The volumetric weight of a shipment is a calculation that reflects the density of a package. A less dense item generally occupies more volume of space, in comparison to its actual weight. The volumetric or dimensional weight is calculated and compared with the actual weight of the shipment to ascertain which is greater; the higher weight is used to calculate the shipment cost.
The volumetric divisor has changed to 5000 and applies to our IEX Export,
IEX Import and IEX Economy.
Definite products as per the below formula:
Volumetric Weight (kg) = Length (cm) x Width (cm) x Height (cm) Ã· 5,000 (cmÂ³/kg) [The result is rounded up to the nearest 0.5 kg.]
A shipment measures 40 cm x 50 cm x 60 cm and has an actual weight of 15 kg.
Its volumetric weight is: 40 x 50 x 60 Ã· 5,000 = 24.00 kg. The shipping charge is calculated based on this 24 kg volumetric weight value.