Need input on shipping hazardous goods (pumpkin spice extract) to FBA


#1

Hi. Does anyone have experience with shipping food extracts that are classified as dangerous goods (apparently because of alcohol level)? I had no idea the item was hazmat until I approved the shipping plan and now I am stuck. I ordered the exact same ASIN to see how it came packaged to me and it was packaged and delivered just like any other item I would have ordered. No absorbent material, no warnings, stickers and not even in a poly bag. Just in an Amazon shipping box with a couple of air pillows inside. Not sure what to do here. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. I am approved to sell hazmat items but try to avoid the items anyway. I would prefer to just not send the item in but since I approved the shipping plan, I don’t think I can do that now.

Also, I asked FedEx agent about it and I was told that the quantity I wanted to ship (a 2 ounce bottle) required nothing from them except packaging properly. No hazmat labels or anything. I don’t know if that is acceptable to Amazon or if there is something I need to do for them that FedEx doesn’t require. The post office and UPS were not helpful whatsoever.

Thank you!! Randy


#2

But are you not going to ship, say a case of 24 two ounce bottles? Many HAZMAT items or fine singly, but in cases or multiple cases shipped together, need declared and labled.


#3

Hi. Thanks for responding to my question!! No, it was just a single bottle but I found someone at the post office to tell me what to do and it worked. The first couple of USPS employees I asked were not helpful at all but finally one of the employees came through.