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Actual Weight or Volumetric Weight?
Chargeable to whichever weight is higher.
Minimum chargeable weight for Air Freight is 0.5kg per box and an incremental weight break of 0.1kg thereafter. Invoice will be based on the chargeable weight.
SHIPPING TIP: As per freight industry practice, the chargeable weight of a package is calculated based on Volumetric or Actual weight, whichever is higher.
Volumetric weight of a package is a calculation that reveals the density of a package and we use the below formula to derive the volumetric weight of a package:
Volumetric weight = [length(cm) x breadth(cm) x height(cm) ] / 5,000cm
You can advise your merchant to ensure proper packaging or pack your purchase into a smallest possible box.
In addition, you can consolidate your shipping charges by paying multiple packages together. As such, only one single base charge is billed.
Japan Shipping Rates
Cost of Air Shipping 4 individual parcels from the Japan retailer:
|Individual||Parcel No.||Example Product||Weight||Base Shipping Rate (USD)||Weight Rate (USD)||Total (USD)|
|Invoice 1||Parcel 1||Book||0.5kg||US$22.50||US$7.325||US$29.82|
|Invoice 2||Parcel 2||Pair of Women's Shoes||1.5kg||US$22.50||US$21.975||US$44.48|
|Invoice 3||Parcel 3||Women’s Handbag||2.0kg||US$22.50||US$29.30||US$51.80|
|Invoice 4||Parcel 4||Sleeping Bag||3.0kg||US$22.50||US$43.95||US$66.45|
Cost of Air Shipping 4 aggregate parcels into 1 invoice from the Japan retailer:
|Consolidated||Parcel No.||Example Product||Weight||Base Shipping Rate (USD)||Weight Rate (USD)||Total (USD)|
|Invoice 1||Parcel 1||Book||0.5kg||US$22.50||US$7.325||US$29.825|
|Parcel 2||Pair of Women's Shoes||1.5kg||US$0.00||US$21.975||US$21.975|
|Parcel 3||Women’s Handbag||2.0kg||US$0.00||US$29.30||US$29.30|
|Parcel 4||Sleeping Bag||3.0kg||US$0.00||US$43.95||US$43.95|
|Total Cost (USD):||US$125.05|