Did you know.....that all shipping companies, FedEx, UPS & USPS, now charge by billable weight.
But what IS billable weight? Take the actual weight and the dimensional weight of the same shipment, whichever is higher is the billable weight.
Actual weight is the actual weight of the shipment rounded UP to the nearest pound. If an order is 2.75 pounds, then the actual weight is 3 pounds.
Dimensional weight is calculated by the following formula (using pounds in USA):
(Length x Width x Height) divided by 166 and THEN rounded UP to the nearest pound.
Example: An order ships in an 8 inch x 8 inch x 8 inch box with a weight of 2.75 pounds. The dimensional weight is (8 x 8 x 8)/166 = 3.08 then rounded UP to nearest pound makes the dimensional weight 4 pounds.
Compare the actual weight of 3 pounds to the dimensional weight of 4 pounds, then the billable rate is 4 pounds because it is the higher of the 2 rates.
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