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Dimensional Weight

Dimensional Weight – Its Application in eCommerce Shipping

Dimensional weight, also known as Volumetric weight is the weight of the package based on which the courier company levies the shipping charges on the package. it is calculated as a product of the package’s length, breadth, and height divided by a constant, which is often 5000.

Dimensional weight is the weight of an order in eCommerce in which the dimensions of the package being shipped are taken into account. For example, if a package has length 10 cm, with 10 cm and height 10 cm, then its dimensional weight can be obtained by a product of the length, breadth and height and dividing it by a constant term. For most courier partners, this constant term is 5000.

Dimensional weight is also responsible for the shipping charges charged by a courier company. Usually, a courier company charges for a package based on the higher weight among the true weight of the package and its dimensional weight. Having said that, the kind of packaging you use to ship a product plays a key role in deciding the shipping charges.

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