Shipping UPS Oversized Items
Oversize charges may apply to products shipped via UPS (ground or air) based on the size of the package. Any box shipped via UPS that that is larger than 3 cubic feet in size will be charged shipping costs based on its dimensional weight rather than the actual weight of the package. Oversized items will be noted on the checkout page with "Additional Shipping Charges Apply."
Determining the billable weight of UPS Shipments
The following steps will be used to determine the shipping and handling charges for boxes larger than 3 cubic feet that are shipped via UPS.
- Determine the Actual Package Weight. Use any standard scale, and round any fraction of a pound up to the next full pound.
- Determine the Cubic Size of the Package. To calculate the cubic size of the package, multiply the package length by the width by the height, rounding each to the nearest whole inch. For example, 14 3/4” will be rounded up to 15” for the calculation. If the cubic size of the package is three cubic feet (5,184 cubic inches) or greater, the Dimensional Weight will be used to calculate shipping and handling charges. If the package is less than three cubic feet in size, Dimensional Weight does not apply.
- Determine the Dimensional Weight: Divide the cubic size (in inches) of the package by 194 (166 for UPS Standard to Canada) to determine the dimensional weight in pounds. Increase the total to the nearest full pound.
- Determine the Billable Weight: Compare the package’s Actual Weight to its Dimensional Weight. The larger of the two weights is the billable weight used to calculate shipping and handling charges for your order.