Dimensional Weight Calculator

Dimensional weight applies to air or overnight shipments. Oversize ground shipments and their billable weights are calculated differently. Dimensional weight is used because the space a package takes on an aircraft may cost more than the package’s actual weight. You should calculate dimensional weight on every shipment, compare that to its actual weight, and use the greater of the two to determine your shipping cost. International and domestic dimensional weights are calculated differently using the formulas below.

Want to know the billable weight of your package? Use this conversion tool to calculate the dimensional weight of your package before shipping. The dimensional weight is given in pounds.

Shipment Domestic

Measurement Inches/Pounds

Dimensions Length




Volumetric Weight Results :

For Domestic Shipments:
L x W x H (cubic inches) / 194 = Dimensional Weight (or / 7000 if Metric).

For International Shipments:
L x W x H (cubic inches) / 166 = Dimensional Weight (or / 6000 if Metric).

Example: 30″ x 24″ x 22″ = 15,840 / 166 = 96 lbs. (round up to the nearest pound)

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