Some items with less density occupies more space than its actual weight. These types of items are charged according to the space they occupied. This volumetric or dimensional weight is calculated and compared with the actual weight of the shipment to ascertain which is greater. The higher weight is used to calculate the shipment cost.
Steps to calculate volumetric weight
- Get length, width and height of box in centimetres
- Calculate volumetric weight by multiplying length, width and height and dividing by 5000 (305 if dimensions are in inches)
- If calculated volumetric weight is more than actual weight it will be used for shipment freight calculation
In some cases volumetric weight also calculated by dividing length, width and height by 4000 (245 if dimensions are in inches) or 6000 ( 366 if dimensions are in inches).
For irregular shaped parcels voumetric weight will be calculated on the dimensions of minimum sized box in which this parcel will fit.