Helping You Find Cheap Couriers for Posting Vinyl Records
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Sending out vinyl records to your loved ones anywhere around the world has never been this easy when you book at Dropbox2Go. We have partnered with top couriers that offer discounted rates and lowest parcel delivery prices.
There is actually a way on how to pack 12-inch vinyl records if you can’t imagine how to do so. We’ll let you know the secret and ensure that your vinyl records will arrive safely to its destination.
Vinyl records are an absolutely big and booming business especially nowadays. Based on research, in 2017, over 40,000 copies of The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band has been sold, even if it’s a 50-year-old LP!
Vinyl sales are growing year by year, with numerous vinyl records available to buy on specialist marketplaces like Discogs, even more so on Amazon, Etsy and eBay. Having the values so high and condition imperative, that makes packaging crucial in the LP transaction process.
We provided the tips on posting vinyl records which are worth reading whether you’re just simply selling to a collector or a hands-on seller. Not only reducing the chances of damage during transit is what we bring on these tips but also helps you to cut costs. This is a simple way to build a good impression from your buyer but in a non-costly way on your end. Interested?
Continue on reading our tips below:
1. Sandwich It.
Remove the vinyl out from the inner sleeve and outer sleeve and sandwich it in between the two. It will help the record to not cut through either of them in transit. This is mostly an issue and very heartbreaking to see especially if it’s collectable or it has a very memorable value. If the LP is brand-new, make sure to ask the buyer whether they mind you opening the original packaging. But a reminder, opening a collectable edition can have severe consequences!
2. Cover it.
Adding additional protection for vinyl records is a must! Cut cardboard into two squares. These should be a little bit larger than the cover sleeve and put the vinyl record and sleeves in between the cardboard squares. Doing this will protect the corners of the sleeves.
3. Pack it.
After that, wrap the record sandwich with bubble wrap. Wrapping the vinyl record with bubble wrap will safeguard the record shaking. Hence, do not wrap it so tightly that it bends the edges of the sleeves and add only a minimal amount of bubble wrap, because it will only cost you more in packaging materials.
A good quality LP mailers can be used as well and will surely come with cardboard support and bubble wrap, though this can be a pricey option unless you are buying them in bulk.
On the other hand, if you are posting vinyl records to the same recipient, you can pile them together, using the cardboard support and then put them into a box. Recall to use just enough bubble wrap to ensure the posting vinyl records don’t move about.
4. Mark it.
Marking your parcel with ‘FRAGILE- PLEASE DO NOT BEND’ is really necessary and handy. Do not forget to include a return address label on the outside of the package, just in case, there is an issue with the delivery. Another useful tip is adding both addresses inside of the package in the event the label was lost or detached during transit.
5. Measure it.
As soon as the parcel is all set and properly packed, weigh it and get the measuring tape out to record the dimensions. Make sure your vinyl records are accurate (12 inch or other sizes) because a misdeclared weight can cause problems and the courier might charge you additional fee. Once you have the weight and dimensions you can head over to our quote engine which is very easy and stress free.
6. Insure it.
If you wish to book with DropBox2Go, you can take note as well that some of our services come with protection cover free of charge, up to a certain value. Need additional cover? You can also add this during the booking process. It is very inexpensive for your comfort!
7. Upgrade it.
Sending vinyl has a number of aspects that affect its cost. First is the weight of it once it is packed or if you are sending multiple, next is the destination you want to ship it to and at last is the delivery time frame.
There is no doubt that sending items overseas is very overpriced if you use the Post Office or book directly with a courier. But we have a solution for you! You can avail our discounted rates for international shipping and choose a drop off service or have them collected from your home or work.
Sending a parcel with us is very easy and hassle-free. Just simply indicate the weight of your parcel and where you want to send it to, and we will find you various courier services to select from.
Either you have sold something online or you are sending a gift – no matter the reason you can use our services to find the cheapest way to deliver a parcel. You can absolutely search for the prices, how swiftly it is going to arrive, and book a reliable courier service that suits your needs in just a matter of time.
How do I use your compare courier pricing service?
By simply providing us with the parcel details, you will be able to see the options you can choose from on the quote results page.
There is a tab on top that will allow you to pick the exact type of parcel service you need. It will also let you view all the other courier companies available to you, including all the details from the shipping price and the transit times.
Can I arrange a parcel to be collected today?
Absolutely yes, we provide a couple of courier services for parcels to be collected today as long as you place the order in good time.
Once the booking is confirmed, please make sure that there is no error message on your account towards your order as this may cause the order not to go through. If in any case this scenario happens, you can reach us thru a Live Chat or leave us a support ticket and one of the team will get it fixed for you.
What about vinyl record players and accessories?
Not only vinyl records can be shipped but also its accessories. We help many customers to find a courier who will carry vinyl record players but make sure to package them up correctly because they are very delicate to handle.
Check online to see a whole variety of accessories that are available on the market for the avid music fan. You can store your vinyl records in a unique way including funky boxes, shelving units, display units, frames and more. It can vary as well from different sizes and shapes, maybe heavy or small, but no worry because we have couriers to handle this type of item.
Another is freestanding furniture. This can be sent using the couriers they were partnered with, but only on a non-compensation basis. But if it is just flat packed, you can send it without a problem. Any items with glass wounds are strictly prohibited as the couriers do not handle items containing glass and any type of cleaning fluid is not also restricted.
How do I track my parcel to delivery?
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