Hot Weather Shipping Precautions
Summer is in full swing and lets face it, it's HOT out there! Nothing is worse for candy, especially chocolate, wax and sugar free products, than warm weather. Summer weather can make shipping these temperature sensitive products a real challenge, but at Royal Wholesale, we go above and beyond during the summer months to ensure that your shipments arrive to you in excellent condition.
One of the first hot weather shipping precautions we take is with our packaging. All orders containing temperature-sensitive items are packed in boxes with insulated liners and cold packs to help keep the product cool for up to 48 hours.
In addition to altering our packaging for summer weather, we also alter our shipping methods. All shipping times are reduced to two days or less and we only ship out temperature sensitive orders Monday through Wednesday. This ensures that your shipment is not left to sit in a shipping facility over a weekend where it could be exposed to high temperatures for a long period of time.
In addition to the precautions we take with shipping your order, there are also some things you can do to aid the shipping process as well. Firstly, make sure your order is being shipped to a business address. Businesses generally (but not always) receive shipments earlier in the day when temperatures are lower. Businesses are also more likely to have someone available to receive the shipment and bring it in out of the heat right away. You can also view our Fed Ex shipping map to see how long it will take for you to receive your order from us once it has been processed. Depending on the shipping time, you may want to consider ordering items that aren't as susceptible to warm weather to avoid potentially receiving a damaged product.
Hopefully we've been able to clear up any questions or concerns you may have had regarding shipping during hot summer months. Even though the weather might have you sweating bullets, there's no need to sweat your candy orders from Royal Wholesale!