxes---2 different sizes. the deeper one would work - AngAk - 9:04pm on 12/03/08
- Another suggestion: Do you have an apple orchard near you? I get apples mail-order - MarilynFL - 7:06pm on 12/03/08
- Great idea, Marilyn. I'll look into it although it's looking like I'm doomed to bubble-wrap. [NT] - Steve2 in LA - 8:59pm on 12/03/08