Know Your Parcel's Volumetric Weight at Cargo Senders

If you’re going to send a parcel anywhere across the globe, then you might be wondering on what basis does Cargo Senders determine the cost of shipping. Cargo Senders determines the cost of shipping according to the volumetric weight or dimensional weight of your package. 

So, does the actual weight of your parcel have no significance? Not exactly. If the actual weight of your parcel is greater than the volumetric weight, then the actual weight or genuine load will be taken into consideration for calculating the shipping charge.

Sometimes, it’s also possible that the volumetric weight of your package has no relation with the genuine load. Whatever be the case, the higher value among the genuine load and the volumetric weight will be taken into account for calculating the shipping charge. 

With the parcel volume calculator of Cargo Senders, you will be able to calculate the volumetric weight of your package. This will be of great help as your shipping charges will be determined by this value. 

The parcel volume calculator of Cargo Senders is a very powerful, handy, accurate and precise tool that will help you find out the dimensional weight of your package. The tool is dynamic, reliable and easy to use. 

What is Volumetric Weight?

Volumetric weight is a pricing technique that is used in the shipping of goods that utilizes the estimated measure of an object’s volume based on which the shipping charge is calculated. 

If this value is greater than that of the actual weight of the goods, then the shipping charge will be proportional to the volumetric weight of the package. 

The volumetric weight will be different for ground-based shipments and air-based shipments. 

  1. To calculate the volumetric weight of a package that is to be shipped via ground (either by sea or by road), the dimensions of the package in centimetres is multiplied and divided by a constant of 4,000. That is, (l×b×h)/4000 where l, b, h are the numerical values of length, breadth and height of the package in centimetres. 
  2. If the package is being shipped via air, the volumetric weight of the package will be the product of length, breadth and height of the package in centimetres divided by a constant of 5,000. That is, (l×b×h)/5000 where l, b, h are the numerical values of length, breadth and height of the package in centimetres.

Sporadic Shaped Consignments

If you have packed all the materials that you wish to deliver in a sporadic shaped packing medium, the volumetric weight of such a package will be determined by the individual cubic measurements.

To calculate the volumetric weight of such a package, the cubic volume (in centimetres) of each irregular part of the package is to be found out separately and added. The final result has to be divided by a constant of 4,000 or 5,000; whatever the case may be.

Use the powerful volumetric weight calculator of Cargo Senders to figure out the dimensional weight of your sporadic shaped consignment and escape from the obnoxious number of trouble.

Different Consignments

If you are going to send different boxes, you’ve to calculate the volumetric weight and note the actual weight of each box. Whichever value is higher among these for each box has to be added with the higher values of other boxes.  The result will be the sum of the higher among the volumetric weight and the genuine load of each package. Further, the result has to be multiplied by 4,000 or 5,000 depending on the mode of shipping and that will be the volumetric weight of separate consignments.  Suppose you have two packages, say, A and B. Let x and y be the volumetric weight and genuine load of package A and p and q be the same for package B. To find the volumetric weight of these packages when shipped through the air, you’ve to first identify the unit having the greatest value among x and y. Suppose x is greater than y for package A and q is greater than p for package B. The volumetric weight of your package will be (x+q)/5,000.  Use the free parcel volume calculator of Cargo Senders to find out the volumetric weight of different consignments and free yourself from a series of taxing number game.
Girth and Length Measurement

The girth and length measurement or the circumference and length measurement is a value that determines the maximum size of the load that can be shipped. This is an important value as some cardinal courier services take this value into account while determining the maximum load that can be shipped. 

For instance, the maximum circumference and length value is 300 for Royal Mail and 360 for DHL. If you have to send any package that exceeds this limit, you have to send it through Cargo Senders. 

The girth and length measurement is the sum of the length, twice the breadth and twice the height. That is, X = l + 2b + 2h where;

  • X – Length and girth value
  • l – Length 
  • b – breadth or width
  • h – height
FAQs

You have to enter the highest length of the parcel in the parcel volume calculator of Cargo Senders that you’re sending to get the accurate volumetric weight of your package. 

The higher value will determine the shipping charge. In this case, the volumetric weight will be used as it’s greater than the genuine load. 

The girth and length value is used by some prominent cargo services to determine the maximum load that can be shipped. For instance, the maximum girth and length value is 300 for British Mail. Therefore, you’ve to use Cargo Senders if you’ve to send something beyond this limit. 

Make sure that you enter the dimensions of your package in centimetres. You might have entered the value in meters because of which the volumetric weight becomes less than 1 when divided by 4,000 or 5,000.