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A Mini Guide to Cold Shipping of Perishable Food for Small Businesses
Food by far is the most vulnerable product processed and the vulnerabilities is attributed to the perishable nature of it. Big companies can incur huge costs to ship food items which must stay cold, however small food businesses may burn a hole in the pocket that could squeeze their profits.
Here is a mini guide on how as a small food business you can economically ship your product that not only burdens you with extra cost and keeps your product intact. There are various conditions that affect the packaging of the product.
Keep the heat out
The first thing to do before you ship products that must stay cold is to keep out the heat. In order to do that, you must choose the right insulation. There are several options from which you can pick the best insulation for your product.
Styrofoam cut sheets-
Air-filled insulation liners-
What ice to use?
After keeping the heat out, the next important thing of cold shipping is keeping your product in a conducive environment and by that we mean cold. For that, you either need ice packs or dry ice.
There are 2 important principles of cold shipping—keep out the heat and keep it cool inside. Choose the best insulators and cooling agents before you proceed.