DIM WEIGHT CALCULATOR
Optimizing the size of your packaging is vital in today’s world of dimensional weight shipping. Using ecommerce mailers can help you take advantage of dimensional weight pricing and save your business plenty of money on shipping fees and packaging choices.
Are you struggling with dim weight shipping rates? Use our online dim weight calculator to find your shipment’s dim weight at four popular delivery carriers.
Enter the dimensions of your shipping mailer with the product inside.
Canada Post Dim Weight
UPS Dim Weight
FedEx Dim Weight
USPS Dim Weight
Frequently Asked Questions
What is DIM weight?
It’s the amount of space a package takes up in a delivery vehicle compared to its weight. You’re then charged for the package’s dimensional weight or its actual weight (whichever number is higher). Basically, large yet lightweight shipments become costly.
Why is DIM weight important?
It favours the use of smaller packaging sizes and reduces shipping costs for businesses that pack more efficiently. It also means the use of less packaging, reducing material waste, and allows delivery carriers to fit more packages on their vehicles, reducing fuel emissions.
How do mailers benefit from DIM weight?
They typically have a smaller footprint than boxes and take up less space (both during shipping and storage!). Since most things shipped in ecommerce mailers tend to be small or lightweight, shipping costs can be kept to a minimum without sacrificing protection.