Dimensional (DIM) Weight

Dimensional weight (DIM) factors in the length, width, and height of a package when calculating shipping weight rates. This has become important since carriers are more strict about using DIM weight. Read about DIM weight here.

In ShipBridge, click Menu > Options > Rates tab > select Use dimensional weight rates.

  • FedEx – ShipBridge will always include the package dimensions in the request file.
  • UPS via Webservices or Worldship – Click Menu > Options > Shipping tab > select Populate package dimensions in shipping label requests > Save.
  • USPS via Webservices or DaZzle – Click Menu > Options > Shipping tab > select Populate package dimensions in shipping label requests > Save.

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