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Shipping rates by box size L x W x H
 
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HI:
I am new here but have been reading about Magento since Sept 07.

One of the most important features for my company is that the cart can figure shipping cost by box size dimension L x W x H. Is this something you might add soon?

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Best if shipping cost coul be calculated as the max between Weight and Volume.

 
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Yes, I also need to be able to calculate shipping based on dimensions and weight. Our products vary in size greatly, so simply specifying a default is not sufficient.

 
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I’m bumping this request.  We are looking for the same option.  Our products greatly differ in sizes and in weight.  Weight just can’t accurately depict the amount it cost us to ship an item.

Any updates on this feature and when/if it might be added?

 
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I think you could add in product attributes for length, width and height and create or modify your shipping method to read these and use them for calculations.

 
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I too am looking for this same functionality… Any comments Magento?? Is this a very difficult thing to implement? I know the API for UPS and FedEx both support sending L x W x H data to get accurate shipping quotes…

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I’m bumping this as well.  This is an absolute necessity for my company.  We sell some large, very light items (cases of Potato Chips).  Without dimensional weight support, we would lose an extraordinary amount of money.

OSCommerce has a dimensional weight capability for UPS which calculates boxes by volume and it works really well.  I would also need it for the USPS since they added dimensional weight costs last year.

Any idea on when this feature may be added?

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Chris Norton - 12 June 2008 02:20 PM

I think you could add in product attributes for length, width and height and create or modify your shipping method to read these and use them for calculations.

It is not that simple and easy I guess, we need professional level to do this task since it’s very complex - figure out which ever is higher between actual weight of the item and volumetric weight ( L x W x H divided by 6,000) than we get the shipping weight which will be charged also by the courier company.
Grouped the countries into shipping zone for international shipping destination is also an urgent need.

 
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OSCommerce has a routine to do this.  However, it would have to be ported to Magento and this does require a professional smile

 
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Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuump.

 
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Agreed. Anyone have plans on doing this? Would be good to know so that there aren’t wasted hours.

 
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I don’t know if this is helpful, but the Fontis (Australia Post) shipping module has the fields in place in the code to add dimensions, it’s just not implemented as the dimensions for our stock items would be custom fields.
Sorry, it is only for Australia, but it does work well,

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Bump.

Why does Magento NOT support something as critical as this?

 
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I don’t even see this on the Roadmap page. Is this not even on the table, or is still be considered, or something else?

An official answer would help a lot smile

 
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TNT shipping carrier requires volume not weight as default type of measurement for price… and it is mandatory… Think that it is a lil bit uncomfortable if you selling things such as pens etc. (talking about B2B shop) because it’s hard to estimate final shipping price. I think this could be managed through product atributtes ( the volume I mean) and modifyin’ shipping carriers, to accept volume params. I still believe I can make it work for TNT but who knows how big the difference between magentos and real volume will be :D by the way BUMP

 
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