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Why Pack Small Items on an Oversized Box?
Problem 1: Wrong Product Dimensions
- Data entry errors: Suppliers manage large inventories of data by using outdated equipment or traditional methods to dimension the product leading to incorrect data entry such as mistaking feet for an inch.
- Incomplete or generic information: Sometimes, product descriptions may lack accurate dimensions or use generic measurements. Retailers may not have precise information, especially for items that are sourced from different suppliers.
Solution: Accurate and Fast Dimension
Problem 2: Limited Packing Option
Solution: Pack it Right
Problem 3: Standard Size Boxes are Easy to Stack and Pack
Solution: Optimal Packing and Stacking
Problem 3: Large Boxes Avoid Damage due to Transit
Solution: Right-sized Box Keeps the Product Stay Intact
Additional Factors and Considerations in Selecting the Right-sized Box
#2 Improved Customer Service
#3 Impact on Supply Chain Efficiency
What is the difference between DIM weight and actual weight?
The actual weight is the exact weight of the product.
DIM weight also called volumetric weight calculates the amount of space a package occupies to its actual weight.
What is DIM weight pricing?
DIM weight pricing is a shipping calculation method that considers the volume of a package in addition to its actual weight. This pricing structure is used by many major shipping carriers, including UPS, FedEx, and the USPS.
Why is DIM weight pricing important?
It is important because helps shipping carriers to accurately calculate the shipping cost as it reflects the actual resources used by the carrier. Furthermore, it encourages shippers to use appropriately sized packages.
How to calculate dimensional weight?
Dimensional weight of the package = L * W * H / Dimensional Divisor
The dimensional divisor is carrier-specific. They vary from carrier to carrier.
How can I avoid overpaying for DIM weight pricing?
- Measure your packages accurately before shipping them.
- Use packaging that is the right size for your products, without any extra space.
- Negotiate with your shipping carrier if possible.