Volumetric weight was a methodology that transport companies created to prevent the shipment of very bulky (relatively small) merchandise. Thus the volumetric weight is a way of taking into account the size of the goods to be transported by the transport companies. Normally when carrying an order or merchandise the weight to be considered will take into account the actual and volumetric weight to ensure that a particular shipment does not occupy too much space in the vehicle that transports it. The goal of companies is to monetize the space and weight available in their transport vehicles.
Why do we use Volumetric weight?If the items are rather bulky and heavy, there is a need to apply the volumetric weight instead of the real weight. This is a formula that couriers apply to prevent an order with little weight, can take up too much space. For example, if a truck or airplane carrying polystyrene, the actual weight of the load will always be low taking into account the size of the polystyrene will occupy, hence the need to apply this solution.
How do we calculate Volumetric Weight?The website automatically calculates the volumetric weight, however, to establish the same, it will be necessary to apply a simple formula: in meters multiply the length (L) of the order by height (H) by the width (W) by 200, the result is the volumetric weight of the shipment. For example, if a parcel has a length of 30cm, height of 25cm and width of 20cm, the formula is: 0.30 * 0.25 * 0.20 * 200 = 3kg.
As such, multiplied meters all sides of the order of 200, and the final result was 3, which will be the volumetric weight of the shipment.