Factors we consider when building your analysis
Package weight determines shipping cost and ensures compliance with carrier restrictions.
To weigh it, use a scale accurate to the nearest ounce or gram, like digital, shipping, or platform scales.
The destination of a package is one of the key factors that determines the cost of shipping with a carrier.
Be aware of destination-specific restrictions, including international shipping rules, taxes, customs duties, and carrier requirements like documentation (e.g., commerce invoice or certification of origin).
Shipping times vary based on method, destination, and handling. Choose from options like ground, expedited, or overnight, but remember that estimated
delivery times are not guaranteed.
Track your package to stay updated and address issues promptly.
How Does it Work?
What's the best warehouse location?
However, if you have 60%+ of customers on one coast, you might see greater benefits of a warehouse located on the same coast.
Ultimately, the shipping rates of the 3PL and finding the right partner are important factors to consider.
How are shipping rates calculated?
- Your Package Weight (review DIM calculations),
- Your Method of Delivery (Carrier, Expedited, etc.)
- Your Origin Zip Code (Atomix is 53233)
- Your Average Shipping Zone (calculated by Atomix)
First, determine the weight and dimensions of the package. Next, decide on the shipping method, such as standard ground or expedited service. Then, use the package information and shipping method to get a rate quote from a shipping carrier.
Important: Carriers may have specific packaging recommendations for fragile or valuable items. Make sure to follow the carrier's guidelines and to properly package the item to ensure its safe delivery.
How to Determine the Package Weight?
To weigh a package, you will need a scale that is capable of measuring the weight of the package to the nearest ounce or gram. Some common types of scales used for package weighing include digital scales, shipping scales, and platform scales. You can follow our guidelines here or reach out with any questions to Atomix.
It's also important to be aware of any restrictions or regulations that may apply for certain destinations, such as international shipping restrictions, taxes and custom duties. Some carriers may also have restrictions on shipping to certain destinations or may require additional documentation, such as a commercial invoice or a certificate of origin.
When shipping a package, you can choose from a variety of shipping options, such as ground, expedited, or overnight service. Most carriers provide an estimated delivery time for each shipping option, but it's important to note that these are estimates and actual delivery times may vary. It's also good practice to track the package throughout the shipping process, in order to stay informed about the delivery status and to be able to promptly address any issues that may arise.
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