How to use the Deftship Dimensional Weight Calculator

How to use the Deftship Dimensional Weight Calculator

The volume and weight calculator is a valuable tool employed for determining both the dimensions and mass of an item. It not only aids in precise estimations of an object's volume and weight but also facilitates swift computations for purposes such as shipping, logistics planning, cost projections, and various other applications.

  Steps to use the Deftship Dimensional Weight Calculator

1. Go to Deftship official site. Click HERE.
2.  Click on Dimensional Weight Calculator. Click HERE to get directly.

3. Fill in the details:
  1. Units (LBS/IN or KG/CM)
  2. Dimfactor
  3. Length
  4. Height
  5. Width
  6. Actual Weight

4. Then, click on Submit button.
5. It will show the result on the bottom part. See example below:

Dimensional weight is a measure of weight estimated based on the length, width, and height. Each company establishes this measurement according to slightly different guidelines. The general formula is as follows:
DIM weight = (Length * Width * Height) / DIM Factor, where the DIM Factor or Dimensional factor is a number determined by each delivery company.

UPS dimensional weight calculator

UPS uses two dimensional factors. Which one they use to charge you depends on how often you use UPS. Daily rates are for people that have scheduled a pickup and have a UPS agreement. If you ship from a UPS store or a UPS Customer Center, etc., and you do it infrequently, Retail Rates are for you.
This UPS calculator uses the following formulas:
If choose the option of inches per pound, the DIM Factor defaults is : DIM weight = (Length * Width * Height) / 139
There is also one more dimensional factor, used in countries that use centimeters instead of inches: DIM weight = (Length * Width * Height)/ 5000
Out of dimensional weight and actual weight, whichever is larger UPS will refer to as the billable weight. There are also some size restrictions that are linked to additional costs. Your package shouldn't exceed 108 inches or 274 centimeters on its longest side. Also, it should weight up to 150 pounds or 70 kilograms.

FedEx dimensional weight calculator

FedEx's dimensional factor varies depending on the unit of length and weight.
This FedEx calculator uses the following formulas:
If choose the option of inches per pound, the DIM Factor defaults is : DIM weight = (Length * Width * Height) / 139
There is also one more dimensional factor, used in countries that use centimeters instead of inches: DIM weight = (Length * Width * Height)/ 5000
It's important to check size and weight restrictions before deciding which shipping company to use. FedEx ships packages up to 150 pounds or 70 kilograms.

USPS calculator

Until recently, USPS was the cheapest option for customers. Dimensional weight applied only for zones five and up, and the dimensional factor equaled 194. In mid-2019 these terms changed.
Now, the USPS dimensional factor defaults is : DIM weight = (Length * Width * Height) / 166
There is also one more dimensional factor, used in countries that use centimeters instead of inches:
A useful fact is that dimensional weight is not taken into account if your package is smaller than one cubic foot. However, a downside to using USPS is that the maximum actual weight of a package can't exceed 70 pounds.

Important Note:

Our Deftship Dimensional Weight Calculator doesn't only help you find out how much the estimate fee is based on dimension and weight but also, to help you identify if there will be additional fee if the size, weight or dimension may have exceed the carrier's allowable measurement.
If any of the placed information exceeded, a warning/message with exclamation mark will show up as below:

Here are Three Surcharge Types:

Additional Handling Surcharge: This fee is levied when a package requires special handling due to its shape, weight, or packaging. It covers the additional effort and precautions needed to transport such packages safely.
Examples: Packages with sharp edges, irregular shapes, or those that are not properly packaged may trigger an "Additional Handling" surcharge.

Overweight or Oversized Surcharge: Packages that exceed the weight or size limits set by the carrier may incur surcharges. These surcharges are applied to cover the extra handling, space, or equipment needed for such shipments.
Examples: Large or bulky items, such as furniture, machinery, or oversized equipment, may be classified as oversized packages.

Over Max Surcharge: This surcharge is applied when a package exceeds the carrier's maximum allowable weight.
Examples: Shipping extremely heavy items that exceed the carrier's weight limits may result in an "Over Max" designation.

NOTE: When a package falls into any of these categories, carriers often impose additional fees to cover the extra handling or transportation costs associated with such shipments. These fees can vary from one carrier to another and may also depend on the specific details of the package, such as its size, weight, and destination. It's important for shippers to be aware of these terms and their associated costs to avoid unexpected charges when sending packages. If you're shipping items that might fall into one of these categories, it's a good idea to check with the carrier for their specific guidelines and fees related to Additional Handling, Oversized, and Over Max packages.

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