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How heavy is too heavy?

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk' started by Hubarooski, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. Hubarooski

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    I am trying to decide if I should ship one large heavy box or split the shipment into two smaller/lighter boxes. Is there a general rule of when you should divide boxes based on weight or shipping costs?
     
  2. Greenplastic615

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    Generally speaking, I try not to go over 30 pounds in a box. That might be a little conservative, but it's my personal guideline. (FYI - a 12 bottle shipper is usually ~28lbs)
     
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    My rule of thumb is over 30lbs I split it up, less worry about bottles breaking each other, giant ass boxes increase shipping cost, and I don't want to break the FedEx mans back. A case of bombers or singles is all I will ship in one package, and so far it's worked for me.
     
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    Depends what is in there. A styro with 12 Bruery bottles, for example, is right about ~40 pounds.

    Biggest box I ever received was 62 pounds. Biggest I've ever sent was probably not much more than 40, but I wouldn't hesitate to go higher with a strong enough box that was packed well.
     
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    Good point, those suckers are heavy. I just checked my last Bruery shipment, and 12 bottles was 42.8 pounds, so my initial 30lbs is a little conservative if you have a strong box and a shipper.
     
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    I'd definitely go with whatever a 12-bottle shipper filled with 750's weighs, which seems to be right around 40 lbs.
     
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    I just go my rule of thumb: if the box is awkward and heavy to carry the more likely it is to be dropped by the delivery guy. I think more than weight, dimensions play a greater roll in this happening....
     
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    With UPS it's all about the size of the box, not the weight. I'm not sure how FedEx does it. So, if I can fit 30lbs in a box that is 16x16x16, it will only cost about $20. As soon as you go over those dimensions, the price basically doubles.
     
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    about how many .750s can you fit in the 16x16x16? that sounds fantastic. fed ex shipps on weekends however charges by dimensions and weight. usually an arm, sometimes a leg.
     
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    Depends how you pack and how thick the walls of your box are. 6-9.
     
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  13. whiskey

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    When I visited Southern Cal I sent two boxes home with 12 bombers in each, they were about 40-45lbs each. Everything went smooth, about $25 per.
     
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