Packaging matters

What you need to consider for an accurate estimate:

Accurate dimensions are critical to getting an accurate shipping quote and ensuring there are no surprises after you ship, such as the item being returned or additional charges. Most carriers quote shipping costs using a dimensional weight calculation: height x length x width, divided by 166 (shipping services vary, but this calculation covers most eBay Labels shipping services). You’re billed according to whichever cost is greater — the dimensional calculation or actual scale weight. That’s why accurate dimensions are so important.

Accurate weight is secondary to dimensions. In many cases dimensions actually drive the rate so grab a tape measure first then use your scale to determine the weight.

ALWAYS round up.
For both dimensions and weight, remember to round up to the nearest whole number.

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