Sending Your Tapes: Packaging Guidelines2022-11-23T16:03:21+10:00

Sending Your Tapes: Packaging Guidelines

When You Send Us Your Tapes Remember

Please Ensure your parcel is packed in a durable box or satchel, clearly labelled & cushioned and snug with no rattling!

Getting Your Parcel to Us

Moving Memories Australia
1 William St Earlwood NSW 2206

You can drop into our office (by appointment) at 1 William St Earlwood NSW 2206 full details and a map is available on our page here 

Guidelines to Send Your Package

If you can’t make it in to our office to drop your tapes and media in by hand, follow our guidelines. Perfect packaging means make sure it’s well packed to arrive intact!

Knocks and bumps happen along the way. Even though couriers take care of your package, it’s best to ensure your items are packed well to ensure your tapes and other media arrives in our studio just as it was when it left your home.


Using AusPost

If you choose to send your package to us via AusPost, we find it’s best to use express post or a similar service that provides tracking of your parcel.

And if AusPost is your prefered method we suggest you clearly label your parcel with our name, address AND mobile phone number on the front as follows:

Moving Memories
1 William St

phone 0411 322 995

We also strongly recommend the following points:

  1. include your address and mobile number in the senders details on the back or your parcel
  2. Send via Express Post
  3. Make sure you get a tracking number and send that number to us so we can keep an eye out for your parcel.

If you’re using a Satchel

Be sure not to overstuff your satchels – they are built to be durable (but not invincible), which means overstuffing may cause breakage.

If your parcel is particularly fragile, please do this in addition to the above:

  1. Definitely double-box your parcel (placing one container inside another with a cushioning material such as scrunched up newspaper, foam or similar).
  2. Pad each item separately with bubble/foam wrap, tissue paper or newspaper (this is especially important for items with sharp edges, for obvious safety reasons).
  3. Pay special attention to the corners, edges and bits that stick out (we recommend sealing all exposed edges of your parcel with tape).
  4. Use strong rigid material larger than the object to minimise chances of crushing if it is a photo or drawing etc.
  5. Mark with appropriate labels (for example: write ‘fragile’, ‘this way up’).

Treat Your Memories with Love and follow our 5 Simple Steps for Packaging Perfection

If you decide to send us your items to us, please remember to follow these steps:

  1. Make sure your label is clearly displayed, unobstructed and stuck on firmly to the outside of your package.
  2. Ensure your box, parcel and packaging materials are strong and durable. A hard container to pack your items in will protect them from damage.
  3. Cushions items inside your parcel with bubble wrap or packing medium to prevent excessive movement and rattling.
  4. Use strong packing tape to seal your parcel tightly.
  5. Don’t just rely on stickers marked “Fragile” or Handle with Care”. Always secure your items with the best materials you have on hand.

Using Our Carrier

We can send our carrier to pick up your parcel and deliver it to us for a flat rate of $15 Australia wide. If you would like to do this, simply fill in your request via our online contact form here. And include your name, street address, email address AND your mobile phone number. We will then email you a consignment note and address label that you need to print out with your printer to firmly attach to the parcel.

Please Don’t Use These!

Always ensure your parcel is in a strong cardboard box, or similar & clearly labelled. We don’t recommend sending parcels packaged only in:

  • Plastic bags
  • Bubble wrap
  • Anything else transparent
  • Fragile stickers instead of proper packaging

Contact Us To Get Your VHS Tapes Transferred to DVD & Digital USB Now!

If you have VHS tapes or any other tapes or films that you need transferred, why not contact or call us today to get a quote? All we need to know is how many tapes you have and their approximate length. We can then give you an estimate for your job. You can drop into our studio or we can arrange our courier to pick up your tapes. Delivery is a flat $15 Australia wide. Plus, we will guarantee results.