April 20, 2008
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October 13, 2009
Originally posted by stow10
The weather in the U.K is not hot at present but does anyone have any suggestions for the best way to send out samples in the post during the summer time? What temperatures are to be avoided?
There's already been a discussion on this - see the earlier thread "Summer Shipping".
I discussed in it an escalating scale of packing that should work no matter what the heat. It all depends on your budget how far you want to go. If you want to use only a simple box, without any of the insulating techniques you'll see in the other thread, then I think of it like this. 20 is perfectly safe. 25 is usually safe but marginal, and there is a slight risk someone may leave it in a truck parked in the sun. 27 is dangerous, and 30 is probably fatal. However, by using insulation properly even the fatal 30-plus band can be made safe. In the U.K., unless your shipment is urgent, it's usually easier and more economical simply to wait a couple of days for temps to cool, then send your shipment.