# Volumetric weight

Volumetric Weight Calculator is a convenient tool for businesses and individuals involved in shipping and logistics. It simplifies calculating volumetric weight, ensuring fair pricing, accurate cost estimation, and efficient use of cargo space.

## What is Volumetric weight?

**Volumetric weight**, also known as **dimensional weight** or **volumetric mass**, is a measure used by shipping and logistics companies to determine the amount of space a package occupies in relation to its actual weight.

## Why it's necessary to calculate volumetric weight:

**Efficient Use of Space:** Shipping companies use volumetric weight to ensure efficient use of cargo space in their vehicles and aircraft. Large, lightweight packages take up more space but may not weigh much, so calculating volumetric weight helps determine the shipping cost based on the space they occupy.

**Fair Pricing:** Calculating volumetric weight allows shipping companies to charge customers based on the space their packages occupy, ensuring fair pricing and preventing undercharging for bulky but lightweight items.

**Accuracy in Cost Estimation:** For businesses and individuals shipping goods, knowing the volumetric weight helps estimate shipping costs accurately, allowing for better budgeting and planning.

**International Shipping:** Many international shipping carriers use volumetric weight to calculate shipping costs, especially for air freight, where space is limited and costly.

## Formulas:

**The volumetric weight of a single box can be calculated using the formula:**

\text{Weight} = \frac{L \times W \times H}{\text{Volumetric Factor}}

where:

*L* - length,

*W* - width,

*H* - height

*The Volumetric Factor* depends on the units used for dimensions. If the dimensions are in centimeters (cm), the Volumetric Factor is typically 5000 (to convert from cubic centimeters to grams). If the dimensions are in inches, the Volumetric Factor is typically 166 (to convert from cubic inches to pounds).

**Here's the formula for the total volumetric weight of the specified number of boxes:**

\text{Total Weight} = \text{Quantity} \times \frac{L \times W \times H}{\text{Volumetric Factor}}