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How To Measure Box For Shipping? A Beginners Guide

Things Required For Measuring Box Dimensions For Shipping 

  • Pen 
  • Pencil
  • Ruler 
  • Measuring Tape 
  • Note Pad

Steps To Do Measurement Of Box

  • Identify the longest side of the Box. Place the Box in a way that has the longest side facing you.
  • Measure this longest side with the help of measuring tape. Extend the video from one edge to the other without any lingering.
  • Mention the measurement in the notepad in inches with minor points.
  • The length is done. Now, it’s time to measure the width.
  • Turn the Box in a way that it faces the shorter side 
  • Repeat the same step and measure the box’s shorter side.
  • Measure the Box from bottom to top with the help of measuring tape or a ruler.
  • The measurements are done at this point. 
  • Record the measurements in standard form: length x width x height. 

Also Read: Customized Packaging Vs Standard Stock Packaging: What is the Disparity?

What are the Ways of Calculating the Box’s Dimensional Weight?

  • The very first way is to measure all the sides of the box. Mark without any error 
  • Calculate the cubic size by multiplying length, width, and height together 
  • Each shipping company uses different weight divisors.
  • Divide the cubic size with a specific weighing machine of the shipping company. 
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How To Measure The Girth ?

First Method : The Calculation by Formula

  • 1 x length + 2 x width + 2 x height
  • 1×15 +2×10 +2x 5
  • 15 + 20 + 10
  • 45 Inches is the perimeter in the above case.

Second Method: By Using the Width and Height

  • Width + Height x 2
  • 10+ 5 x 2
  • 15 x 2
  • 30 Inches is the perimeter in the above case.

Common Suggested Shipping Boxes Dimensions

  • 17” x 12 ⅜” x 12 ⅜”
  • 18” x 16” x 18”
  • 18” x 18” x 24”
  • 24” x 20” x 24”

How Correct Box Dimensions Help In Cutting Shipping Costs?



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