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LP Vinyl Comeback Calls for New QIKPAK™ LP Vinyl Mailers

During the worldwide lockdowns, our business experienced an influx of private and professional vinyl traders looking for the best shipping solution for their vinyl records. But, why the sudden rise of interest in LP Vinyl Mailers?

Sure – the most common and convenient way to listen to music in this day and age is via streaming services and download links, but it seems that the revival of LPs didn’t begin this year, last year or even the year before that. LPs (also known as Long Play record) started to make their comeback in the mid-2000s and continued their rise in popularity through to today.

“There is an undeniable increase in the number of artists releasing their music on Vinyl. We expect this new size to not only be more popular than our CD mailer but potentially be one of our best-selling sizes.”
– Scott Kenney, UBEECO’s National Sales Manager

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% increase in LP vinyl sales 2018 (*statistics from the ARIAs)

In Australia, the growth in popularity of LPs was embraced and celebrated by the ARIAs by launching a new, weekly chart category dedicated for Vinyl Albums: The Vinyl Albums Chart. According to the ARIAs, the Australian music industry had seen an increase in vinyl album sales for eight, consecutive years – where, in 2018, the sales were up by 15%.

18.8 Million Vinyls sold in 2019

0.9 million in 2006
18.8 million in 2019

In the US alone, LP Vinyl sales have continued to soar year after year since 2006. According to Nielsen’s 2019 Year-End Music report, the number of units sold went from 900,000 in 2006, to 18.8 million in 2019.

(Source: Statista)

LP Vinyl Cardboard Mailers Now Available

We received tonnes of requests for sturdy LP Mailers with the ability to pack multiple LPs or other flat items in the one shipper. To respond to this demand, we’ve created LP Vinyl Record Mailers available in 33 x 33 (QPLP 33 x 33) which are self-adhesive and 100% recyclable.

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Perhaps, it’s the appeal of the ‘vintage look’ or the nostalgia for a less-digitised, organic sound. One of the standout reasons why there has been a rise in LP Vinyls is their tangibility and the ritual that comes with playing and listening to music on a record player: the physicality of setting up the record player and legibility of information about the artist/s and the album itself. The larger size of an LP vinyl accommodates for detailed information which is readily available for listeners to read – information which would otherwise need researching when listening to music on a smartphone (for example). Album covers in the size of LP Vinyls can double as displays, too – something that a music streaming service cannot match.

That’s why – when we designed all our QIKPAK™ products, especially our LP Record Mailers – we took into account what our customers would be shipping. Many vinyl record aficionados look for collectors’ items and limited-edition pieces which often need extra care and protection. Our new LP Record Mailer features a buffer zone for added shipping protection: avoiding damages caused during the parcel’s transit to your customer. There’s also no need for bubble wrap as the flaps are designed to hold the contents securely.

Whatever the reason for the rising interest in LP Vinyls – the choice of listening to music on Vinyl records rather than on a smartphone, desktop or any other electronic device is entirely subjective. There is a clear-cut difference in sound quality as well as tangibility: some may lean towards one more than the other, depending on personal taste. However, the continuing popularity of LPs surely reflects the triumphant fight for LPs to live on for decades to come.

Our Vinyl Cardboard Mailers are now available. Contact us or visit our online store to place your order.


Check out our Vinyl Nostalgia playlist on Spotify!

Designing our new LP Mailer had us reminiscing over The Classics. So, we’ve curated a compilation of songs on vinyl for you to enjoy!

Follow us on Spotify (scan the Spotify on your app) and listen to our Vinyl Nostalgia playlist.