Easier, Cheaper Record Shipping: Buy Shipping Labels On Discogs!

Selling and shipping records on Discogs is about to get a whole lot more convenient. Starting today, US sellers can purchase and print shipping labels directly from Discogs for both domestic and international shipping. Check out our new suite of vinyl record shipping tools.

Discogs is partnering with USPS to bring you a cheaper, faster and more convenient solution to shipping records within the US and further afield. All you need to take advantage of this feature is to have an order to fulfill. When you sell a record through Discogs, sorting out postage is as easy as entering the shipping details, printing off a label and sticking it on the package.

  • Save money. Shipping labels through Discogs are offered at a discounted price. Pass the savings on to buyers and watch your sales rise!
  • Save time. Hate standing in line at the post office? Of course you do! Print off labels from the comfort and convenience of your home or store. You don’t even need to leave the house anymore.

To purchase a shipping label for domestic or international postage on an order you’ve received:

  1. Go to the order page for the item you’d like to ship and click the blue ‘Buy Shipping Label’ button
  2. Enter all information on the Purchase a Shipping Label page, then click the green ‘Confirm Details & Select Shipping’ button
  3. Print off your label
  4. Attach your label to the order package, then schedule a postal pickup or drop it off in a USPS dropbox

Get more information on purchasing shipping labels through Discogs in our help documents. It’s also possible to cancel unused shipping labels if necessary.

Please note, this new shipping labels feature is currently only available to Discogs sellers in the US. Please contact our support team if you have any issues using Discogs shipping labels.

Looking for more ways to streamline your shipping on Discogs? We recommend making sure your Shipping Policies are set up for the smoothest possible order process for you and your buyers.

Don’t waste any more time at the post office. Save time and money by buying shipping labels directly from Discogs!

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  • May 18,2020 at 19:01

    Well so it turns out that Discogs shipping software does NOT accept zip+4 codes. That’s why I was getting the Missing or invalid element: FromPostalCode” error so you can ONLY enter the first five digits for a zip code, NOT the COMPLETE Zip code.

    For international shipping however, you are ONLY able to LIST ONE TYPE OF ITEM for the customs form. So for instance I am not able to properly document an order for 5 cd’s, 2 cassettes and 1 7″. AWESOME. MOST of the time if the customs form is NOT complete the parcel will NOT be accepted and shipped BACK to the shipper.

    Discogs has a bunch to fix here.

  • May 14,2020 at 00:16

    Hey Discogs,

    This is a DISASTER.

    First, I have to manually transfer the buyers phone number AND I have to manually enter my phone number.

    Second, It does NOT work. I keep getting a “Missing or invalid element: FromPostalCode” error when I try to click “Confirm Details And Purchase Shipping” after I have entered all the information . I contacted Tech support and did what they told me and it still does NOT work.

    It would be great to use this shipping service because it’s cheaper than the USPS AND Stamps.com for International mail but unfortunately IT DOES NOT WORK.

    take care,


    ps: It’s WAY more expensive for Media mail!

  • Feb 7,2019 at 19:37

    Seems to me that there are a few common issues that sellers have with this feature (insurance, higher cost, phone numbers on labels), and a couple of people mentioned what I would be concerned with (tracking nos. and label format), but there’s no response from Discogs to any of the comments or issues. It’s a great concept, but as much as I dislike driving to the post office, I think I’ll keep doing that and not use a feature that Discogs is not interested in improving or even addressing. :-(

  • Jul 20,2018 at 05:20

    Love this, but it’s kind of counterintuitive to not offer the option for insurance. I’m sure other sellers of rare records would find this beneficial as well.

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  • Dec 3,2017 at 20:14

    Would need 2 things before I’d consider using this service.
    1. No required phone number – maybe Paypal automagically adds this, but it’s nice to not have to figure this out from the buyer
    2. Insurance


  • Nov 28,2017 at 01:38

    I may have missed it, but I didn’t see a way to purchase insurance when purchasing a shipping label – at least not using the Media Mail option. I never ship an LP uninsured so without that option I can’t use the service at Discogs. And I agree with several others that the phone number requirement needs to be eliminated.

  • Nov 26,2017 at 19:18

    Having no other online shipping options, This does pretty good. I do like that eBay’s internal shipping option pulls over the weight of the package – but that is usually not quite accurate. Discogs shipping DOES pull over the shippers address info, but a telephone number should not be required – but if it is….why not have it pull from the user’s account along with the shipping address?? Easy enough fix I would guess.

  • Nov 19,2017 at 15:08


  • Nov 19,2017 at 03:50

    I have the same concern as piemma above. According to my post office they will not and the package ends up rejected or sent out with “postage due” notice

  • Nov 18,2017 at 23:45

    Needs improvement before it will work for me:
    1) no option to print label today with postmark for tomorrow (when I’ll mail it). Technically a post office requirement to be postmarked the day actually mailed
    2) no option to enter the zip code of the post office I’m going to drop it off at (if different than my return address zip code). Technically a post office requirement to bear the correct “mailed at” zip code.
    3) I’m not going to enter every customer’s phone number.
    Paypal works right on all three counts. I’m staying there until these are fixed.

  • Nov 17,2017 at 07:13

    For domestic shipping the price is the same as Paypal, but for international shipping the weight requirements are slightly more agreeable. Paypal shipping is either below 8 oz for the cheapest price and the next tier is below 2 lbs at double the price. At Discogs, if I have a package that is 1 lb the price is 20% cheaper than Paypal.

  • Nov 16,2017 at 17:36

    Yep, tried this and it was a bit more expensive than PayPal, had to enter the customer’s phone number to get it to work (I entered mine) and then the print format did not work with the labels I use.

    So, more expensive, clunky and not customizable.

    Thanks for trying, but I’ll pass for now!

  • Nov 15,2017 at 22:49

    Cheaper using who?
    Who was the person who didn’t think this through? Or am I jumping the gun with that question?

    Paypal USPS medial mail charge is $2.63. Plus Paypal transaction fees total .83¢ (based on an $18.00 sale) = $3.46

    Seem to me going through Discogs ($3.46 usps media mail) there still is a paypal fee of .83¢. Which now would cost $4.29 going through Discogs versus $3.46 using paypal. (2.63+.83=3.46).

    Am I missing something here too?

  • Nov 15,2017 at 20:36

    We value the feedback from the Discogs community regarding improvements to the experience and benefits of our new shipping initiative. The communities feedback will lead us in the direction that will be most beneficial for everyone.

  • Nov 15,2017 at 19:37

    This is great, but you need to take the phone number requirement off or have it not show up on the shipping label. A lot of fraud can be committed by people that have your name, address and phone number….that’ll be easy to gain off unattended delivered packages.

  • Nov 15,2017 at 17:30

    Just tried it with an international label. You make it sound as simple as “Print Your Label”..But, after payment was authorized, there is no label to print…?

  • Nov 15,2017 at 15:05

    Tried to use this new system but it is requiring the customer’s phone number which I do not have. Also have to enter your own (seller) phone number before you can get to the next screen for the cost of postage. I can’t speak to the price comparison with other services because I can’t get to the screen that gives me the Discogs price for the shipping label.

    Hope these issues can be worked out. Would be great to print postage while staying within the Discogs system.

  • Nov 15,2017 at 12:59

    Arabburnvictim the prices on Stamps.com for domestic mail are the same but for International mail they can be up to roughly 25% cheaper.

  • Nov 15,2017 at 12:58

    I don’t see where this promise is being fulfilled. The rates are not cheaper they are higher. Also they want you to waste your time filling in the size for a common small package, which other sites do not require. I am sorry but this does not save you time and money, it would cost you time and money.

  • Nov 15,2017 at 09:03

    Is Media Mail going to be an option? in the past “subject to inspection” was a problem. thanks! sorry if already discussed.

  • Nov 15,2017 at 07:36

    IF a buyer uses Paypal I must use the ship-to address in Paypal and that is not verified through Discogs as far as I know. Please someone advise me if I am wrong.

  • Nov 15,2017 at 05:07

    PayPal and stamps.com seem to be the exact same price for me. How are people getting cheaper prices on stamps.com?

  • Nov 15,2017 at 03:49

    I just tried this service. The label _seems_ to default to a send date of the printing date. I did not see an option to print for a future send date. I believe that technically Metered mail is supposed to be dated for the date it is tendered to the USPS.

    I can void/cancel the existing PDF label, but i don’t see the option to specify a date. Am I missing something here? Or is my understanding of USPS regs regarding metered date vs. shipping date not accurate?

    To echo a few peoples comments re: phone numbers: I cannot see the rational for requiring both the sender and recipient phone numbers in order to print a label. With some carriers this is required, but not with the USPS. perhaps the page could be coded to gray-out/add unessential/required information on a per carrier/service basis. I know this service is brand new, and I appreciate that Discogs created this tool. It may just need tweaking.

  • Nov 15,2017 at 03:34

    Is there a way to adjust the size of the label? The first one I tried is for a 7″ box mailer and the customs form printed an entire 8/2×11 sheet!! I’m afraid to try using this with a CD sized package unless I know the label can or will be printed smaller.

  • Nov 15,2017 at 01:42

    There seems to be a discrepancy in how various contributors to this conversation are perceiving the post office cost, the Discogs cost, and the PayPal cost. This must be because of differences in weight due to different packing methods. The PO charges me $3.12 for media mail to a domestic location for one LP in a light weight mailer, secured with 2 cardboard inserts. To get the $2.63 rate the parcel has to not exceed one pound in weight. This is achievable without inserts but then the outer sleeve and even the disc may be damaged from jostling in shipping.
    For what weight is the PayPal cost $3.12? On the face of it there is no savings at all and the Discogs rate is higher than the post office! Can that be so?

  • Nov 15,2017 at 01:08

    You require the Buyers Phone#, which the Seller doesn’t have. So you either require all Buyers to add a Phone# to their account or your solution is slower, more annoying, and more invasive. Thanks but no thanks.

  • Nov 15,2017 at 00:52

    This article should say More expensive, and harder to ship through Discogs. I do enjoy selling here, this shipping option has much to be desired.

    – Requires more information than PayPal
    – $3.46 shipping thru Discogs
    – $3.12 shipping thru PayPal

    Not much to be excited about here, sorry.

  • Nov 15,2017 at 00:00

    Well the media mail cost 30 cent more via discogs compared to paypal.
    They ask for phone number of the receiver who made the order????

    The way to ship via discogs is much slower then via paypal….

    In brief: Shipping with discogs is more pricey and more slower then with paypal.
    That is all !

    Stay with paypal, that is my recommendation !

  • Nov 14,2017 at 22:51

    @sellardo “Will international customers get to see what their shipping charges will be without me having to manually invoice them?”

    Same question. This feature would substantially improve the commerce here on Discogs. Few people want to order records without knowing how much the shipping costs.

  • Nov 14,2017 at 22:36

    I have 2 questions and an opinion.
    1) does buying the label from Discogs generate a tracking number for domestic media mail? That is generated at the post office and the customers like it.

    2) in about 5% of my sales transactions the buyer’s Discogs mailing address and PayPal mailing address are different. How will Discogs deal with this with its new label endeavor?

    3) Media Mail for 1 LP with 2 cardboard inserts is $3.12 at the post office. If the Discogs rate is $2.92 that’s a difference of 20 cents. I really don’t think that passing on a saving of one fifth of a dollar is going to make my sales rise. 20 cents discount to the customer? I can’t see the customer being impressed, especially if all Discogs sellers start using this feature.

  • Nov 14,2017 at 22:33

    I tried using it today. It prints the label so close to the top edge that some of the words get cut off.

  • Nov 14,2017 at 22:18

    Will international customers get to see what their shipping charges will be without me having to manually invoice them?

  • Nov 14,2017 at 21:53

    I would rather give the extra cost to discogs than PayPal. What I would love to see is a world without PayPal and their monopoly over internet transactions

  • Nov 14,2017 at 21:36

    I’ve had instances where the buyer’s address on the invoice was different than the shipping address passed through PayPal. That would cause huge problems unless it’s been…um… addressed, seriously, no pun intended.

  • Nov 14,2017 at 21:25

    I don’t get it. Media mail for a standard record costs 2.92 here vs. 2.63 at the post office.
    What exactly is cheaper? What am I missing?

  • Nov 14,2017 at 21:03

    I’ll check it out but PayPal has all the Customs docs filled out with address etc for international shipments. Second question is: Will the Post Office accept Discogs shipping rates. They DO accept the PayPal shipping rates and it practically took an act of god to get then to relent on upping my postage.
    My understanding from my Postmaster is they will accept PayPal rates as of Sept 2017. Is it the same for Discogs?

  • Nov 14,2017 at 20:58

    Top notch to add this option.

  • Nov 14,2017 at 20:56

    This is a great service, but PayPal is a bit easier to use and is also less expensive (from what I’ve compared).

  • Nov 14,2017 at 20:55

    If the label is pre-populated with the buyer’s address info and if the customs form can be edited… this is a big advance. Thanks in any case for working on improvements.

  • Nov 14,2017 at 20:55

    If PayPal is cheaper than, Stamps.com is even cheaper still. Unless PayPal became more competitive, Stamps. com, is a lot less expensive. Sorry, Discogs.

  • Nov 14,2017 at 20:49

    Is this cheaper than printing labels via PayPal? Right now, shipping via Paypal is pretty simple to use.

  • Nov 14,2017 at 20:48

    Would love to use this, but Paypal shippiing labels seem to be a little bit cheaper.

  • Nov 14,2017 at 20:44

    Fantastic!! Like it. Thanks Discogs.

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