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What is volumetric parcel weight?

Volumetric weight is a measure of the space a parcel occupies in the delivery vehicle. Even if your surfboard only weighs 10kg, it occupies the same space on the van as a large number of smaller parcels, therefore the size of your parcel is influencing the cost of delivery.


If your parcel is not heavy, but it is very long or irregularly-shaped, then some services will compute the delivery cost using the volumetric weight of the item.


These services are:


Parcelforce International: (Length (cm) * Weight (cm) * Length (cm)) / 5000


UPS/DHL - all services: (Length (cm) * Weight (cm) * Length (cm)) / 5000


Redhead: (Length (m) * Weight (m) * Length (m)) * 333


For advice on converting between measurement units, please click here.

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