How We Measure Your Package

HOW DO WE MEASURE YOUR CONSIGNMENT FOR DELIVERY?

Black and White Couriers is a “one stop shop” business.  Before you request a quote for delivery, you need to determine how big or heavy your consignment is as this has a direct bearing on the cost.

Often a consignment that is large in size but weighs very little is charged as if it weighed a great deal. This is because most courier companies use cubic measurement as a way of determining how valuable space taken up by an item is -in comparison to its actual weight.

At Black and White Couriers, we charge the greater of either the volumetric weight or the actual weight. Cubic measurement is a fair way of calculating and charging for freight of all sizes and weights. It involves comparing the volumetric weight (kg, based on size) against the actual weight (in kg).

For example, assume a carton measures 70cm x 60cm x 35cm and has an actual weight of 25kg. This equates to a volumetric weight of 36.75kgs vs actual weight of 25kg. The Courier company will base its charge for the delivery on the volumetric weight because of the space it takes up.


CALCULATION TABLE

Height 
(cm)
Width
(cm)
Length
(cm)
Actual
Weight (kgs)
Chargeable
Weight (kgs)