How To Ship Wine

UPS provides wine shipping services for approved customers who are licensed to ship wine. Select the links below to learn more about our programme.

Important Updates

Effective 1 July 2020, the Addendum A was updated. View Alcohol Shipping Guide.

Who Can Ship Wine

UPS only accepts parcels containing wine from shippers who are licensed under applicable law and who have signed and entered into a contract with UPS for the transportation of wine.

Permissible Shipments

All wine shippers must enter into a UPS Agreement for Approved Wine Shippers.

If you are interested in becoming an approved wine shipper, schedule a free, 15-minute consultation with a UPS expert. Book a session today.

UPS Requirements

What are the requirements for licensed entities to ship wine via UPS?

Contractual Service Only
All shippers who wish to ship wine must enter into the UPS ISC agreement. UPS DOES NOT ACCEPT SHIPMENTS OF WINE FROM SHIPPERS WHO HAVE NOT ENTERED INTO ONE OF THESE AGREEMENTS.

Shipping Solution Requirements
The shipper must process the wine shipment with a UPS Compatible Shipping solution such as WorldShip or any approved third-party vendor system.

Packaging Requirements
All shipments must meet UPS packaging requirements for wine. UPS will accept inner packaging of moulded Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam, a folded corrugated tray or a moulded fibre tray. Each packaging component secures the bottles into the centre of the shipping container away from the side walls of the shipper. Sturdy outer corrugated containers are required.

Delivery Confirmation Adult Signature Required
All wine shipments must be made using the UPS Delivery Confirmation Adult Signature Required service, requiring the signature of an adult 18 years of age or older upon delivery.

Quantum View Notify®

  • UPS recommends that wine shippers use Quantum View Notify® for Delivery Confirmation Adult Signature Required wine shipments.
  • UPS sends a shipment notification email to the recipient informing them when the wine shipment will be delivered so that an adult at least 18 years of age can be available to complete the delivery.
  • Quantum View Notify (QVN) is provided at no additional charge.

Ship to a UPS Access Point Location

Approved wine shippers may use the Ship to a UPS Access Point® location service in conjunction with Adult Signature Required (ASR) for consumers who prefer to collect shipments from UPS Access Point locations.

Relevant Links

List of Prohibited and Restricted Items for Shipping

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UPS Tariff/Terms and Conditions

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UPS Rate and Service Guide

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