How to Calculate Dimensional Weight

UPS® and FedEx® Ground Delivery now using dimensional weight for all packages.

In January 2015, shipping rates were modified for UPS Ground and FedEx Ground delivery. Rates are no longer based on the weight of the package. They are now based on the size of the package. This pricing program is known as Dimensional Weight Pricing, also referred to as “DIM Weight.”

UPS® and FedEx® Ground Delivery now using dimensional weight for all packages.

In January 2015, shipping rates were modified for UPS Ground and FedEx Ground delivery. Rates are no longer based on the weight of the package. They are now based on the size of the package. This pricing program is known as Dimensional Weight Pricing, also referred to as “DIM Weight.”

Previously, UPS Ground and FedEx Ground only used DIM pricing for packages
larger than three cubic feet (Example: 24″ x 18″ x 12″ box = 5,184 cubic inches, or 3 cubic feet). In 2015, DIM weight pricing will be applied to ALL PACKAGES shipped using ground delivery.

 

By using shipping rates focused on package size, shippers will be able to operate more efficiently and ultimately benefit from using smaller package sizes.

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