PackingPacking your records securely so that they aren't damaged in transit is probably your most significant contribution to a project.
Firstly, we ask you to post a record in its inner sleeve only, and not to post the cover. We don't need the cover and it bulks up the packaging for both of us.
For a few records the simplest and most cost effective method is to cut two squares of cardboard slightly larger than the record(s) and sandwich the record(s) between them. Bind this securely and tightly with parcel tape and make a package with brown parcel paper.
If you would prefer to use a commercial product, Sounds Wholesale Ltd sell dedicated record mailers. Their 12" record mailer will hold 1-5 LPs without their covers and their Cruciform Record Mailer will hold up to 19. For 20+ LPs you will need to use a cardboard box, insulated with crumpled paper or bubble wrap and made secure with parcel tape. Please ensure that the contents don't move in the box.
Finally, please include a note of your name, address and 'phone number in your package and write your surname, address and postcode on the reverse of the package.
PostingWe recommend that you use the Royal Mail Special Delivery service.
A leaflet detailing all postal charges is available at Post Office branches.