How do I package a record for shipping?



Anxious about the shipping process for a record? We’ve got you covered! This video and guide will provide you with an overview for shipping standard LPs and 45s.

Here’s what you’ll need:

1) LP or 45 Record Mailer

-LP mailer dimensions : 12.5” x 12.5” x 1”

-45 mailer dimensions : 7.5” x 7.5” x.5”

2) Cardboard Inserts (2-4)

-LP insert dimensions : 12” x 12”

-45 insert dimensions  7” x 7”

3) Clear Packing Tape

4) A Permanent Marker or Label Maker

To get started, lie your record mailer on a flat surface. If you’re shipping a used record, remove the poly sleeve and separate the record and inner sleeve from the LP cover.

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Next, place one to two inserts on top of your mailer, depending on its depth.

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Then, place the record, sleeve, and LP cover onto these inserts. Make sure that the edges are flush, as well.

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Place one to two inserts on top of this (record, sleeve, and LP cover). You then should be all set to close the packaging and place tape at the seams.

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Once this is secure, you can use a marker or label maker to address this package to the buyer.

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