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A guide to dimensional weight charges

Major shipping companies are charging dimensional pricing on all packages. It is more important than ever to gain full control of your shipping process and minimize these charges.
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DIM weight charges have increased shipping costs by 30%.

Major shipping companies are charging dimensional (DIM) weight pricing on all packages. Today, packages that are smaller than 3 cubic feet are subject to dimensional weight pricing. This has resulted in increased shipping costs. It is more important than ever to gain full control of your shipping process and minimize these DIM charges.

How can you avoid large dimensional weight charges?

DIM weight pricing has likely had a drastic impact on your shipping prices. Many companies use a DIM weight calculator to determine the new cost of shipping. To lessen the shipping costs under DIM charges, you need to eliminate empty space from your packaging. Packsize studies have found the average package contains about 40% wasted space. This empty space leads to pricey DIM charges.

Packsize On Demand Packaging®

With Packsize On Demand Packaging®, you can create custom-sized boxes specifically for the items you are shipping. By using the smallest possible box, you can minimize the amount of corrugated and filler material and reduce DIM weight charges, all while improving customer satisfaction. Packsize On Demand Packaging® cuts box volume by average of 40 percent and helps you save valuable warehouse space, reduce your environmental impact, and eliminate the risk of product damage due to box size. To learn more about how you can save with Packsize On Demand Packaging®, download our white paper below, take advantage of our DIM weight calculator, and please contact us with any questions you may have.

Calculate Your DIM Weight Prices

Use our dimensional weight calculator to get the dimensional weight of your package and know if you’ll be facing additional DIM charges.

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