Shipping Soy Candles in Summer Months | How to Ship Candles in the Summer?
How to ship candles in the summer ?
Soy wax is a popular wax for candle making and very soft with a low melting point. Soy wax candles will start to melt if exposed to hot temperatures for long periods of time, especially during shipping.
How to keep soy candles from melting during shipping?
Somethings you can incorporate in the summer months are shipping packages early in the week. Typically packages shipped prority Monday - Wednesday arrived the same week. This reduces the risk of a package sitting in a warehouse or hot truck over the weekend.
Ship soy candles with cold gel packs in the package. In addition, make sure customers have tracking information. This will allow customer to pick up packages the same day they arrive & not sit in mailboxes for days.
How do you handle the increase in shipping price & material ?
You can add an additional cost to shipping for the summer months. Research shows consumers are more understanding of a price increase if alerted in advance & it is advised how it will benefit them.
Purchase gel packs in bulk and explain how this additional step will ensure candles will arrive intact.