Vinyl Stories Pt. 4: How to Ship Your Vinyl Records
Now that we know how to properly grade records and know what to look for when buying used vinyl- let's go over the best practices for storing and shipping your records.
Vinyl records are delicate and valuable items that require proper handling and storage to ensure their longevity and quality. Shipping and storing vinyl records may seem like a simple task, but it involves some key steps to protect them from damage or deterioration. In this article, we will discuss some tips on how to properly ship and store vinyl records.
Shipping Vinyl Records:
When shipping vinyl records, it is essential to use sturdy packaging materials that can withstand the rigors of transportation. Here are some steps to follow:
- if you think you're going to be doing a good amount of shipping in your collecting career, buy proper record mailers. They'll run you about .75 - $1.00 for smaller batches but they are so worth it.
- I would invest in a pack of soft flat packing cushion or 12 x 12 pieces of shipping cardboard.
- Sandwich the record between each of your cushions, fold up your mailer, tape it up with quality packing tape, and you're golden!
- Some sellers will request the record and inner sleeve are removed from the outer sleeve and stored next to the outer sleeve in plastic. This is to avoid the ring that can form when shipping and handling.
If you ever have any questions about any record or shipping questions- please message us and we'll be happy to help.