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How we calculate base shipping price
Here’s how we calculate the base price 1 for shipping your item.
We use the greater of the item's actual weight and volumetric equivalent of actual weight in the prescribed weight and size limits of the specific product offering used. We indicate this weight on the price sheets provided.
To confirm the base price for shipping your item:
- Calculate the item's actual weight and the volumetric equivalent of its actual weight. For instructions on how to do that, see How to cube an item and calculate the VE of its actual weight.
- Take the greater of these two numbers.
- Refer to our price sheets and find the base price associated with that number.
1 While the lowest base price for most services corresponds to the lowest actual weight or volumetric equivalent of actual weight of 0.750, some exceptions may apply. Where the greater of actual weight and volumetric equivalent of actual weight exceeds 0.750, we’ll determine the base price in all cases by rounding the actual weight and volumetric equivalent of actual weight up to the nearest 0.500.