Whether you’re sending them as a gift or selling them online, it’s important to know how to ship cigars safely.
We’ll cover everything from packing and shipping methods to insurance and tracking.
By following our tips, you can ensure that you know how to ship cigars safely so your cigars arrive at their destination in perfect condition!
How to Ship Cigars Safely
Whether you buy cigars for your boss or a family member who lives far away, you’ll want to know how to ship cigars safely to ensure that they arrive fresh.
Here are a few basic recommendations for knowing how to ship cigars safely so you can ensure they arrive in pristine condition.
Read our related article, Can You Mail Cigars? for more information on shipping your cigars!
Cigars Must Be Humidified
The recommended temperature and humidity for storing cigars are 70 degrees Fahrenheit and 70% humidity.
Cigar storage without humidor can be easy with a ziplock.
If you just bought some cigars and are sending them to a friend or family, they will be fine in a Ziplock bag with the cellophane on for a few days while they travel.
Cigars can also be stored in their original boxes before transportation. The box will keep them safe, but it will not keep them damp for long.
Read our related article on How to Keep Cigars Fresh for more storage tips and tricks!
Cigars Should Never Be Shipped Loose
When mailing single cigars or a variety of cigars, wrap them snugly in a sealed container or Ziplock bag so they don’t bounce around.
In addition, don’t compress or push them into an overly small place because you can crack the wrappers.
You can gently tie your cigars together to protect them from damage if the package shakes.
Packing cigars like glassware is the best method to mail them.
By the way, check out our related article on How to Pack Wine Glasses for Moving!
The short video below illustrates how easy it is to pack your loose cigars in a Ziplock bag and a humidifier pack, if you have one available:
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Keep The Cellophane On
If you’re sending single cigars to send rather than a full box, keep the cellophane on the cigars.
Individual cigars will be protected by cellophane sleeves if the box they’re in is jostled around during the shipping process.
Without the cellophane, the wrapper leaf of a cigar is more prone to breaking.
Rules and Regulations
When you are ready to ship your cigars, you need to be aware of the rules and regulations regarding shipping tobacco products.
Here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Tobacco products can only be shipped via UPS or FedEx.
- The package must be clearly labeled with the words “Tobacco Product.”
- The package must be shipped via ground shipping only. Air shipping is not allowed.
- The shipper must be 21 years of age or older.
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How Long Can Cigars Be Kept in Their Packaging?
Cigars can stay fresh for up to 6 weeks if the box is unopened.
Premium cigars will last virtually indefinitely if stored within the particular temperature and humidity settings, whether sealed or not.
How Long Do Cigars Last Without Being Humidified?
A cigar will only last 2 to 3 days in a Ziplock bag, so you’ll have to smoke your cigar faster if you don’t have a humidor.
If you can’t smoke your cigar right away, place it in a Ziplock bag or another container, such as a Tupperware dish.
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