Hi all, sorry for not keeping everyone updated. I went and got a quote with a company called Disk that makes USBs and DVDs:
Quantity 50 each
DVD printed with paper sleeve 4.95 each
1GB USB with upload 5.95
Disk offers fulfillment on demand, but we have to order a batch, so I asked them to quote the price for the smallest possible batch. Once the batches are nearly sold out then we order more.
I’ve been in contact with @leavengood and he said that the cost is probably not really worth it, considering DVDs and USBs are quite cheap, and at that point we would not recoup much of the costs from ordering physical media.
Seeing as the majority of people aren’t interested in either physical format, we could consider not having DVDs or USBs for Beta3 - we can always do it for R1 since it is a big milestone.
Another option is to just order USBs, since that is the second most popular option on the poll. However, USBs are more expensive than DVDs, and people would question why we couldn’t just order DVDs instead, since those are cheaper, which is a third option.