The market for ecommerce goods has changed drastically over the last decade. The demand for product packaging solutions to handle shipping and logistics, as well as to create a unique customer touchpoint is important. At the same time getting packages ready for shipping can be a confusing process when you get your first sale on Cashaam. If you’re a new seller on Cashaam Knowing exactly how to measure a box is vital for shipping because delivery companies will either charge by the dimensional weight (volume) or the actual weight of a package.
Once you know how to measure a package for shipping and have secured the best rates, this will help you enter the right dimension when adding new products on your cashaam Seller Dashboard.
How to measure a Product Dimensions box
To measure your package you will need a tape measure or ruler, box, pencil and a piece of paper to mark down the dimensions.
When you measure a package box for shipping, you need to measure the outside dimensions. On the other hand, when you’re purchasing package boxes for your business you will want to know the inside dimensions. This makes sure your products fit appropriately inside and avoid any damage. Calculating the inside dimensions guarantees little room for movement so your products’ stay safe during shipping and handling.
When measuring the outside dimensions of your box you will need to measure the length, width, and height (L x W x H). This is the industry standard order in the measurements should be listed in.
How to measure dimensions of a box:
- The first dimension to measure is length. This will be the longest side of the box that has a flap.
- Next is the width. The width side also has a flap, but will be shorter than the length. Turn the box 90 degrees to measure the width.
- Lastly is the height of the package. Height is the only dimension without a flap. Close the flaps of the box and measure the height from top top bottom.
If you don’t already have a Cashaam account, you can create an account here to sell your products anywhere in the world. If you already have a Cashaam account, you can edit your product dimension on your seller dashboard.