IT’S A BIG MISTAKE! DIMENSIONAL WEIGHT AND WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT IT
Some sellers may not know the importance of considering a product’s size and its dimensional weight. A common misconception among novice sellers is that lighter products are cheaper to ship because they weigh less, but this couldn’t be more wrong!
The delivery of your product can be costly, so make sure you know and take it into consideration.
After trying to determine the cost calculation for a project that goes through all stages from selecting and producing the product, many are surprised by how high these costs end up being in total when they come time to deliver their final design or product.
However, when shipping smaller items such as clothes or books, weight doesn’t matter at all and you should only focus on the dimensions in order to calculate how much it will cost for delivery.
So what exactly does account for an item’s price? The three main factors are its volume (how large/heavy), shape (whether rounded or rectangular), and surface area; these things determine if your customer can easily pull them out from under their bed when they’re expecting something big like couches instead-or have enough space left over after bigger items arrive.
This isn’t something carriers invented to make more money, it is rather a necessity. Carriers have to use the billable weight because a bulky product takes up more space into airplanes. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) defines this as the highest value of the physical or dimensional weight.
Furthermore, when calculating, a different coefficient is used for each delivery method.
For example, when delivered by express services dimensional weight of a box can be 60cm * 50cm * 50cm / 5000 = 30kg.
When shipped by sea, air, and ground can be a box with dimensions of 60cm * 50cm * 50cm / 6000 = 25 kg dimensional weight.
The coefficients in these examples are 5000 and 6000. If the physical weight of the goods exceeds the estimated 30 kg or 25 kg, the cost of delivery will be calculated by physical weight, if less, by dimensional. In fact, both methods produce the same result; the first considers the density of the load, while the second considers its dimensions.
What can be done to avoid this issue with bulk purchases? Will you refuse them and not buy anything from the store, or will that just make things worse for employees by driving down profits even more?
The simplest solution is to monitor your boxes so they don’t have any empty space. The amount one can fit into their box will be determined by how much space they have left after adding larger or heavier objects so you don’t overfill your container with lightweight packages. You may also choose to combine heavy items with lighter ones if this makes sense logically too – but keep an eye on measurements to avoid surprises in your dimensional weight calculations!