Enter the length, width, height, and divisor into the calculator to determine the Dim Factor.

## Dim Factor Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Dim Factor.

DF = L * W * H / D

Variables:

- DF is the Dim Factor L is the length of the package (inches) W is the width of the package (inches) H is the height of the package (inches) D is the divisor, which is a constant set by the shipping company (cubic inches/lb)

To calculate the Dim Factor, multiply the length, width, and height of the package. Then divide the result by the divisor set by the shipping company. The result is the Dim Factor, which is used to determine the dimensional weight of a package for shipping purposes.

## What is a Dim Factor?

A Dim Factor, short for Dimensional Factor, is a number used in logistics to calculate the dimensional weight of a package for shipping. It is a formula that takes into account the length, width, and height of a package, rather than just its actual weight. This is important because large, lightweight packages can take up a lot of space on a delivery vehicle, so carriers use the Dim Factor to charge more for these types of packages.

## How to Calculate Dim Factor?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Dim Factor.

- First, determine the length of the package (inches).
- Next, determine the width of the package (inches).
- Next, determine the height of the package (inches).
- Next, determine the divisor, a constant set by the shipping company (cubic inches/lb).
- Finally, calculate the Dim Factor using the formula DF = L * W * H / D.
- After inserting the values for L, W, H, and D, calculate the result.

**Example Problem:**

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

Length of the package (inches) = 10

Width of the package (inches) = 5

Height of the package (inches) = 8

Divisor (cubic inches/lb) = 12