At the same time, dimensional weight
(DIM) pricing is pressuring the same companies to reduce box sizes and the cost to ship their orders.
The canonical correlation between the two sets of dimensional weights
and metacognitive measures was not significant, Pillai's criterion = .
Reducing dimensional weight
charges has been a big driver of interest in this machine, he says.
FedEx also will add a new dimensional weight
system for oversized, large FedEx Ground shipments.
When major parcel carriers like FedEx and UPS switched to shipping fee calculations based on both package weight and size, or dimensional weight
(DIM weight), in early 2015, interest in--and installation of--automated systems to more accurately capture item data increased, particularly with the spectacular growth of e-commerce shopping and parcel shipping.
Today, FedEx bills that box for the actual weight or dimensional weight
by dividing by 166, which is 10.
Most recently, it's the iregular-shaped items stocked by e-commerce and omni-channel facilities that have posed the greatest challenge--both in terms of maximizing the storage density within the facility and in reducing dimensional weight
(DIM) carrier charges for shipping.
Chrisman added, We are in an era where dimensional weight
pricing is putting additional strain on e-commerce retailers, 90% of whom have a wide array of products and order configurations that demand a higher degree of box customization.
Ross: The rates have generally stabilized after a bump up last year due to the dimensional weight
changes, but they are going higher.