Shipping calculator is your gateway to understanding the costs of international shipping from the get-go. It’s like having a trusted guide by your side, providing clear estimates before you even consider using a package forwarding company.

With us, Vyking Ship, we offer clear pricing, but its still our duty to guide you. Whether you’re a newcomer to parcel forwarding or an experienced user, leveraging the shipping calculator is essential. It equips you with the tools to plan ahead, budget wisely, and make informed decisions about your shipping expenses.

Let’s dive into how the shipping calculator revolutionizes your shipping journey, but shipping packages internationally can feel like stepping into a labyrinth without a map. But fret not, we’re here to illuminate the path for you, starting with a concept called dimensional weight.

Understanding Dimensional Weight

So, what exactly is dimensional weight? Imagine this: when you send a package, carriers such as FedEx, UPS, or DHL don’t just glance at its weight; they also take its size into account. Why? Because every inch of cargo space on their planes and every pound of weight capacity is precious. They rely on a formula to calculate dimensional weight, also known as volumetric weight, ensuring they optimize their resources efficiently.

Let’s delve a bit deeper. Suppose you’re shipping a large plush teddy bear. It might not tip the scales much, but because of its bulk, the carrier needs to factor that in. Here’s where dimensional weight shines. The carrier calculates the package’s dimensional weight and compares it to its actual weight. Whichever is higher dictates the postage you’ll pay.

But why the fuss about size? Picture trying to squeeze a hefty package into a plane. It’s akin to fitting a square peg into a round hole – not an easy feat. Carriers want to ensure they charge accordingly for the space your package occupies.

Whether you’re browsing online or dispatching a package, always scrutinize the dimensions. Avoid the shock of exorbitant shipping costs down the line. Trust us; investing a moment to calculate postage based on the carrier’s formula is worth it. You wouldn’t want shipping expenses to outweigh the item’s value!

At Vyking Ship, we’ve got your back, scouting out the best shipping options. We collaborate with USPS, DHL, and FedEx because they offer competitive rates for packages of all sizes and weights. USPS hinges its rates solely on actual weight, sidestepping dimensional weight concerns. However, DHL and FedEx incorporate dimensional weight into their pricing structures, emphasizing the need to comprehend it.

Using Our Shipping Calculator

Now, let’s demystify our shipping calculator – your trusty ally in navigating shipping costs. It’s a breeze. Simply designate your parcel’s destination country and city. Then, furnish the details and dimensions of your package, and presto! You’ll receive your estimates quicker than you can say “shipping conundrum.”

Our shipping calculator is akin to having your own shipping expert at your beck and call. It furnishes the EXACT amount you’ll need to dish out to ship that package through us (provided you’ve entered the correct information).

No unwelcome surprises, no concealed fees.

What you see is what you’ll pay, unless you opt for additional services costing mentioned for ease

If you’re grappling with dimensional weight’s implications on shipping costs, fret not. FedEx and DHL offer calculators that simplify the process. Just input your package’s dimensions, and they’ll furnish an estimate grounded in dimensional weight pricing.

So, when you’re dispatching a package, remember to assess its size alongside its weight. By grasping dimensional weight, you’ll traverse the shipping landscape with finesse, ensuring you secure the most favorable rates possible.

Happy shipping! 🚀

April 15th, 2022: At this time, all of the carriers we send packages through have suspended service to Russia and Ukraine. We will update this as service availability changes, but we do not have any information as to when these suspensions will be lifted. We will work with all customers affected by these suspensions.

The USPS has also suspended most services to New Zealand. Packages sent through USPS or USPS through Asendia to New Zealand can only ship via Express.

USPS service to Australia has also been limited. If you are shipping through USPS or Asendia, you must select Express, First Class, or World Tracked.

Any payments received for shipping options that are not available will be refunded, and the package will be re-entered into your Vyking Ship account.

Please contact us if you have any questions. For a list of USPS service suspensions, please visit their website: