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Know-How to calculate the volumetric weight for your t-shirt courier:
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PAYING A USELESS EXTRA CHARGE FOR THE COURIER IS A MINDLESS THING TO DO.
Dimensional accuracy plays a crucial role with the shipping partners.
Let’s say you got your brand ready for shipping. You make a good quality attractive cardboard box without checking the measurement of it & you only check the total weight. which leads to the scenario where you shell out your profits uselessly by paying extra for the courier partner.
whenever you calculate in all the shipping rate calculators, you will find only the total weight, not the volumetric weight.
But volumetric weight is important.
Note: Most of the shipping partners will not make it visible & transparent. you will mess it up after investing the money. I reiterate.
Watch this very carefully, The formula for volumetric weight:
let’s say I ship my products from Lovely Bengaluru to Delhi. I have my t-shirt and box put together weighing .450g.
I have assumed the charges for the courier is Rs 55 for .500 grams
But my box dimensions are 25CM LENGTH X 25CM WIDTH X 5CM HEIGHT.
Volumetric weight = (L in CM X W in CM X H in CM )/5000
Volumetric weight for my box = ( 25CM X 25CM X 5CM )/5000 = 0.625g
Now it clearly seems that my parcel’s total weight is .450g but the volumetric weight is .625g
Courier partners will take whichever is higher. accordingly, charges will be levied.
Now I am shelling out ₹110 in place of ₹55.
This is because the courier partner will charge a price for 1 kg as the volumetric weight is .625g
So, Make sure that when you design your corrugated design box by keeping volumetric weight in your mind.
Your entire parcel weight and volumetric weight has to be lesser than .500g for the courier charge of .500g slab to be applied.