### What is the formula for dimensional weight?

## What is the formula for dimensional weight?

To calculate dimensional (DIM) weight, multiply the length, width, and height of a package, using the longest point on each side. Then, divide the cubic size of the package in inches by the DIM divisor to calculate the dimensional weight in pounds.

**What is dimensional weight factor?**

Dimensional weight is also known as DIM weight, volumetric weight, or cubed weight. Freight carriers utilize the greater of the actual weight or dimensional weight to calculate shipping charges. Dimensional weight is calculated as (length × width × height) / (dimensional factor).

### What is the difference between actual weight and dimensional weight?

Actual Weight is exactly what the product weighs including packaging. Dimensional Weight takes into account the length, width & height of the package that you are shipping. Billable Weight is defined as the greater of the two weights (actual vs. dimensional) and this will be used to calculate the shipping rate.

**How do I reduce volumetric weight?**

The use of more compact and light packaging reduces the volume of items and leads to a reduction in their value. Our company almost always tries to pack the package so that the bulk weight does not exceed the actual weight. To reduce the volumetric weight, we select boxes of the right size or cut the packaging.

#### Is shipping a size or weight?

Does the USPS charge by weight or size? USPS shipping costs vary by service level. For USPS Priority Mail, for example, the cost is based on weight and distance traveled. And, with the USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate service, size and weight don’t matter as long as your item fits within the corresponding package.

**Is dimensional weight accurate?**

If you have ever tried to use a shipping weight calculator, you have probably noticed that the estimate often doesn’t represent the actual weight of the package. That’s because carriers usually apply dimensional weight (also called DIM or volumetric weight), which is not a precise measure but a pricing technique.

## How volumetric weight is calculated?

Volumetric weight can be calculated by multiplying the length, width and height of a parcel (in cm) and dividing that figure by 5000 (some carriers use a divisor of 4000). You may often find that the price of your shipment is dictated by the volumetric weight of your parcel(s) rather than the physical weight.

**How does DHL calculate volumetric weight?**

The volumetric weight is calculated on the basis of the size of your shipment and a weight of 250kg per m3 (formula: length x width x height in cm divided by 4,000).

What is the formula for dimensional weight? To calculate dimensional (DIM) weight, multiply the length, width, and height of a package, using the longest point on each side. Then, divide the cubic size of the package in inches by the DIM divisor to calculate the dimensional weight in pounds. What is dimensional weight factor? Dimensional…