Industry Topics: Dimensional Weight

Dimensioning Systems: Getting the Most from Your Investment

January 20, 2017

With warehouse space becoming ever more valuable, every cubic foot counts. Gone are the days when seat-of-the-pants space management and a tape measure got you by. Add to that the recent introduction of dimension-based shipping rates by FedEx®, UPS® and other carriers – which leaves many...

UPSĀ® Modifies DIM Policy to Align with FedEx

November 23, 2016
Author: Krish Iyer

UPS recently announced a change to their DIM policy that more closely aligns with FedEx’s recent change to the measurement of Dimensional Weight.  Currently, both carriers use a calculation of length x width x height divided by 166 inches for domestic shipments, with international shipments...

FedEx® Announces 2017 Rates, Lowers Dimensional Threshold

September 21, 2016
Author: Renee Bingling

It is a script that the shipping industry knows well – parcel shipping giants, FedEx® and UPS® announce their rate increases in lock-step. This time however, there are some noteworthy scene changes. UPS started the trend by announcing their annual General Rate Increase (GRI) a little earlier...

Why Shipping Carriers Have Embraced DIM

Dimensional weight pricing is a major source of increased revenue for shipping carriers.

Carriers discovered they were delivering boxes that were much larger than required for the efficient delivery of the products they contained. This outsized box phenomenon caused shipping carrier’s vehicles...

UPS® Follows Suit with Surcharge Increase

May 31, 2016
Author: Renee Bingling

On June 6, UPS® customers can expect to pay an extra charge on shipping packages, measuring 48 inches or longer. 

The Definitive Guide to Dimensional Weight Shipping

Most parcel shipping carriers have altered their method of calculating the weight—and, by extension, the price the shipper pays—of packages shipped. In 2014, major shipping carriers announced a dimensional weight pricing model, commonly called DIM, for air and ground parcel shipping services....

Dimensional Weight: Part 1

May 4, 2016

DIM Weight 101

Watch this video for a quick tutorial on how DIM weight pricing can impact your parcel shipping costs. For more dimensional weight resources, including a calculator, go to dimweightresources.com

Dimensional Weight: Part 2

6 Packaging Tips to Help You Save

How can you change your packaging to avoid DIM weight costs? Watch this video for 6 packaging tips to help you save. For more dimensional weight resources, including a calculator, go to dimweightresources.com

Dimensional Weight: Part 3

Services for Saving on DIM Pricing

In addition to packaging options, there are also services that can help reduce your DIM expenses. Watch this video to see what those are.  For more dimensional weight resources, including a calculator, go to dimweightresources.com.