How we pack vinyl LPs
Many vinyl shoppers are concerned about how their records are shipped, and rightly so! Using the wrong type of packaging can result in bends, corner scuffs or similar. Its unfortunately a situation many of us have had to experience at one point in the past - especially where the seller uses poor quality 'envelope style' mailers, which offer little protection. In contrast, our shipping team has carefully considered how we pack LPs and over the last year we have gained an excellent reputation for using professional, strong and safe packing and shipping methods.
We always use 'cruciform' style mailers to ship LPs. In contrast to 'envelope style' mailers, these are thick cardboard mailers with flaps that close around the LP like a box, for a package which is strong and sturdy. These mailers offer excellent protection and ensure that your order arrives in perfect condition. We are so confident in our packing methods that if an LP arrives damaged, we will accept it back for an exchange and credit the return cost.
For your information and reassurance, please see the following photos which show how we pack every LP we ship (from either our website or our eBay store). Multiple LPs in an order are also packed in a similar way, using larger style boxes where necessary. Rest assured that all CDs are also sent using a similar method, ensuring your order arrives in perfect condition.
How we pack LPs
1) We use very strong 'Cruciform' style mailers with flaps that fold over the LP
2) The box is custom made to fit the LP perfectly
3) We then use a cardboard stiffener above the LP
4) We then use bubble wrap to keep the LP secure
5) The whole package is sealed with firm grip parcel tape
6) The package is marked fragile and ready for shipment
Please note that LPs occasionally experience 'seem splits' in transit where the LP goes through the to of the cover slightly or causes an indentation. Due to the packing we use, this is very rarely the case. However, if given the instruction, we can unseal an item prior to shipping and pack the LP next to the sleeve (rather than inside it) which reduces the risk of this happening.