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# What is a dim weight factor?

## What is a dim weight factor?

The DIM Factor is a mathematical value used to calculate the dimensional weight of an object. The DIM Factor represents the volume of a package allowed per unit of weight. All major courier companies now apply the DIM Factor to virtually every rectangular parcel that they handle to determine the dimensional weight.

Does FedEx Ground Use dimensional weight?

19, 2009, unless you receive prior written notice from FedEx Ground, the shipping charges for larger-size FedEx Ground packages will be calculated based on dimensional weight rather than on oversize package definitions. Shipping charges for packages smaller than three cubic feet are based on actual weight.

### How do you calculate dim weight?

To calculate dimensional (DIM) weight, multiply the length, width, and height of a package, using the longest point on each side. Then, divide the cubic size of the package in inches by the DIM divisor to calculate the dimensional weight in pounds.

Does FedEx charge by weight or dimension?

Your shipping price is based on either the dimensional weight (dim weight) or actual package weight—whichever is greater.

## What is the FedEx dim divisor?

The DIM Factor, also known as a DIM divisor, is a number set by carriers that represents cubic inches per pound. UPS uses a DIM factor of 166 for retail customers. FedEx uses a DIM divisor of 139.

Does FedEx have a weight limit?

With FedEx Ground® and FedEx Home Delivery® Services, you can ship packages up to 150 lbs; up to 108″ in length, and 165″ in length plus girth. Place yellow and black safety heavyweight labels over the diagonal corners of the package if it weighs more than 75 lbs.

### How do I measure a FedEx package?

The length and girth formula is simple. Here’s what you do: • Measure the length, height, and width of the package. Length and girth equals length plus twice the width and twice the height. Dimensional weight applies when the package is relatively light compared with its volume.

How can I weigh my FedEx package?

## Is FedEx based on weight?

The transport costs for your shipments are calculated on the basis of the total weight of all packages sent under one FedEx Air Waybill. A decisive factor for calculating the price, however, is whether the dimensional weight exceeds the actual weight*.

Is FedEx weight accurate?

They have always automatically corrected the weight at some point before it’s delivered.

### How do you calculate DIM weight?

The DIM weight is calculated by determining the cubic size of a package, which can be found by multiplying its length x width x height. If the result is greater than 1728 cubic inches (1 cubic foot) divide by each carrier’s divisor shown below.

How to calculate DIM weight?

Multiply length by width by height in inches. Round each measurement to the nearest whole inch. The resulting total is…

• Dividing by 139 for U.S., Puerto Rico, and international shipments.
• ## What are the weight restrictions for FedEx?

FedEx Weight Restrictions The maximum allowable weight per item is 50 lbs. The minimum billable weight per air waybill is 3.3 lbs. The maximum weight limit per FedEx International MailService bag or box is 50 lbs. There is no maximum limit on the allowed weight per air waybill.

How to find DIM weight?

Determine Actual Weight: Use a scale to determine the weight of the package. Increase any fraction to the next half kilogramme.

• Determine Dimensional Weight: Divide the cubic size of your package in centimetres by 5,000.
• Determine Billable Weight: Compare the package’s actual weight to its dimensional weight.