How To Ship Vinyl Records

Category: Audiophiles 1

As an audiophile, you know that there’s nothing quite like the experience of listening to vinyl records. But if you’re like most people, you probably don’t have the time or space to keep your entire vinyl collection on hand at all times. That’s where shipping vinyl records come in. In this post, we’ll teach you how to pack and ship your vinyl records so they arrive safely at their destination.

Gather Your Supplies

Before you begin, you’ll need to gather the following supplies:

  • Cardboard boxes (one for each record)
  • Bubble wrap or packing peanuts
  • Packing tape
  • A sharpie or other permanent marker
  • Optional: a record mailer (available at most shipping stores)

Pack Your Records

Now it’s time to start packing your records. Begin by placing each record in its own cardboard box. If you’re using bubble wrap, place the vinyl record in the center of a piece of bubble wrap and then fold the edges over so the record is completely wrapped. If you’re using packing peanuts, fill the bottom of the box with peanuts and then place the record on top.

Once all of your records are packed, seal each box with packing tape and label it with the destination address and your name. If you’re using a record mailer, simply insert the vinyl record into the mailer and seal it shut.

Ship Records

Ship Your Records

Now that your records are packed and ready to go, it’s time to ship them off. If you’re shipping within the United States, the USPS offers a special service called Media Mail that’s designed for shipping vinyl records and other media. Media Mail is one of the most affordable ways to ship vinyl records, but it can take up to two weeks for your shipment to arrive.

If you need your shipment to arrive more quickly, you can choose from a variety of other shipping options, including UPS and FedEx. Just be sure to factor in the cost of shipping when you’re deciding which option is best for you.

Is it safe to ship Vinyl Records?

There is no definitive answer, as vinyl records can be damaged more easily than some other items. There are a few tips to consider if you want to try shipping vinyl records:

  • Use a sturdy box that is larger than the album itself.
  • Pad the bottom of the box with packing peanuts or bubble wrap.
  • Wrap each album in plastic before placing it in the box.
  • Fill any empty space in the box with packing peanuts or bubble wrap to prevent the albums from moving around.
  • Seal the box tightly and label it “Fragile.”

With proper care, shipping vinyl records can be safe. However, it is always a good idea to insure your package in case of damage during transit.

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