How to Measure a Box for Shipping to Calculate the Price
10.11.2023

How to Measure a Box for Shipping to Calculate the Price

Send a parcel with Meest Canada is effortless. Come to any Meest office in Toronto, Hamilton, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver, Montreal, or other Canadian provinces and package boxes with the help of the courier. With the advent of the new Meest Portal service, you can fill out the form online and print the label to save time on details in the office. Specify the parcel's weight, length, and height in the form. Here is more information on how to measure a box for shipping to check if the delivery price is correct.

How Does the Weight Affect the Shipping Price?

Of course, weight is the first thing that is checked when accepting a parcel at the post office. It is elementary to prevent it — put a box on the scales. Two gradations affect the cost depending on the parcel’s weight: packages up to 4 kg and parcels from 5 to 30 kg.

  • Delivery of up to 4 kg will cost 4.45 CAD by sea and 8.45 CAD by air transport.
  • Delivery from 5 to 30 kg will cost only 15 CAD, plus you will be charged 2-10 CAD for each kilogram of your parcel's weight in addition to the set delivery price of 15 CAD.

If you use an online calculator on the site, the program will put the price according to your location and the parcel's information.

How Does the Box for Shipping Affect the Delivery Price?

If everything is simple with the actual weight of the shipment: this parameter is determined by weighing the parcel on a scale, then things are a little more complicated with the box dimensions for shipping and its dimensional weight.

For packing a light but voluminous parcel, you need a larger box. In the transport, your box will take up as much space as several parcels. Based on this, we conclude that the dimensional weight is calculated based on your package's dimensions according to a unique formula below.

Please note that the cost of transportation is determined by the more excellent value of physical or dimensional weight.

How to Measure a Box for Shipping?

Suppose you suddenly need to measure the box for your parcel, or you want to check the correctness of the calculation by the operator. In that case, you can use the following formulas:

Dimensional weight = (Length x Width x Height) / 5 000.

Important! All package parameters must be specified in centimeters, and the result obtained at the end will be in kilograms.

We at Meest Canada hope this material has helped you understand the peculiarities of choosing cheap shipping boxes and measuring a box for international shipping.

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