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How to Calculate the Volumetric Weight of Your Express Shipment
Volumetric/Dimensional Weight = length*width*height in cm/5000 = Kilograms
Measure the length*/ width and height of the consignment in centimeters.
Calculate the volume and divide it by 5,000 to get the dimensional weight in kilograms.
(Note: Round off fractions to the next whole number)
If the dimensional weight is greater than the consignment’s actual weight, use the dimensional weight to calculate the rate.
*Length is defined as the longest side of the consignment..
In-Motion Dimension Scanning
Important: Modern day courier companies use advanced laser scanning machines to calculate the volume of cartons. This means, even a small bulge in your cartons can lead to a significant difference in volume.
Here is a little video that shows how these scanners work.
If your cartons have any sort of bulging, depending on the nature of the goods & packaging, it can also risk the safety of goods in transit & therefore this should be one of the checkpoints on your quality control checklist for the pre-shipment inspection of goods.