15/10/2017 by Oren | UNICARGO
What’s volumetric weight? How do you calculate it? How can knowing the ins and outs of modern shipping practices save your business a little – or a ton – of money?
When shipping overland or air, volume and weight must be carefully calculated to reliably forecast volumetric weight shipping costs.
To determine how much can be shipped profitably, in a given airplane or truck, couriers and airlines require a standard system.
The concept is simple: multiply a package’s length, height, and width measurements, then divide by a number.
Known in the industry as the “DIM factor.” The actual DIM factor used varies by company.
The result? Your package’s “volumetric weight”, or “dimensional weight”.
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