What Is Volumetric Weight?
Dimensional weight, also known as volumetric weight, is a pricing technique for commercial freight transport (including courier and postal services), which uses an estimated weight that is calculated from the length, breadth and height of a package. The shipping fee of your courier is based upon the dimensional weight or the actual weight, whichever is greater.
Volumetric Weight vs Actual Weight
The following image will give you a more visual idea of volumetric weight.
Couriers will choose the higher value when choosing between the actual weight and the volumetric weight. This means that even if your package weights 0.8kg (the actual weight), if the volumetric weight is 4 kg, then the rate for 4kg will be charged.
How Is Volumetric Weight Calculated?
You can determine the volumetric weight of your package using Volumetric Weight Formula:
Length x Width x Height (cm) / 5000
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