Downfalls of DIM Weight Pricing

Many major shipping companies rang in the New Year with a bang, but they made sure you didn’t hear about it. This past winter, FedEx and UPS opted to implement new DIM weight policies. The change affects the majority of packages, and can also negatively impact your bottom line.

DIM weight, or “dimensional weight,” is a pricing model that takes into account the package’s length, height and width, rather than its actual weight. You might think you’re safe if the package’s actual weight amounts to a lower shipping cost than its dimensional weight, or vice versa. Despite any difference between the two calculated costs, the higher cost will always be used. Shipping companies understand that a bigger box often incurs a higher price. No matter the size of the product, they’ll inevitably use an unnecessarily large box to ship it in. And a small difference in overall box dimensions could cost you in a big way.

The big players in shipping are focused on their profitability. They’re not trying to save you money; they’re trying to charge as much as possible for every shipment. At Korpack, we’ve got a different philosophy.

Using our QuicKorTM manufacturing program, you can avoid incurring extraneous shipping fees. QuicKor allows us to custom craft any box for your shipping needs in as little as one hour. By creating a box that’s made to your exact specifications, you’ll be sure to have a package that fits like a glove, and avoids bringing additional DIM weight charges your way.

QuicKor is ideal for small to medium runs. For higher volume or production runs, Korpack also offers a complete range of standard boxes and fills to minimize the impact of DIM weight pricing.

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