- Actual Weight – is exactly what the product weighs including packaging.
- Volumetric weight – takes into account the length, width & height of the package that you are shipping.
How to calculate Volumetric Weight ?
To calculate the volumetric weight of the shipment of a package, use the following equation.
Length x width x height (cm) of the packet/ 5000 (a fixed amount of weight)
You are sending a package that weight 8kg, but the dimensions is 40cm x 30cm x 50cm.
40x30x50/5000 = 12Kg
As per the example the chargeable weight will be 12kg (volumetric weight) as the Volumetric weight is higher than the Actual weight ( i.e. 8 kg in this example).