To calculate the chargeable weight

To calculate the chargeable weight, follow these steps:

  1. Measure the Dimensions:
    • Measure the length, width, and height of the package in centimeters (cm).
    • Ensure that you measure the longest point in each dimension.
  2. Calculate the Volume:
    • Multiply the length, width, and height to get the volume in cubic centimeters (cm³).

For example, if the package measures:

    • Length (L) = 40 cm
    • Width (W) = 30 cm
    • Height (H) = 20 cm

Volume (V) = L x W x H = 40 cm x 30 cm x 20 cm = 24,000 cm³

  1. Convert Volume to Weight (if necessary):
    • If the shipping company uses a volumetric conversion factor (also known as dimensional weight factor), divide the volume by this factor. This will give you the volumetric weight in kilograms (kg).

For example, if the volumetric conversion factor is 5000 cm³/kg:

Volumetric Weight = Volume / Conversion Factor = 24,000 cm³ / 5000 cm³/kg = 4.8 kg

  1. Compare Actual Weight and Volumetric Weight:
    • Weigh the package on a scale to get the actual weight in kilograms (kg).
  2. Determine the Chargeable Weight:
    • Compare the actual weight and the volumetric weight. The higher of the two will be the chargeable weight.