How to optimize volumetric weight to save shipping expenses?

How to Optimise volumetric weight to save shipping expenses
When your customers shop online with you, they probably want the best possible experience. This is why several warehouse and logistics centers attempt to expedite delivery of their products, so they arrive at their destination promptly. Unfortunately, due to the way carriers measure and bill the volumetric weight, express delivery is often overpriced than standard delivery.
What is the purpose of calculating the volumetric weight of your products? To compare the volumetric weight of your packages to their actual weight, carriers typically weigh your packages in volumetric weight. Due to its inherent characteristics, volumetric weight is often the more profitable option for the e-commerce industry.

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

This episode explains how volumetric weight works and why optimizing the volumetric weight of your packages is crucial to lowering transportation costs in eCommerce warehouses and distribution centers.
Subscribe to VisAI Labs' Newsletter
Relevant links:
Podcast Transcript:
When it comes to eCommerce shipping, forwarding fees are critical, as most online buyers presume their purchases to be at their doorstep within a day or two.
But it’s not as simple as it sounds.

The terms dimension and weight have always been well known in the shipping industry.

The shipping cost is directly proportional to the precise parcel dimensions and weight.
However, the volumetric weight is utilised to compute the shipping cost.

So what is volumetric weight?

The volumetric weight, otherwise known as dimensional weight or dead weight, is a shipping measurement that takes both size and weight into account to calculate the package’s density.

The volumetric weight is calculated by multiplying the length, width, and height divided by the volumetric divisor.

With the help of accurate volumetric weight, there is considerably a lower chance of overpaying for shipping for both eCommerce owners and customers.

The manual dimensioning approach is always a time-consuming process and prone to errors.

And this hand-operated approach mostly produces costly errors and greater dissatisfaction, which can be the greatest nightmare for both logistics and warehouse owners and the customers.

Keeping all this in mind, several eCommerce firms have initiated to procure an automated parcel and pallet dimensioning system to precisely calibrate the dimensional and weight information of regular and irregular packages.

With this computer vision-led automated dimensioner, we can integrate other devices like barcode scanners, label printers, WMS or ERP software applications to streamline the last-mile delivery without a glitch.

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

Share on linkedin
Share on reddit
Share this page