The rules for calculating freight charges have been around for decades: Clients pay for the volume weight or the actual weight of the goods, whichever is greater. The sender declares the dimensions of the shipment (Length, Width, Height) and Weight.
For domestic shipments, the freight charge is based on:
|Volume Weight:||Length x Width x Height / 5000|
|Example:||A parcel is 50 x 50 x 25 cm and weighs 3 kg|
|Volume Weight:||50 x 50 x 25 / 5000 = 12.5 kg|
In this example, the client should be charged for 12.5 kg and not 3 kg – this is clearly a major increase compared to the actual weight.
With Scaletronic DWS (dimension, weigh, scan) systems you can ensure that you are invoicing correctly every time.