Why are there two different ways to calculate inbound shipping weight ?

The two different ways to calculate the inbound shipping weight are:

  • Based on Product actual weight
  • Based on The greater of (product weight, dimensional weight)  

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The product actual weight uses the strict actual weight of the product.


The greater of (product weight, dimensional weight) will calculate the dimensional weight of the product and look at the two numbers and use whatever number is greater to calculate the inbound shipping weight.

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