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How to calculate volumetric weight

Parcelpal’s guide to calculating volumetric weight  

What is volumetric weight?  

Volumetric weight also known as dimensional weight, is what is used as an estimated weight for parcels.  

This is calculated from the length, width and height of a parcel. This calculation reflects the density of the parcel.   

So, the volumetric weight of the parcel is a calculation that reflects the density of the parcel. Essentially, how dense the parcel is. 

Why is it important to calculate?  

The reason behind calculating volumetric weight is because the amount of space that the parcel occupies in a van, aircraft, or ship can be larger than the actual weight. So, a parcel can be low in density but occupying more space. This is where the price is calculated from. If the parcel is high in density but small in size, the price will be calculated on that factor. This system makes the pricing calculation more accurate and fairer for our customers. 

How do you calculate volumetric weight?  

Here at Parcelpal we have developed our own volumetric weight calculated to make the calculating easier for our customers! To visit the calculator click the link here 

All you need to do on this page is input the length, width, and height of the parcel and the volumetric weight will be calculated for you.  

What if I am still unsure?  

If you are unsure if your calculations are correct, do not worry! Our friendly customer care team is on hand to help you every step of the way. Just give us a call once you have done your measurements and a member of our team will be happy to help you.