Can I ship wine as a gift?

Can you ship alcohol via UPS as a gift?

No, you can’t ship alcohol via UPS as a gift.

Federal and state laws also mandate that only licensed businesses ship alcohol, too, so in broad terms, it’s a no-go.

Can I ship alcohol to a friend?

It is technically legal to ship alcohol in the United States. However, that does not mean that it is easy. The only people who can legally ship alcohol are companies who are licensed to sell alcohol to parties in states that permit shipments.

What happens if you get caught shipping wine?

That being said, it is important to know that there are consequences if you are caught and that shipping alcohol is at your own risk. Typically, you’ll get a written warning on an initial violation. Subsequent violations could lead to fines and or, gulp, jail time, so be mindful and be smart.

How can I ship alcohol as a gift?

You must package the alcohol in the center of the shipment, away from the package’s sides. Your package must be deemed sturdy by UPS. You must clearly label the shipment and meet UPS, origin state, and destination state guidelines. You must clearly label the package as containing alcohol.

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Can I ship alcohol to a friend FedEx?

Consumers may not ship alcohol of any type via FedEx services. The shipper must be a FedEx-approved alcohol shipper, the recipient must be a business entity that holds appropriate alcohol licenses, and the shipment must otherwise comply with applicable laws.

Are you allowed to send alcohol in the mail?

For shipments containing alcoholic beverages, shippers must sign and enter into an approved UPS agreement for the transportation of alcohol as applicable, must be licensed and must be authorized under applicable law to sell and ship alcohol.

Can you send liquids in the mail?

USPS allows shipping of non-hazardous liquids, as long as they are in sealed containers with all contents clearly labeled. If you want to ship over 4 oz. of liquid, you must use insulating materials, triple-pack your boxes and use tightly sealed containers like shipping glass bottles.

What states can you ship alcohol to?

Six states—Florida, Hawaii, Kentucky, Nebraska, New Hampshire and Rhode Island—and the District of Columbia authorize the direct shipment of all spirits as specified. Eight states allow the direct shipment of beer and wine as specified: Delaware, Massachusetts, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Vermont and Virginia.

How does UPS know if I ship alcohol?

UPS sends a shipment notification email to the recipient informing them when the Spirits shipment will be delivered so that an adult at least 21 years of age can be available to complete the delivery. Quantum View Notify is provided at no additional charge.

Will USPS know if I ship alcohol?

USPS Judges Boxes by Their Labels

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Heads up: USPS will deny your shipment if your package has any labeling or branding that shows it MIGHT carry alcohol!

How can I ship a bottle of wine?

Mailing wine as a gift isn’t technically legal anywhere in the United States, as it’s illegal to send alcohol in any form through the U.S. mail. The USPS prohibits the mailing of alcohol, either domestically or to foreign countries. Wine must be shipped through commercial carriers.