Shipping Wine in Canada
WineCollective has been shipping wine across Canada for over 10 years now. We know, we can hardly believe it either! Since the beginning it has been our goal to share the best wine the world has to offer, in monthly subscription boxes shipped right your door. No fuss, no hassle, and no unnecessary visits to the post office. Over time, many aspects of our business have evolved and grown, which inevitably means change. While we are always aiming to provide exceptional value to our customers, we are also constantly looking for ways in which we can improve. It became clear recently that we needed to take a closer look at the environmental impact of our packaging, so we started the long journey to make our shipping materials more green. And we are so excited to share that we have!
How to Ship Wine
The business of shipping wine across one of the largest countries in the world is no easy feat. Besides our huge size, Canada is also home to a climate that is pretty extreme. Both of these factors present challenges to shipping our fragile, temperature sensitive, and age-restricted cargo. All of these reasons are why, for so many years, we have chosen sturdy and reliable styrofoam inserts for shipping wine. Getting your bottles to your home or office in mint condition is always our priority.
Recyclable Shipping Materials
After searching high and low, conducting months of practical tests, and switching couriers, we have finally found a new way to ship wine. We are so excited to say that our new shipping materials are:
- Created from recycled materials
- Contain pieces that are compostable or recyclable
- Protect bottles from temperature changes and breakage
All of these new attributes are very important to us and to you! The pulp tray inserts in our new shipping packages are made of compostable material, however we do acknowledge that not all municipalities support composting them just yet. We encourage all WineCollective members to check with their local compost guidelines. In the event that you cannot compost the trays, they are 100% recyclable.
We’d like to thank all of our WineCollective members, old and new, for their feedback and support during our transition. We are lucky to have such dedicated members and we’re happy to finally offer green shipping solutions that meet everyone’s needs. Enjoy your next shipment or maybe it’s time to finally join us!