dimensional weight

Dimensional Weight & Updates: 2018

Dimensional Weight (DIM) or the Volumetric Weight is a parcel pricing technique used by shipping carriers. It uses the length, width, and height of a package to estimate a weight for it. The estimated weight is then used to calculate the shipping charges for the package. The concept of dimensional weight is relatively a new one. It came into being after freight carriers realized that certain lightweight packages were occupying relatively higher volume compared to other products with similar weight. For instance, a [...]

What is Stack First Packing Algorithm?

Once your customer has placed an order, the next crucial stage is packing those items into required boxes. With our Stamps.com Shipping Plugin with USPS Postage for WooCommerce, you can pack items individually, pack based on product weight and dimension, or pack based on total product weight. Why Stack First Packing Algorithm? Under Weight and dimension parcel packing method, we come across two packing algorithms namely, Volume-Based Box Packing  and Stack First Packing. While volume-based algorithm tries to fit the item in the box based on total [...]

Weight based Packing using UPS Shipping plugin

Sometimes WooCommerce store owners come up with a special scenario which needs something different from the usual. Such was the case with one of our customers, where he wanted the plugin to calculate the shipping rates based on the billable weight of the package. According to the customer, I want the plugin to calculate the rates based on the billable weight of the package ONLY. As most of the time my products don't have dimensions, so I would prefer a method [...]