# How do you compute for the shipping cost of an item?

We charge the shipment cost via the weight of a package, rounded up to the nearest whole number. Depending on the kind of item, we charge for either its actual weight, or its volumetric weight. We measure these two and charge for whichever is greater.

The Actual Weight is the mass of the package when placed on a weighing scale.

The Volumetric Weight is the package's length x width x height, in inches, divided by 166.

For example: the package has an actual weight of 1.00 lbs, with a length / width / height equal to 10 inches / 5 inches / 5 inches.

10 x 5 x 5 = 250.

250 / 166 = 1.50 lbs. This is the volumetric weight.

We round 1.50 up to the nearest whole number to arrive at 2.00 lbs volumetric weight. Since 2.00 lbs volumetric weight is greater than 1.00 lbs actual weight, we charge the volumetric weight of the package.

If we were to ship a package by air, we would multiply 2.00 by \$5.99.The total shipping cost of the item is thus \$11.98.

Please note that we are measuring the dimensions of the package as it it received. Meaning that the item itself may be smaller but is contained in a larger outer box. In this instance, our measurements will base on the outer box.