Send food with Shipmondo

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Tea Krestine Johansen
by Tea Krestine Johansen 03/01/2024

If you are selling food, dietary supplements, or beer and wine? Then read here about your shipping options when delivering to your customers.

Send food with Shipmondo

If you’re shipping packages containing food, it’s crucial to be aware of the specific rules and guidelines that apply to food shipments.

It is important to ensure that the food arrives safely and in good condition and that you comply with relevant legislation.

What is considered food?

The term “food” encompasses a wide category of products that people consume in one way or another.

This includes everything from fresh produce like fruits and vegetables to processed foods like canned goods, baked items, and ready-made meals.

Dietary supplements, intended to complement the regular diet, also fall under this category, as do beverages such as beer and wine.

Additionally, candies for gift boxes or similar products are also considered part of the food category.

Rules for transporting food

When transporting food, it’s important to comply with the specific rules established by the authorities. These guidelines cover several important elements in the transportation of food.

For example, it is crucial to maintain the correct temperature throughout the transportation process to prevent food contamination. Moreover, you must ensure that the vehicle or container is thoroughly cleaned.

If you use an external carrier to ship your food, it is the carrier’s responsibility to ensure that all the rules are followed.

To handle and transport food legally, the carrier must be registered with the local authorities.

Packaging requirements for transporting food

When it comes to packaging food for transport, there are also specific requirements that must be met.

Depending on the type of food being sent, there will be different specific requirements for the packaging.

It’s important to use food-approved packaging to avoid contamination. For food that can easily spoil, the packaging must maintain an appropriate temperature, which may require insulation materials or cooling elements.

It’s also important to ensure that the packaging is well sealed to stop leaks and prevent pests or dirt from entering, and it must be strong enough to protect the contents during transport.

Better packaging ensures that your packages can withstand shocks, pressure, and vibrations during transportation. In such transport, the carriers can’t take extra precautions or read markings for, for example, fragile content on the package.

If you use Shipmondo Order Management, you have the option to set up the packaging on your Shipmondo account. This way, you can easily save and select from a list of your most frequently used packaging types.

Ship food through Shipmondo

There are only a few carriers that support food delivery to private individuals.

Carriers like Xpressen distribute throughout Denmark and specialize in the delivery and transport of food. You can also send wine, beer, and other beverages with other carriers.

You need to have an agreement with Xpressen to be able to send food through Shipmondo. You can contact them to learn more.

If you have your own shipping agreement with Xpressen or another carrier, you can have it set up on your Shipmondo account.

Searching for inspiration?

Do you need inspiration on how to send food online and get it safely delivered to the customer?

Take a look at our case with MrBeef, a company that has found success by selling premium meat online.

Ole, the founder of MrBeef, uses an efficient method to pack the meat. He uses styrofoam boxes along with vacuum-packed ice blocks, ensuring that the meat remains fresh and cold right up to delivery to the customer.

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