Vinyl Record Packaging; how its changes Ecommerce
With vinyl making a comeback in recent years, it's no surprise that businesses are looking for a simple and secure way to mail Vinyl. Customers are pressuring most ecommerce businesses to discover plastic alternatives and reduce the quantity of plastic used in their packaging, and most are responding by reducing the amount of plastic used within their packaging. This commonly includes bubble wrap, plastic liners and sellotape when mailing vinyl recordings.
According to Less Plastic, more businesses are stepping forward to making a change by offering a number of workshops for employees and by undergoing the Plastic Game Changer Pledge, which is to help create a company policy of reducing and removing single-use plastics. By companies standing up and pledging to make the change, the amount of single-use plastic can be reduced, helping to reduce the impact plastic waste is has on our environment.
When it comes to alternatives to plastic, our packaging has you covered. Our CLP is purpose built to protect vinyl without using any environmentally damaging materials. What is more, having recently been granted plastic free accreditation by A Plastic Planet, we have removed our red tear strips in favour of our own frustration free, paper based eco friendly opening system. PLUS the cardboard is certified by the FSC® as sustainable, our inks are upcycled and planet based and we've reformulated our glues with bio based materials that more readily decompose, without impacting on sealing performance.
Super tough Vinyl Record Mailers are great for shipping multi-vinyl orders
Instead of using a large box filled with bubble wrap, using a our CLP vinyl record mailers, they allows six separate 12” vinyl LPs to fit into one package. By sending them in this way, it allows you as a business to cut down on the number of packages you send, reduces your packaging storage requirements, and also provides the option for your customers to save on packaging waste, too. Works perfect with just one vinyl record, too - thanks to it's variable height.
Fewer breakages = less complaints
With higher quality packaging, you’re less likely to have to deal with breakages as these record mailers are made out of tough, high-grade corrugated kraft material and are superior in strength to alternatives on the market.
Vinyl Record Packaging that's fast to pack
Our CLP vinyl mailers have crumple zones to protect the precious vinyl record sleeves from being dented, a protective packaging design that has been trialed and tested by the book industry. The wrap around design combined with crumple zones and multi-layers of cardboard results in a vinyl mailer that provides unparalleled corner, edge and face protection for your vinyl records.
As manufacturers of eCommerce packaging, we understand just how much of an impact fast packaging can have on the bottom line. Fast and efficient packaging can negate the need to hire temporary staff during peak season to keep up with demand, or for smaller businesses, efficient packaging could allow you to dispatch your orders during lunchtime or between school runs and require considerable less storage space.
Thanks to our tried and tested high-tac adhesive strip, combined with quick to peel overhanging realease paper, our mailers are on average over 25% faster to pack (we've seen CLPs packed in under 6 seconds!!)
Easy to open, so less chances of damage
Thanks to our new plastic-free tear strip, opening the vinyl packaging doesn't have to be an exercise in sliced thumbs. Simply pull the open tab and hey presto, no stabbing implements needed, no paper cuts or dinged corners.
The FLP & FEP
For 12-Inch Vinyl LP's: reinforced kraft corrugated wallets, no need for stiffeners like those cheap options found on eBay - FLP.
For 7-Inch Vinyl EP's: The sturdy F-EP.
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding delivering vinyl records by mail or any other packaging-related issues you may have.
Are you interested in custom printing your vinyl record mailers?
If you'd like to talk to us about custom printing one of our stock items or producing something bespoke, feel free to get in touch.
Simply expressed, don't make any mistakes while mailing vinyl! You can see our CLP, as well as the rest of our vinyl record packaging, here.