(Longest dimension is the Length)
(Required for comparision)
Volumetric Weight is often confused with the actual weight of the parcel. But the correct meaning of valumetric weight is the dimensions of the package or parcel. Basically, how much space will it take in the transit. Majority of the courier companies decide their delivery rates on the basis of either the size or volumetric weight of the parcel, whichever is greater. The logic is simple, the bigger the package, the more space it is going to take. Hence, the costs will increase automatically.
Volumetric weight is easy to measure. It is measured on the basis of the length, width, and height of the parcel. The formula to calculate the volumetric weight is as follows:
Multiply all the three dimensions of the parcel (length x height x width)
2. If you are using centimeters then divide the result by 5000 (or 4000 for EU economy services).
If you are using inches then divide the result by 305 (or 245 for EU economy services).
3. The resulting figure represents the volumetric weight of your parcel
After we have the volumteric weight and the physical weight of your parcel, we will compare to check which is greater and decide the rate accordingly.