UPS and FedEx Announce Dimensional Weight (DIM) Changes for 2015

UPS and FedEx recently announced dimensional weight (DIM) changes.

Both UPS and FedEx announced that starting on December 29, 2014 (UPS) and January 1, 2015 (FedEx), all packages will be subject to DIM weight charges, which will have a significant impact on the cost of shipping smaller and lighter packages by ground.

You can read the press release here.

FEDEX PACKAGE EXAMPLE:

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The current freight charge for a 12 lb. box, zone 8, ground shipment of 14x14x14 box costs $19.67 to ship.
If the new DIM Weight calculation for ground freight were applied today, the same box would cost $24.26. A 17% increase.
(source: Parcel Magazine)

Factoid: According to PARCELindustry.com FedEx delivers around 4.6 million ground shipments
per day – of which 3.9 million will be affected by the new DIM Weight calculation.

What Can I Do?

Fortunately QMI Services and CubiScan® have been helping customers for 25+ years with capturing weights and dimensions – offering static based systems as well as automated shipping systems.

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For lower volume shipping operations, the CubiScan 100 and 110 automatically populate data fields for weight and dimensions in a number of shipping platforms including UPS® WorldShip®, FedEx® Ship Manager and other products.

Data interface software, called Qbit™ allows the perfect integration and migration of weight and dimensional data to your shipping application.

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The CubiScan 150 allows for larger freight as well as the smaller pieces, up to 48” long packages. Additional benefits include integration to other automated processes such as print/apply and automatic scanning.

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This system is designed to weigh and capture dimensions in motion. Easily integrates to existing conveyor systems or can be a standalone system as well as a key component to a fully automated shipping and manifest system.

CubiScan 210

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Already have an inline scale and just need cubing added? The 210 comes in 2 configurations that will accommodate boxes only, or boxes and irregular shapes such as bags or pouches. It integrates easily to existing scan/weigh in-motion equipment, or can be installed with a standalone inline scale.