Volumetric Weight

For all international despatches, where the price is based on the weight of the package or consignment, we calculate the volumetric weight of packages based upon their dimensions to determine the price you pay.

You can calculate the volumetric weight of your parcel by
using the following calculation:

  • Multiply the length x width x height of your package in centimetres.
  • Divide the answer by 6,000.
  • The result is the volumetric weight. This figure should be compared with the actual weight in kilogrammes. Whichever is the greater figure will be used to calculate your consignment price.
  • Please note that you need to round all weights up to the next half kilogramme.

For example:
Assume the actual weight of your package is 8kg, and
the dimensions are 30cm x 40cm x 50cm
30cm x 40cm x 50cm/6000 = 10kg

The volumetric weight is therefore 10kg, which is greater
than the actual weight of 8kg. As such, the volumetric weight of 10kg would be used in calculating the price to be charged.

Here’s our Volumetric Weight calculator, give it a try!

Length x Width x Height in centimetres / 6000 = Volumetric Weight in kilograms rounded up to the nearest 0.5kg.