Enter the total cost of the shipping and the total weight of the package into the calculator to determine the shipping cost per pound.

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## Shipping Cost Per Pound Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Shipping Cost Per Pound.

SCP = SC / SW

- Where SCP is the shipping cost per pound ($/pound)
- SC is the total shipping cost ($)
- SW is the total shipping weight (lbs)

To calculate the shipping costs per pound, divide the total shipping cost by the total shipping weight.

## What is the Shipping Cost Per Pound?

Definition:

**The average shipping cost per pound is $1.35**, though it varies by location. The cost depends on the size of the item and its final destination.

For UPS, packages of less than one pound start at $2.74 and for packages of one pound or more start at $7. As the weight goes up, the cost per pound typically drops significantly until you hit a certain point.

After a certain point, the weight is too large for normal carries, and a specialty carrier or freight must be used, which will be much more expensive.