The images below show you how to measure regular and irregular shaped parcels, and satchels.
Handy tip: when measuring the length and width of your parcel, always use the maximum points.
Most shipping Companies use Cubic weight to assess their charges.
You will need to check with the shipping Company you are using and find how they calculate CUBIC WEIGHT.
Cube your parcel- (Example provided)
The cubic weight is the parcel's volume in cubic metres, multiplied by 250. To work this out, use the formula below:
Height x length x width x 250 = cubic weight
For example: 0.5m X 0.3m X 0.4m
= 0.06m x 250
= 15kg cubic weight
If the actual weight of your parcel is 10kg but the cubic weight is 15kg, we'll charge you the cubic weight because it is greater.
But if the parcel's actual weight is 16kg, we'll charge you the actual weight because it is greater than the cubic weight of 15kg.