What is DIM Weight and How Does It Affect Me?

September 03, 2015 17:00


Beginning on January 1, 2015, major carriers such as UPS, FedEx and DHL have implemented a new dimensional shipment pricing policy for all packages shipped under 3 cubic feet in dimension. Dimensional weight (DIM) pricing has been in effect for air and ground service shipments over 3 cubic feet but now applies to all shipments. Rather than the previous policy where shipping charges were dependent upon weight, the new policy calculates charges based on volume of the box.