How to Package a Magazine for Mailing


Ensuring that a magazine arrives at its destination safely is partially the responsibility of the shipper. This entails taking precautions against weather, sliding contents and careless handling. Protecting the magazine against all these factors requires a certain amount of planning and forethought before simply shoving the magazine into an envelope and sticking it in the mail. Certain techniques can be used to protect the magazine right up to the recipients front door.

Things You'll Need

  • Envelope
  • Plastic bag/wrap
  • Cardboard
  • Tape
  • Purchase an envelope large enough for the magazine, but not so large that it will slide around in transit.

  • Place the magazine inside a plastic bag to protect it from the weather. Then place a piece of cardboard on either side of the magazine to keep it from bending. Tape the cardboard pieces to the plastic-wrapped magazine.

  • Write or stamp "Do Not Bend" on the envelope. This alerts the post office to be careful with this item. Address the envelope, seal it, and take it to the post office for mailing.

Tips & Warnings

  • Use the magazine as a pattern for cutting your cardboard, but be careful not to accidentally cut the magazine or mark on it. It is a good idea to wrap it in plastic before using it as a guide to cut your cardboard.


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