What is ‘volumetric weight’?

When we send any package, Chinashipshop calculate it’s volumetric weight while weighing it and we find out that it is not always easy to understand it,so we break it into small details for you.

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The amount of space that your parcel covers, other than the actual weight while moving the shipment to you can also affect the total amount of transporting cost. This is the volumetric (or dimensional) weight.

Actually, the volumetric weight of a shipment can be calculated by the density of your parcel. An item that is less dense can generally consume more volume or space as compare to its actual weight.

When the volumetric or dimensional weight is calculated, it is then compared to the actual weight of the shipment to check which one is greater; the shipment cost is calculated by the higher weight.

Calculating Volumetric Weight

Volumetric weight can be measured by multiplying the length x height x width of the parcel and then dividing the total result of that calculation by a volumetric factor.

That factor can vary with the unit you use for the measurement. As to calculate the weight of the shipment we usually use kilogram (kg), so we use the given formulae to calculate volumetric weight:


Kindly keep in mind that the weight of the shipment that is mentioned on the merchant order confirmation that is actual weight of ground shipment or the air shipment of the parcel from the merchant to our warehouse.

It is possible that the charges of merchant’s ground shipping may or may not be calculated using the volumetric weight as it depends on the carrier and the size of the parcel.

If the volumetric weight is used to make calculations by the carrier that the Merchant used for ground or for domestic air, then the volumetric factor for calculating volumetric weight will be different and the volumetric weight will be lesser than the one used for international air shipments.

We are hopefully that this helped you understand the volumetric weight in an easy and better way to ship your parcels from China.

If you have any other questions you can freely contact our customer service.

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