How do I calculate volumetric weight?
Using CM and KG
(Depth x Height x Width) ÷ 5000 = Vol. Weight
The overall price of the shipment is based on the greater value between the actual weight and the volumetric weight. The above formula takes into account the size of the items as well as weight. This means that light, large items may cost the same as small, heavy items.
A 15kg suitcase that measures 50cm x 70cm x 40cm.
The actual weight is 15kg however, the volumetric weight is 28kg, as (50x70x40) ÷ 5000 = 28.
This suitcase would fall into the 30kg price bracket.
Using INCHES and Ibs
(Depth x Height x Width) ÷ 139 = Vol. Weight
A 40Ibs suitcase that measures 12 inches x 28 inches x 19 inches.
The actual weight is 40Ibs however, the volumetric weight is 46 pounds, as (50x70x40)/139 = 45.92.
This suitcase would fall into the 44-66Ibs price bracket.
Items over 1.2m or 47 inches
If your item is over 1.2m or 47 inches (on any length) it has to be sorted manually, there is a charge of £/$/€45 per item.
The maximum length you can send on any international services is 220cm or 86 inches. We cannot accept any items over this size.