The most cost effective way to mail a DVD is to use The United States Postal Service (USPS) media mail. You can visit any USPS location in the country to mail out your DVD. Media mail rates are based on size and weight, and a barcode discount is given for using the service. If you're sending DVDs in bulk (minimum of 300), a presorted rate is available. USPS does not allow advertising on media mail unless it's announcing a book.
Use a correctly sized box to package your DVD. (You can purchase a box at any USPS location.) Rigid, non-rectangular packages must be sent as parcels and will require a parcel fee.
Include the complete delivery address and return mailing address on the package. Make sure to include correct zip codes on your package.
Tell the postal worker that you'd like to mail out your DVD using media mail. The postal associate will weigh and calculate the price.
Ask for delivery or signature confirmation. This optional service provides you with the date and time of delivery, or signature of the person who signed for the DVD.
Christina Fernando is a freelance writer who has been writing health-related articles since 2006. She graduated from the Columbia College Chicago School of Media Arts, earning a Bachelor of Arts in journalism.