beprofit logo
ProductExpand more icon
profit calc image
Profit Simulators
Tweak your numbers to lift profits up
action card image

Demo Store

Want to see our
dashboard in action?
ResourcesExpand more icon
CompanyExpand more icon
Want to see our dashboard in action?
you can try it here with theDemo Store!

Is shipping cost calculated by package weight or size?

Asked 2 years ago

Hi everyone. I've been noticing some inconsistencies with how much the shipping company I work with charges for certain packages. Are shipping costs calculated based on the weight or size of the package?

Kole Kline

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Many variables affect the cost of shipping, be it international or local. The shipping cost differs from company to company, and of course, the faster the service, the more the cost. Most shipping companies use the physical dimension method called dimensional weight (DIM weight). It considers the size of the package to determine the shipping cost.

Some companies use the actual weight to determine the price. However, many shipping carriers calculate the cost based on whichever is greater; the physical weight or DIM.

Write an answer...


Please follow our  Community Guidelines

Can't find what you're looking for?