How to Order a Videotape-to-DVD Transfer:
Just follow these simple steps to get started...
Step 1 - Organize Your Tapes
Collect and organize the videotapes you wish to include in the order. If there are multiple tapes you want consolidated onto a single DVD, be sure to put them into the sequence you want them displayed and number them (using sticky notes or writing on the tape case/labels).
Keep in mind that depending on what your goals are, you may wish to group videos of the same subject matter together. If special video editing will be required, be sure to contact us first to get a quote on any additional editing fees.
Step 2 - Fill Out the Order Form
Download the appropriate order form, print it out, and fill out as much of the order form as possible. Please feel free to contact us if there are any questions or you need assistance. We're happy to help!
Step 3 - Send Everything To Us
Send us your videotape(s) and completed order form. Depending on where you are in Northern Virginia/Washington DC (we are in South Riding VA, near Chantilly), you can either arrange to drop your order off in person (by appointment only please) or simply ship* your order to the address noted on the order form. Be sure to provide adequate packing material and protection for your videotape(s) to avoid damage during shipping. We recommend putting your materials in a plastic ziploc bag, then putting that bag into whatever box you plan to ship in. This just adds an extra layer of protection from any moisture that could further damage the tapes.
Step 4 - After Your Order is Ready, Submit Payment
We will notify you when your order is complete (by email and/or phone). You will then be sent an email requesting that you pay for the order (via PayPal or credit card) at our payment webpage. Payment by check is also acceptable; however, since checks require more time to clear you must include the check with your order. Make checks payable to "Shoebox Memories".
Rush orders must be paid via PayPal or credit card to avoid delay. Please note that Virginia residents and "pick-up orders" will need to also pay 5% sales tax.
Step 5 - Sit Back and Enjoy
Once payment is received -- we will send your finished DVD and original materials to you. If you are in the metro Washington DC area and prefer to arrange for a pick-up, just let us know.
You should expect a turnaround time of approximately 2-4 weeks, although this will vary based on order size, order complexity and availability. If you need the DVD sooner or by a specific date, we may be able to help you with a Rush order. Please contact us to check our current availability and make arrangements for a rush order (+25%, $50 min) before sending your order to us.
Still Have Questions?
Contact us directly with any questions.