How to Mail a DVD

By Russell Wood

With the popularity of online auctions and classified ads, there are many people who want to ship DVDs and CDs to customers across the world and make sure that they get there safely. Although at first this task seems simple, but it's not as easy as throwing a DVD in its case and pasting a mailing label on it. There is a better way. Although it seems like overkill, it's better to be safe when transporting goods than sorry.

Things You'll Need

  • Plastic CD clamshells
  • Small bubble wrap
  • Scissors
  • Large bubble wrap
  • Packing tape
  • 10-by-9-by-2-inch cardboard box

Step 1

Place the DVD in its original case. If you don't have a case you can use a plastic CD clamshell instead and skip ahead to Step 3.

Step 2

Cut two pieces of small bubble wrap with the scissors to fit inside the CD case. Open the case and place the two pieces inside the case on top of the DVD and shut the case. Be sure that the DVD has been pushed onto the plastic clips which hold it in place inside the case. This will prevent the disc from accidentally falling out of the case in transport and getting scratched.

Step 3

Assemble the cardboard box using the packing tape and scissors, making sure to tape all seams with at least one layer of tape. Wrap the DVD case or the CD clamshell case in the large bubble wrap and place it inside the box. The packing material should center the DVD in the middle of the box with equal amounts of bubble wrap on all sides. The contents of the box should be tight. If necessary, add extra bubble wrap so that it slightly overflows the box. When you shut the box, the contents will be held extremely tight.

Step 4

Cut a section of packing tape to the needed length, close the box tightly and seal it shut with the tape. Continue taping the box until all edges are sealed. Shake the box to make sure you can't hear anything rattling. If you can, open it and add more bubble wrap until the contents are secure. The box is now ready to be shipped either via the US Postal Service or a private carrier.