6 ways to boost dimensional weight computations and lower carrier back charges

Six Ways to Boost Dimensional Weight Computation and Lower Carrier Back charges
The one common pitfall all the eCommerce shippers face while transporting the products is inaccurate parcel dimensions on small and mid-size parcel shipments. Nowadays, eCommerce is booming by manifolds, and consumers rarely shop in physical stores; instead, they prefer to buy products online, resulting in massive online orders. Several eCommerce companies have stepped in to take advantage of this trend by offering various offers to entice customers to shop via the brands’ official websites.
Furthermore, with the popularity of one-day and same-day delivery, customers are more inclined to shop for a limited number of items whenever possible. However, this action has turned to be a considerable burden for the order fulfillment centers as they need to calculate the dimensional information for small and mid-sized products promptly during the shipment phase, which later turned out to be a leading source of costly carrier back charges.

What do you think you’ll take away from this episode?

This episode sheds light on you by providing six compelling ways to uplift dimensional weight computations and mitigate carrier back charges effectively
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Podcast Transcript:
Today various shippers strive to avoid incorrect package dimensions on small and medium-sized parcel shipments, which may rapidly expand into a pile of extra freight charges if the carrier discovers a measurement disparity.
Adding technology to your shipping operations for high-speed, extremely accurate package measurements is a unique approach to improve dimensional weight estimates.

Now let’s discuss the top six ways to boost the dimensional weight calculations to lessen the carrier back charges.

Number 1. better the way you pack the products.

Select the best-sized cartons and pack items with only the necessary material to transport the product securely.

Number 2. Use high-quality packaging materials for strength and durability and mitigate the quantity of space when calculating the DIM weight.

Number 3. Keep track of your overall monthly shipping costs.

Regularly review your shipping bills to confirm whether the dimensional weight shipping rates are appropriate.

Number 4. Automate the measurement of irregular packages and streamline the dimensioning process. Measuring irregular cubic dimensions can be time-consuming;

deploying an automated parcel dimensioning system can significantly simplify dimensional weight estimates for varied size packages.
Number 5. Figure out your measuring constraints.

Check the maximum package height and widths that the dimensioning systems you’re considering can handle if you send various items, from oversized packages to thin mailers.

And last but not least. When purchasing a dimensioner, keep maintenance and support in mind.

Is the vendor you’re working with backed up by a strong support team? Is the support crew in a time zone and location that is compatible with your operations? Think wise.

This is Alphonse, the Product Manager of VisAI Labs, And that’s the logistics insight for today.

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