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Change your packaging, lower your shipping: Is it really that easy?

It’s been over a year now since UPS and FedEx began charging by size, not just by weight.  Before the price increase, any ground shipment of a packaging size less than 3 feet was charged by weight only.  Since the price increase, all packages will be priced via dimensional weight. Historically, shipping costs have been calculated on the basis of gross weight.   But by charging only based on weight, large lightweight sized packages became unprofitable for freight carriers. These large, lightweight boxes would take up

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Dimensional Weight and How to Avoid Increased Shipping Charges

If you order any ground shipments like the majority of people in this country, you may want to pay attention.  Beginning 2015, UPS and FedEx will begin charging by size and not just by weight.  Currently for any ground shipment of a packaging size less than 3 feet, UPS and FedEx charge by weight only.  Going forward, all packages will be priced via dimensional weight. Dimensional Pricing History Shipping costs have historically been calculated on the basis of gross weight in

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Understanding Dimensional Weight

Dimensional Weight Dimensional weight, used in shipping and freight, is an invoicing technique which takes into account the XYZ axis dimensions of a package. Significance Shipping costs have historically been calculated on the basis of gross weight in kilograms or pounds. By charging only by weight, lightweight, low density packages become unprofitable for freight carriers due to the amount of room they take up in the truck/aircraft/ship in proportion to their actual weight. The concept of Dimensional Weight has been

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