Welcome to Rice Lake’s online resource for calculating dimensional weight, how dimensioning systems work, and which system is right for you. If you’re looking for specs on Rice Lake’s iDimension® Series, the below buttons will take you to the specific product pages.
Dimensional weighing is the shift in the shipping industry by determining shipping prices based on a package’s volume as well as weight, and charge for whichever is greater.
Why has dimensional weighing become such a key focus? A carrier’s truck is often filled due to space restrictions much sooner than it reaches its weight capacity, such as over-using packing materials, which creates empty space in boxes.
Learn more about dimensional weight by reading our article What Is Dimensional Weight?
If you’re ever unsure about dimensional weight or if you are meeting shipping guidelines, ask the person who knows best when it comes to your outbound freight—your carrier!
Learn how to improve shipping processes by reading our article Top 10 Ways to Improve Dim Weight Shipping Processes.
Most dimensioning systems use safe laser sensing technology to determine the cubed dimensions of items. Although each manufacturer has specific selling points, each dimensioning system should provide accurate, cubic dimensions. The following are questions you should ask about each dimensioning system you review prior to purchase.
See how the iDimension Series works by viewing iDimension demonstration videos about iDimension’s assembly, configuration with flat bases or roller top scales, and how to dimension parcels.
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