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- About Ship Snow, Yo!
We Guarantee Snow on Arrival - 100% of the time
If you would like a specific delivery date, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Literally -- the coolest -- gift this season!
This box of natural snow measures 16" x 16" x 16" and weighs about 20 lbs! It's huuggee. Bigly snow.
Make a Snowman or host your very own snowball fight... there's enough snow for 20-30 medium sized snowballs.
We collect natural snow in the mountains of Northern Vermont and package it up using an Airtight Styrofoam cooler.
We then ship the box of snow Overnight via FedEx Express Air transport.
All shipments include tracking info and a scheduled date of arrival. Please be patient, your tracking number will be sent immediately once the shipment is ready for pickup.
We ship as close to 6pm to minimize the time in transit.
Shipments actual weight may vary depending on the consistency of the snow +/- 5 lbs.
We ship thousands of pounds of snow every year and have negotiated a Volume discount with FedEx. We pass our 40% savings directly to you!
Get a free shipping estimate by starting the checkout process.
Overnight Priority Estimates
- 10+ lbs of Snow o Los Angeles, CA $85
- 20+ lbs to Los Angeles, CA $105 - Most Efficient
- 50+ lbs to Los Angeles, CA $210
Shipping time estimates
Please contact us if you would like an exact time of arrival.
Overnight priority shipments arrive by 6am, 8am or 10:30am depending on how far from Vermont the destination is.
Overnight standard shipments arrive by 3pm the following day or by 8pm.
We maximize the volume of snow and minimize shipping cost by identifying the perfect shipping sizes based on Dimensional weight.
"Dimensional weight is a pricing technique for commercial freight transport (including courier and postal services), which uses an estimated weight that is calculated from the length, width and height of a package." - Wikipedia
- Savannah Guthrie,
"There's no business like Kyle Waring's snow business"
- Ron Mott, NBC Nightly News
"Brilliant Guy in Massachusetts is selling snow"
- Brad Tuttle, TIME Magazine
All Press Coverage of Ship Snow Yo
How does it work?
We hand pack natural snow into thick Styrofoam coolers. Each box is sealed with heavy duty packing tape and placed into a corrugated outer shell. Once packed, we'll ship directly to you, your family, or friends via FedEx Express.All of our shipments are sent Overnight.Each order receives a tracking number and an estimated time of arrival directly from FedEx!
100% Natural Snow Guaranteed on arrival
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this real?
Yes, of course. Your snow is 100% guaranteed to arrive as snow anywhere in the United States!
If you are shipping internationally, please contact us.
What should I do when I receive the package?
Make a snowman...
or throw an epic Snowball fight!
We've shipped over 5,000 lbs of Snow!
We've learned how to package and perfect the art of shipping snow. We've literally shipped TONS of snow.
Through various experiments, we've figured out the most effective packaging & shipping techniques.
Our Styrofoam coolers are commercial grade packages, trusted by the largest Fish shipping businesses in the world. Thick walls and 1-piece design ensures that your snow is protected in transit.
We make it possible for you to enjoy a snowball fight or build your own snowman in 90 degree weather!
Throughout the winter season we source our snow from Vermont, Colorado and of course... historic Massachusetts.
Have questions? Visit our FAQs page to learn more about our snow products
Ship Snow, Yo! started in February 2015 by Kyle & Jessica Waring.
Built in the depths of the worst blizzard Boston has seen in decades (Juno), Ship Snow, Yo! emerged with 1 goal in mind: to ship historic Boston snow!
Kyle & Jess were shoveling their walkway and thought it would be funny to send friends in California a package of snow. Little did they know, Boston would have a record-breaking snowfall that year, with blizzards unloading 110.6" of snow within 2 months!
The rest of this page is written by Kyle Waring, and depicts the launch of Ship Snow, Yo! from his perspective.
After thinking through the logistics of shipping snow, I had to start small. The general idea at the time was to build an MVP (minimum viable product). To me, the most immediate and viable option was to empty out a water bottle and fill it up with snow.
Jess and I hand packed each order, and even took a "before" picture. We went as far as drawing a special character on the bottle, giving it a unique and handmade look and feel.
They were intended to be joke gifts, something you'd send to your friend in Florida who can't keep from bragging about the sunshine.
Our goal was to see if people would be interested in buying snow online... and as far as our research went, there weren't any companies shipping natural snow. There were some fake snow products, or snow guns for large scale -- mountain sized products. Nothing really fit the consumer who just wanted to have a little snowball fight.
I ended up so excited about the project that I came up with v1 of our website within hours of coming up with the idea.
I listed the snow shipments for sale at $12.99... and after 24hrs we had 100+ orders and knew immediately that we were onto something big.
It snowballed. The press started writing about our business and it went viral... all within 19 days of being open.
We went from a joke gift to a 100% serious guaranteed-snow-on-arrival product in 2 weeks.
By shipping larger quantities of Snow, we figured that with the fastest shipping possible... we could minimize the Snow melting with a Styrofoam container!
Our first successful shipment arrived in Florida on February 17th, 2015.
Since then, we've shipped over 2,500 lbs and are providing Christmas Eve delivery dates this year in 2016!
To date we've shipped Snow to 37 different states and 3 countries.
In 2015 we were also named Boston Globe's "Most Creative Startup of 2015"
As it turns out, people are serious about playing with snow!