Shipping Things

What is Dimensional Weight?

Jesse Genet · April 6, 2017

Since 2015, major carriers have switched most of their shipping to dimensional weight. It’s a big change that could really impact your shipping costs, so it’s important to plan your packaging, carrier, and shipping speed ahead of time.

So what is dimensional weight? Dimensional weight isn’t how much your package actually weighs — instead it’s how much space your package actually takes up. Dimensional weight is also measured in pounds. Yeah, it’s kind of confusing, but watch this video to learn the ins and outs of dimensional weight, how to calculate it, and what you can expect from your carrier.

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