Enter the parcel length (in), the parcel width (in), and the parcel height (in) into the Volumetric Weight Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Volumetric Weight. 

Volumetric Weight Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Volumetric Weight. 

VW = PL * PW * PH / 138.345


  • VW is the Volumetric Weight (lbs)
  • PL is the parcel length (in) 
  • PW is the parcel width (in) 
  • PH is the parcel height (in) 

How to Calculate Volumetric Weight?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Volumetric Weight.

  1. First, determine the parcel length (in).
  2. Next, determine the parcel width (in). 
  3. Next, determine the parcel height (in). 
  4. Next, gather the formula from above = VW = PL * PW * PH / 138.345.
  5. Finally, calculate the Volumetric Weight.
  6. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above. 

Example Problem:

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

parcel length (in) = 10

parcel width (in) = 5

parcel height (in) = 6VW = PL * PW * PH / 138.345 =  ?