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How to measure your shipment by UPakWeShip


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UPakWeShip shows you how they measure your stuff for shipping overseas. Get great rates and service options at

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How to measure your shipment by UPakWeShip

  1. 1. To work out the volume of anything you need to measure the length, width and height and multiply them together. For example a box 24 x 18 x 18 inches = 7776 Divide that number by 1728 (which is 12x12x12) to give you cubic feet so that 24x18x18 inch box is 4.5 cubic feet Are you with me so far?
  2. 2.  Your shipment will be stacked on a pallet  The pallets we use are 48 inches by 40 inches  These are standard shipping pallets  So your shipment will measure 48” x 40” by the height of your highest box.  Want to see pictures….
  3. 3. Our pallets are 48 inches wide x 40 inches long We will then measure the height of the highest piece on the pallet.
  4. 4.  If it doesn’t fit flat then the height of your shipment will be taken from the height of the tallest piece so if you have an ironing board, rolled up carpet, fishing pole, guitar case sticking up then the height will be measured from that height. Anything laid flat must be within the 48x40 pallet area
  5. 5.  If you have too many boxes to fit on one level and one or a few boxes are stacked on top of the others then the height of your shipment is from the highest point on the pallet.
  6. 6.  We cant use the space for anything else so whether you utilize the space to its full potential or leave air space around the highest point, its going to cost you the same, so try and make your boxes stack evenly together. NOTE: nothing can stick out from the pallet & has to be placed within 48x40 inch area
  7. 7.  So as there are no discrepancies with your volume. Please mark out using painters tape / masking tape on your floor a rectangle 48 inches x40 inches  Now put your things in that rectangle and measure from the floor to the highest thing in your rectangle.  So if your highest item is 36 inches your shipping volume will be 48”x40”x36” which multiplied together is 69120 divided by 1728 = 40 cubic feet
  8. 8.  Hopefully this now makes sense and you can measure your shipment like a pro.  Just remember your volume is 48”x40” x the height in inches of your highest piece. Multiply together then divide by 1728 Using boxes the same size makes for neat stacking and best use of space
  9. 9.  If you would like to load your own pallet we can send you a pallet, securing straps and plastic cover for an additional $150 on top of the door to door price.  Keep it as long as you like and when its all loaded call us and we will collect it from your driveway or garage.
  10. 10. We hope you now have a better understanding of volumes. If you have any other questions, you can always ask The Moving Doctor on our blog. Or check out our volume calculators We hope you enjoyed our presentation. For more info don’t hesitate to call 1 866 868 6386 or email