What is volume weight

What is volume weight and how to calculate it?

According to the standards of the International Air Transport Association (IATA / IATA), air delivery takes into account the bulk weight of the parcel.

The volume weight of the shipment is the calculated value reflecting the density of the cargo. Usually, a less dense object occupies a larger volume of space compared to a denser object at the same weight. The volumetric weight is calculated and compared with the actual weight of the shipment to determine which is larger. The higher weight is used to calculate the cost of the shipment. This rule increases the efficiency of packaging. The use of more compact and light packaging reduces the volume of items and leads to a reduction in their value. Our company almost always tries to pack the package so that the bulk weight does not exceed the actual weight. To reduce the volumetric weight, we select boxes of the right size or cut the packaging.

In case of excess weight over physical weight, the shipment tariff is determined in accordance with the volumetric weight, which, in general, is calculated by the following formula:

Length (cm) × Width (cm) × Height (cm) / 5000 = Volumetric weight (kg).

For example:
The actual weight of the parcel is 9 kg, but in the parcel, there are shoes in boxes and the size of the parcel is 44 x 46 x 34 cm. If everything is multiplied and divided by 5000, then it turns out that the volume is 13.76 - this weight and will take the courier and accordingly the delivery amount will be higher.

We always ask our customers about whether to remove hangers or boxes from under shoes. Hangers are long and increase the volume, boxes too. The most voluminous things are children's toys that can not be put together, remember that when making purchases.