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Dimensional weight pricing is an industry practice that sets the shipping price based on package volume which equates to the amount of space a package occupies in relation to its actual weight. This pricing method takes into account the exterior package size, which is the amount of space a package occupies when in the cargo area of the transport vehicle, in relation to its actual weight to determine the appropriate price. The dimensional weight calculation will apply if it is greater than the actual weight.
The largest delivery companies have claimed that this method is required due to industry trends, packaging efficiencies and sustainability opportunities. The number one reason for the change is consumer behavior. End consumers are now making more purchases via alternative buying channels.
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