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, width and height of a package.
How do you calculate volumetric weight?
- Multiply the parcel’s three dimensions (length x height x width).
- If you are using centimetres then divide the result by 5000 for Express (or 4000 for Budget / Roadfreight Economy services).
- The resulting figure represents the volumetric weight of your parcel.
- The greater between the Volumetric or the actual weight will be used to calculate costs.