Let’s take a look at how that might impact shippers. Take, for example, a box that’s 15x12x10. With a 194 DIM, the billed weight would be 10 pounds (length x width x height). However, at a DIM of 166, the dimensional weight is 11 pounds. When looking at Priority Mail rates to zone five (retail rates shown below), the impact is significant:
- 10 Pounds (194 DIM) = $26.85
- 11 Pounds (166 DIM) = $29.00
- Price difference = $2.15 (8 percent).