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I was referring to the UPS facilities, they measure every single box for dimensional weight. Which every weight is greater, dim or actual, that is the weight they charge you for.
If you are shipping similar boxes, you can put them into to UPS system and there is a drop down menu to select that item to ship. It makes it real easy.
1. At both ups and fedex, almost all packages are weighed and measured at either the local hub or destination hub.
2. Weighing is done with a scale.
3. The package dimensions are measured using lasers.
4. Your package will be "DIMMED" (dimensionally weighted) if and only if it takes up more volume that the weight indicates. For example, you are shipping a gross of shipping popcorn. All packages are scanned for weight and dimensions, only a few are actually "DIMMED".
5. To be "DIMMED" means the carrier will charge you based on the size not the weight of the package. Each carrier has its own formula to determine when "DIMMING" applies. Typically, you have to ship something very light for the box size.