Last update: 5/15/2017


Protect Your Wine During Shipping

The challenge during hot summer months is to provide a reliable temperature-controlled solution for shipping your wine. WineDirect offers three options to ensure the integrity of your product.

Good: CoolPacks

  • Time in transit: 1 to 8 days
  • Cost: adds from $7 to $12 to the cost of shipping
  • Not compatible with large format bottles or GSET’s.

Better: Temp-Controlled Trucks

  • Time in transit: 5 to 8 days
  • Cost: same as ground

Best: Bi-Coastal Fulfillment

  • Time in transit: 2 to 3 days
  • Cost: reduced zone

Summer: Summer Shipping 2017

  • Effective: May 15th through Sept 15, 2017


The WineDirect CoolPack provides excellent insulation with minimal additional weight to the overall package, meaning that the associated costs are still below that of shipping air. As a result, you can confidently encourage customers to order and receive wine year round.

Superior Packaging

  • We start with expanded polystyrene (EPS) which has superior insulation properties, weighs half as much as comparable coated paperboard products and contains 60% recycled content.
  • To this, we add a high density foam refrigerant brick which provides temperature
    control for up to 72 hours.

  • Our packaging includes a special “slot” for the refrigerant brick. This ensures that it never comes in contact with your wine.

What it Costs

Your standard shipping rates plus:

Shipper Size (750ml) Added Weight Added Bricks CoolPack Charge
2 BTLS 3LBS 1 $12
4 BTLS 6LBS 2 $12
6 BTLS 3LBS 1 $7
12 BTLS 7LBS 2 $7
New for 2017: 1 1.5L BTL 4 LBS 1 $12



  • Rates are effective 5/15/17 and include adjustments for carrier additional dimensional charges.  2 and 4 bottle boxes have higher dimensional charges due to the boxes available. 1.5L boxes will be available 5/26/17.
  • CoolPacks are not compatible with more than one 1.5L large format bottle per box or gift sets (GSETs).
  • Please provide advance notice when submitting more than 50 CoolPack orders..
  • We recommend using 2-Day Service when the customer cannot be reached in 72 hours via Ground Service.

To Order, please contact your Account Manager to learn more about our Temperature Control options or to enable the CoolPack SKU’s for your account.

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