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shipping cbd oil

Given the complex nature of shipping in an expanding market, more CBD sellers are outsourcing their fulfillment to 3PLs. Similar to other industries, outsourcing fulfillment to an experienced operator can drastically improve your ability to scale quickly and cost-effectively. What are the benefits of outsourcing fulfillment?

Third-party verification is required.

The seller is responsible for their own compliance and the seller is not required to present the documentation at the time of shipping. However, USPS may request the necessary documentation at any time and the seller needs to have them readily available.

Different carriers have different rules.

Allow you to focus on your core business. Working with an experienced 3PL who understands your business can be critical to your company growth. They can seamlessly manage the bulk of your fulfillment needs with little oversight, freeing you and your team up to focus on your product and the growth of your business.

Even with eCommerce sales at an all-time high, in-store retail sales still outpace eCommerce by a factor of 10 to 1. Major retailers, including CVS, Wholefoods, and Urban Outfitters, are stocking their shelves with CBD products and the list of retailers doing the same continues to grow. Working with a fulfillment partner who understands how to work with retailers, including managing EDI connections and routing guides, is invaluable when entering this space. Retailers have strict processes on how they issue purchase orders and receive the orders so any deviation from their guidelines can put your relationship at risk.

The CBD needs to be hemp-derived and contain less than .03 percent THC.

The seller complies with all state and federal regulations.

If you meet all of these requirements, you should be able to ship CBD to locations where it’s legal (with the approved carriers listed below).

DHL can ship CBD products as long as the shipper meets these requirements:

Top Carriers Who Accept CBD Shipments

— Andrew Hardy, COO of Nature’s Ultra

Selling CBD is a lot more complex than selling apparel or a novelty product, and the industry is moving fast and constantly evolving. There have been governmental and societal changes recently, but don’t expect it to stop there. Be sure to stay up-to-date on CBD regulations across the globe as well as carriers’ CBD shipping policies to keep a close eye on what changes.

Now that you have the basics down for shipping CBD legally, there are some other things to consider to make sure you’re dotting your I’s and crossing your T’s.