Creative Ways to Calculate Freight Weights
No scale? Heavy or unusual sized items? No problem. See creative ways you can still get an accurate weight for your freight before you request a quote:
- Weigh one item and multiply
- Use manufacturer specs
- Go back to raw materials
Don’t forget: Always consider the weight of your packaging materials, which can drastically affect your shipping method—and costs.
Freightquote by C.H. Robinson is here to help you get an accurate shipping quote, which depends on precise weight measurements. But maybe you don’t have a dedicated freight scale. Or you’re shipping large, heavy, or unusual sized items that won’t fit on a scale. No problem. You may just need to get creative.
If you’re moving multiple items, weigh one and multiply by the total number in your shipment. You can also search online for manufacturer specs. Websites and user manuals often include product weights. Still not sure? You can add the weights of the raw materials used to create the product.
Don’t forget: Be sure to include the weight of your packaging materials! For instance, a standard 48x48 inch pallet can weigh up to 50 pounds, which can drastically affect your shipping method—and costs.
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