Our Journey

In 2016 the craft beer industry in the United States was booming. With just over 5,000 breweries across the country, the need to ship beer was higher than ever, yet no reliable product existed to ship canned beverages. With damaged product and unhappy customers, breweries were searching for a trustworthy solution to their growing problem. Enter Whale Pod Shipper, the world's original craft can shipping solution.

Designed for Sustainability

At Whale Pod, sustainability is the way we manage and operate our business to best serve our customers, care for the environment, and provide eco-friendly products in a way that minimizes our carbon footprint.

We provide beverage packaging solutions that are fully recyclable, reusable, and eco-friendly. Our Pods are made to protect beverages, but also made to protect the environment.

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No beers were harmed in the making of this video.

Tested for quality

We knew the industry was relying on us to create a product that could withstand rigorous shipping conditions, and be easy enough for anyone to assemble. We developed our first shipper with quality components and went through multiple rounds of testing to verify they could protect the beers inside. The first product we introduced to the market was the 12 Pack Premium Whale Pod, designed to be durable, impact resistant, and environmentally friendly.

Always improving

The beverage industry has grown since 2016, and luckily, we have too. We now offer a whole line of products to fit the needs of the entire beverage industry, from Sleek Can Pods to 16oz Can Pods, 12oz to 500ml Bottle Pods, Unboxing Pods, as well as fully customizable beverage shipping solutions. We now offer direct to consumer beverage packaging to segments such as hard cider, RTD cocktails, canned wine, CBD infused seltzer, non alcoholic, cold brew coffee, sparkling soda, sparkling water, energy drinks, and much more!

custom shipping boxes for beverages

Who are we?

Whale Pod is a small beverage packaging company headquartered in Michigan. We work with beverage brands throughout the US, as well as internationally. Our team is led by Jim MacGregor, who is the owner / operator. His passion for packaging started years ago, and has been devoted to growing the company since day one. Our growth has allowed us to meet the needs of the entire beverage shipping industry, and we are constantly evolving to better serve our current and potential customers.


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