Package dimension accuracy is crucial for calculating an accurate shipping rate, especially when opting for dimensional weight pricing. Otherwise, you may face up-charges and even penalties for inaccurate reporting. You can make sure you get your dimensions right every time with a few available tools we recommend. 

Package Dimension Tools

Knowing your package dimensions makes for a seamless, hassle-free shipping experience. Some customers contact us after a shipment wondering why their card was charged more following the initial transaction. And more often than not it’s all because they entered inaccurate package weight, dimensions or both. 

So getting an accurate dimension reading every time removes any confusion or uncertainty from the equation. Sometimes this can be challenging and inconvenient (not everyone has a tape measure). Fortunately, there are several tools on the market to help you. 

  • AirMeasure

    • AirMeasure turns your smartphone into a virtual tape measure.
    • Using an algorithm applying the existing environment around your smartphone, AirMeasure overlays new information using your smartphone camera. It’s the ultimate measuring toolkit, allowing you to take accurate measurements any time, any place, right from your phone. 
  • iPhone 

    • The iPhone also has a similar default feature to AirMeasure called Measure
    • Using your camera, you can take your package dimension measurement and adjust starting and ending points. Your iPhone allows you to save your measurement and even copy and paste all the information. 
    • You can also take a photo of your shipment and measurement, making edits using the iPhone Markup feature. 
    • Serving as a virtual tape measure right from your smartphone, Measure deploys augmented reality to make your everyday life easier. Who wants to walk around with a bulky tape measure anyway? 
  • Bosch BLAZE GLM 20 Laser Measure

    • If you don’t like relying on your smartphone for electronic measurement, there is the Bosch BLAZE GLM 20 laser measure
    • A fast and accurate way to measure, the BLAZE GLM 20 laser measure is as compact as a smartphone and promises precision measurement in real-time. With instant and reliable measurements up to 65 feet, users need only press one button to get accurate measurements to within 1/8 inches. 
  • Rubbermaid Digital Utility Scale

    • When it comes to calculating package weight, the Rubbermaid Digital Utility Scale is as accurate as it gets. 
    • With a 150 pound capacity, the Rubbermaid Utility Scale makes weight measurement quick and seamless, complete with a non-skid platform. 

No matter the scale of your operations, time is money. Saving your time when it comes to determining package dimensions with the most accurate resources available will make your business management a breeze. 

When weighing your shipping strategy options, make sure you’re partnering with the right shipping service. ShipTime lets you enter box dimensions and package weight for an accurate rate quote. Aggregating data to find you the best shipping rates available, the ShipTime search engine finds you the best possible shipping rates. Meanwhile, the ShipTime dashboard speeds your shipping quote with predefined box sizes. It also provides predefined incentive rewards with a “My Pickups” functionality to track scheduled pickups and times.  

Learn more here.