HOW I PERSONALLY SHIP EGGS AND THE REASONS BEHIND IT ALL
ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU ARE THE CUSTOMER REQUEST HOW YOU WANT YOUR EGGS!!!
This will become an article at some point, I didnt get images yet, but I will and add it.... I have been asked three times today for the same info so here it is unfinished but the words are there to explain the missing images....
The most important thing is no older than 2 days hatching eggs. When you get older than that the air cells and PH are different as is sizes/grades of air cells.
grade AA is a fresh to two day air cell. The bigger the air cell the more it can wiggle and jiggle loose, air cells upright because of course gravity will want that air cell to head the opposite direction.
Packing air cell up in a priority mail box so that the eggs remain upright! NEVER in a rectangle/long box like a shoe box that will be stacked all different ways.
I get these free usps the small one is the inner box and the bigger is the outer which still falls under the 12x12 box size for lower shipping rates.
If at all possible never ship more than 16 eggs in a box, the weight itself will damage the eggs. If someone orders 2 dozen its always best to ship separate despite extra costs. I always suggest this and so far everyone chooses to separate because of the expensive breeds they order. the stickers are to close the eggs up in the bubble wrap
Here is where I am gonna throw in some of my Sally Sunshine
Most people will say leave the ends open on the bubble wrap the egg needs to breathe!!!
NOTTTTTT roll that sucker up in there and use those stickers to keep it all in that plastic!
SOOOOO in the smaller box, scrunch up a bit of bubble wrap to support the bottom of the eggs. place a plastic bag from the groc store open in the box over the bottom bubble wrap... place eggs bubble wrapped AIR CELL UP next to each other in the box, and shove more bubble wrap around to keep them tight from movement, you dont want any air space that the eggs can move, add more bubble wrap on top of the eggs and knot the plastic bag shut. add more bubble wrap or now you can use newspaper to be sure that inner box is solid and full with no room for movement, tape lid shut.
in the bottom of the large box, open up a lightweight styro egg carton and lay it in the bottom, set your egg box on this egg carton cattycorner as seen above in the image.
then tape lightweight egg cartons closed and cut in half and shove in each side to prevent movement, if you must you can add newspaper also. I find the inner box doesnt move much if at all in this position. as you can see, its protecting the inner eggs and its not letting those hits to the outer corners of the big box to damage the inside box.
then open another styro egg carton and lay on top of the box and it should fit tightly and perfectly closed, tape the box well
then on all four sides of the box in BLACK I put thick arrows pointing up......
marking the sides
SYRUP IN GLASS
(because what mail person wants to clean up that mess on a machine or in their truck?)
The same goes on the top as well as DO NOT XRAY and then the shipping label and if they want held
"PLEASE HOLD FOR PICK UP AND CALL 210-222-5565" the customers number they gave you if they want held.
if you use ice or heat packs, see what I was saying about the air flow in the outer box? adding heat packs or ice packs this way doesnt harm the inner eggs but has a good space to keep them as you want them.
Thank you Sally!!!!