Volumetric or Dimensional Weight Shipping Calculatoradmin2019-05-12T22:00:16+00:00
Shipping Cost Sample Calculator
Air Shipping Cost Estimate
Here is a sample air shipping calculator to help you determine how chargeable weight is calculated.
Items that are bulky but light in weight (Less dense) are charged based on volumetric weight.
Volumetric Weight Calculation
Volumetric weight for international air cargo is determined by dividing the volume of the box by 139
We have created a sample calculator that can help you determine how much you will be charged for shipping cost.
Chargeable weight is determined by whichever is larger between the actual weight of the box and volumetric or dimensional weight.
If you want to ship a 55 Inch TV from the USA to Kenya, the volume weight is bigger than the actual weight. Therefore, you will be charged based on volumetric weight.
In some cases, we might be able to discount volumetric weight. Make sure yo fill all the fields of the shipping calculator and we will respond with a formal quote.
How to Avoid Dimensional Weight
In most cases, dimensional/Volumetric weight can be avoided. In situations like TV, there is no way around it.
To avoid volumetric weight, make sure you pack your box as compact as possible. Remove unnecessary boxes in items like shoes and stuffing inside bags.
For our customers who buy items online and use our address as the shipping address, we can repackage for you and remove unnecessary packaging that could cost you a lot of money.
Amazon, for example, is known for using huge boxes to ship small items.
In such cases, we remove the outer Amazon box and repackage in a much smaller size to save you money. Let us know what you need to ship from USA to Kenya by Air and we will do our best to save you the shipping cost.