If you’ve ever tried buying records online from overseas, you may notice that shipping is often prohibitively expensive. I’ve compiled a list of record stores with cheap international shipping on vinyl records. Allowing you to buy vinyl from the UK or the USA without it costing you an arm and a leg.
Grooves.land offers free international shipping on orders over $22.40
Visit them: http://www.grooves-inc.com
ImportCDs offers international shipping to most countries for $5 per record. It’s a good deal if you’re buying one specific deal from them but it can quickly add up if you buy multiple records. They have a huge range of vinyl records and CDs and often have 10% – 20% off sales.
Click here to visit them
Warner Music Store
Warner Music Store has a fixed shipping cost for all international orders and charges $9.99 to ship as many records as you want, as far away as you live.
Visit them: https://store.warnermusic.com
Insound is Warner Music Store’s outlet store. You’ll find all those super limited edition colored records that totally sold out on this site for half the price. They too have a flat shipping rate of $9.99 for as many records as you’d like to any country in the world.
Visit them: https://insound.com
Amazon UK has very reasonable prices for vinyl shipping. Most countries are charged £1.49 per item + £2.09 per delivery, some are charged £1.79 per item + £2.49 per delivery, depending on where you are in the world. The Americans are lucky, Amazon UK charges £0.99 per item + £2.09 per delivery to ship vinyl from the UK to the US. Cheaper than most American stores. And if you live in a country that doesn’t pay VAT, vinyl costs 20% less from Amazon UK.
Amazon UK has the cheapest international vinyl record shipping of the Amazons by far.
Visit them: Amazon UK
Juno Records is another UK based store. They charge just £3.60 per record sent via the Royal Mail’s First-Class Airmail. Not bad.
LPs cost a very low £3.60 to ship internationally.
Visit them: https://www.juno.co.uk
Dusty Groove is a Chicago based record store that sells both used a new records. Records ship to most countries for about $9.00 + $4.00 per additional record.
If your country isn’t covered by International Economy Plus, you’ll have to pay $50 to ship one record.
Visit them: https://www.dustygroove.com
MaxVinyl is a UK based store specializing in used records. They ship vinyl internationally for a very reasonable £12.00 per delivery + £3.00 per additional record.
Visit them: https://www.maxvinylrecords.co.uk
VinylDigital is a record store based in Germany. They have very cheap international vinyl shipping and even cheaper shipping to other European countries. For non-European countries, the shipping costs are: €4.90 for 1 LP, €7.90 for 2-3, €16.90 for 4-8 and €31.90 for 9-20.
Visit them: https://www.vinyl-digital.com
Napalm Records is a European record store specializing in rock and metal music. It has decent international shipping costs if you’re buying lots of records.
Visit them: https://shop.napalmrecords.com
Bananas Music is a US based online record store that airmails up to 4 LPs to most countries for $18.00.
Visit them: http://www.musicfinder.com
I haven’t tried any of the above record stores (except Amazon UK, which was very good) but after testing their checkout systems with a bunch of exotic countries it seems that these are the best places to buy vinyl with the lowest international shipping prices for vinyl records.
I’ll keep updating this post to add stores with cheap vinyl record shipping as I find them.
Do you know any record stores with competitive international shipping rates? Link to them in the comments below.