- Remove the vinyl from the record over, and place it on top. Keep the vinyl in the inner sleeve. Put both the record and the cover in a plastic, resealable outer sleeve.
- Take a cardboard stiffener that measures 13×13 inches. This ensures that the whole record will be protected. Use masking tape to secure the stiffener to the vinyl on both sides. Having cardboard on both sides of the record will keep it from bending in transit.
- A record mailer box should resemble a small pizza box. Put bubble wrap in the bottom. Place the record inside, and then another round of bubble wrap on top. Close and seal the mailer box with tape.
- Once your vinyl records have been secured in their own packaging, you can put the mailer boxes in a larger box that will be picked up by the carrier. Be careful not to overpack the boxes, you don’t want too much weight on the vinyl. Put additional bubble wrap inside the shipping box to make sure the mailing boxes don’t move too much in transit.
- If possible, package all the boxes together on a standard-sized pallet. This will make it easier to move LTL.
- Before you ship your vinyl, get freight insurance. Make sure you have a valid invoice for everything that you’re shipping. This makes it easier to file a damage claim if necessary.
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