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Dimensional Shipping Weight for Magento 2

Make your shipping rates democratic and exact. Use the package space wisely to save on products delivery. Benefit from an accurate volume and weight estimation.

  1. Deal with world leading carriers without risks
  2. Apply the Dimensional weight shipping method
  3. Receive accurate live rates for your products
  4. Configure Volume, Dimension, Separate dimensions attributes
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Magento 2 dimensional weight pricing

Dimensional weight, a.k.a dimensional pricing/ DIM weight, implies the calculation of packages shipping costs based on the smart usage of carrier “valuable space” (not just a package weight). By default, the platform doesn’t offer volumetric shipping, which is used by multiple carriers (including Magento 2 DHL). Our extension changes the situation and provides integration with Magento 2 dimensional shipping.

How DIM weight is calculated?

This method lets you calculate the shipping cost of a product based on the weight and package volume. The general calculation formula normally looks like a package length added to its width and height (volume) and then divided by a DIM factor (or rate). For example, 10x10x20/150 = 13 Ibs. Where a DIM factor is the amount of space the package takes up per pound (it may vary from carrier to carrier, e.g. DHL ans USPS have different requirements).

How do I manage shipping costs in Magento 2?

Your products can have different sizes and shapes but you need to find a right package for each of them to save on the shipping costs. By applying Magento 2 volumetric shipping, you (a) help a carrier optimize the usage of the cargo “valuable space” and, thus, (b) receive precise live rates for your store products. Defining the dimensions of your products, packages and rules for how you pack different products together you can minimize risks and reduce this costs. See the configurations below.

What carriers are calculating costs based on dimensional weight?

The DIM pricing was accepted by larger carriers in 2015. That was the year when leading carriers replaced the package weight with its size for shipping rates calculation. The method has proven to be the most cost-effective and evolved to such an extent. Now major Magento 2 carriers, such as DHL, USPS, FedEx, or UPS, apply dimensional weight to shipments. Thus, if you deal with these carriers you’ll need to use the Dimensional Weight Shipping Method in your Magento 2 store.

How does Magento 2 Dimensional Shipping work?

Our Dimensional Shipping Weight extension for Magento 2 allows accurate configuring of Volume weight settings.

Dimensional weight or dimensional factor here is calculated as length*width*height of a product package. Relying on the dimensional factor, the extension provides a shipping factor or DIM.

The factor is later applied by a carrier to reach the most effective weight of a shipment. Put simply, the dimensional factor is an amount of space a package takes up per pound (Volumetric Weight).

When applying the Volumetric Weight attribute for a product together with a regular product attribute Weight, the Magento 2 Dimensional Shipping Weight extension will compare the two showings and choose the one with the biggest value.

How to configure Magento 2 Dimensional Shipping?

Step 1: Create a Volumetric weight attribute

To specify a volumetric weight attribute for a product, you need to create it. For this, click to add a new product attribute and define the attribute parameters. Then navigate to attribute sets and choose the categories of products to which you want to add a new attribute. After that switch to a product you need and specify the volume field for it.

Step 2: Adjust the Separate dimensions attribute calculation method

Choose Dimensional attribute in the Volume weight field. Choose a relevant attribute for the volume parameters (e.g.: Attribute 1, Attribute 2, Attribute 3) and fill in the Shipping factor.

Step 3: Configure the Dimensions attribute calculation method

Set the Dimensional attribute in the Volume weight field. Select the attribute you’ve added before. Then specify the DIM factor.

Step 4: Set up the Volume attribute calculation method

Specify the Volume attribute in the Volume weight field, then choose the Attribute you created before. To specify the DIM factor (shipping factor), consult your carrier.

magento 2 dimensional weight shipping
magento 2 dimensional weight shipping

Apply the Volumetric weight attribute calculation method

To make the Volumetric weight attribute enabled, set the Volume weight to Yes. Then select one of the volumetric weight attributes you’ve created earlier.

How does Magento 2 Dimensional Shipping Weight calculate the rates?

When the shipping rates and prices are set up in this methods, there are three active conditions: Country, Quantity, and Shipping Type.

Shipping rates for this group of products will be based on the next parameters:

  • the products attributes (Price, Quantity, and Weight) are summarized;
  • the system compares the result with the configured conditions and applies the rate, which matches all the requirements.

Additional dimensional shipping options

  • Create numerous custom shipping methods
  • Import shipping rates or manage them manually
  • Use a special grid for the imported rates
  • Display delivery time for any method
  • Assign definite rates to a product/ product group
  • Benefit from compatibility with Multi Address Checkout
  • Create custom error messages
  • Filter files automatically, avoid duplicate conditions
  • Exclude free items from shipping methods
  • Don't apply shipping rates calculation to virtual products
  • Supply product and checkout pages w/t comments and images

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In our Shipping Guide we explain Magento shipping functionality in Amasty modules and discuss real cases from our support experience.
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10 Reviews
Jul 27, 2018
saved me from crash
Because of bad store management I lost a big order. I sell Indian furniture and one customer from eu refused their order because shiping cost as much as furniture. I understood something needed to be done, we finally chose this extesion and never regreted this choice. Thanks to magento 2 dim shipping I easily send my goods of complex forms to all world including argentina, usa, eu. And clients know from first how much shipping will cost. So I don’t lose customers more. thank you so much, team!
May 10, 2018
good with a but
Honestly, this module is a norm thing. We set up the dim calculator in our sports goods store operating nationwide (usa). Esy to use tables help set the correct price for most countries. And clients can estimate shipping price right away and back off fast if anything. With this mod our in-state sales, as well as the sales to neighbor states went up, and we were very content, but… We send goods nationwide, and this can be a trouble. No long ago we (Carlifornia-based), received a bulky order from Alaska. We formed the order and shipped it at $20. But our client was enraged - they had to pay aditional $15 cz their town is located well...far off the comon track. For this client it was the end of the world. So we had to make them a 15% discount make them keep that skiing gear. We need add also the town applicable rates to prevent such situations.
Apr 28, 2018
Saves time
I don’t need to upload csv files any more, thanks god, though the feature is supported. Also, I liked to find all the shipping info I need on one grid.
May 11, 2017
Saved the day
At times it cost us much effort, such thingslike looking for a best way to send the item to the customer or best price among many courier deliveries… oh, it drive us crazy. But with this module it became much simpler. It automatically offers possible shipment options and delivery terms to buyers, so they choose themselves what’s best for them. We only step in in case some trouble happens. But we use reliable services, so problems almost never happen.
May 10, 2017
Just awesome
I bought it for volumetric shipping feature but the module is the only shipping plugin I needed and went without issues out-of-the-box.
Feb 12, 2017
Pains & Gains
Yolanda Bailarina
Given how big is our selling territory (usa/america latina.) we decided to buy tthe extension to inform our clientes about the additional shipment price. In fact, several times our buyes complained the shipment costed just as much as the costumes. It was a bad sorpresa. We hoped so much that the extension will fix this problema. We all tried to fix it but it didnt work. After we turned to support these gues made it ok for free. It was mal from start, but then it went for good.
Jan 17, 2017
Responsive support
This ext allowed me to use complex custom rules in my magento 2 site. Over the top is their support and the settings are intuitive.
Dec 17, 2016
improvement needed
Mr. Pak
We deal with around 50 orders daily and for each we need to set right delivery method and this method should be not too expensive. Or customer can say no to us at the last moment before checkout. We worked manually for many years but when this ext came out, we thought our troubles were solved. Actually we spend much less time on setting up delivery but one problem came. Some customers (big beauty shops) said no because they could not complete order. Their country sudenly changed during checkout, so they had to redo all order again. The tech team solved it and now I don't lose my clients. In other things the product is great.
Oct 15, 2016
My life savior
For long time shipping at my store was too bad cause I had to check all possible prices from national and international curies and choose best one. I had to do it all manuali, it was no way to choose only one time. Finally my manager bought this ext and my life changed. Best thing is that the ext checks the prices fro carriers and helps you select cheapest one for the destination you need. Now I mostly hear good words from our customers and unhappy customers are much less.
Sep 24, 2016
Not bad
I run seasonal bysiness, so we can’r stand delays or complications, and this plugin helps us a lots. The only trouble was that it wouldn't work with a checkout extension we had in place. The two just didn’t blend well. Overall, te sup managers were very responsive and did all the configs for free, so now we have no glitches with it.

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Version 1.9.2
Last Update: May 15, 2021
1.9.2 - May 15, 2021:
  • Compatibility with Amasty Delivery Date Manager extension was enhanced
1.9.1 - Mar 09, 2021:
  • Fix we solved the problem with incorrect deleting table rates while Replace import action
  • Fix we solved the problem with displaying Shipping Method field in non Amasty Import entities
1.9.0 - Mar 02, 2021:
  • New we added a setting for you to precisely adjust when to charge extra for excess weight. Now you can set 'Fixed Rate per 1 unit of weight' to apply only if the weight is heavier than specified in configurations.
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Version 1.8.4
Last Update: Jan 20, 2021
1.8.4 - Jan 20, 2021:
  • Improvement we enhanced the work of rate calculation algorithm and improved speed on cart and checkout pages
1.8.3 - Dec 30, 2020:
  • Fix we solved the problem with extension installing
1.8.2 - Dec 22, 2020:
  • Improvement MFTF tests were moved to additional packages particular for Magento 2.3.5+ and Magento 2.4.0+
1.8.1 - Dec 17, 2020:
  • Fix we solved the problem with extension installing
1.8.0 - Dec 16, 2020:
  • New we added sorting for table rates on the Shopping Cart/Checkout pages according to rate's Priority: the lower value in the Priority field, the higher the method on the storefront.
  • Improvement we adopted the extension to be applicable with native Magento Import Shipping Rate functionality so that the user can perform Replace/Delete/Add actions with ease. Also, the values in the Rate Method selector now contain rate_id to make their names more clear
  • Improvement we enhanced the option of volumetric/effective weight applicability - now you can strictly set up which type of weight should be used for shipping price calculation for specific shipping methods and products;
  • Improvement we improved validation of positive numeric values for the set of fields on the Amasty Shipping Table Rates configuration pages;
  • Fix we fixed the shipping cost calculation algorithm for bundle products on the multiple address checkout;
  • Fix we resolved the issue with incorrect table rate names on the Shopping Cart/Checkout pages.
Version 1.7.4
Last Update: May 28, 2020
1.7.4 - May 28, 2020:
  • Improvement the code was enhanced according to Magento standarts
1.7.3 - Apr 07, 2020:
  • Fix we solved the problem with validation Estimated Delivery field in Table Rates import
1.7.2 - Apr 02, 2020:
  • Fix we solved the problem with Magento Import component
1.7.1 - Mar 16, 2020:
  • Fix we solved the problem with downloading import sample file
1.7.0 - Mar 13, 2020:
  • New we completely revamped Table Rates import functionality - from now on we rely on Magento Import component which allows to seamlessly work with huge data volumes
  • Fix we solved the problem with enabling/disabling header and footer on Amasty One Step Checkout
Version 1.6.6
Last Update: Jan 15, 2020
1.6.6 - Jan 15, 2020:
  • Fix issue with a direct API request triggering 404 error was fixed.
1.6.5 - Dec 19, 2019:
  • Improvement MFTF-tests were updated.
  • Compatibility compatibility with Rokanthemes OpCheckout was improved.
  • Fix issue with special characters not displaying correctly (i.e., “&” instead of “&”) was resolved.
1.6.4 - Oct 04, 2019:
  • Fix we solved the problem with displaying shipping method when rule have conditions with customers
  • Fix we solved the problem with calculating volume weight for configurable products
1.6.3 - Oct 01, 2019:
  • Improvement we implemented a stability enhancement for MFTF test on Magento 2.3.3
  • Improvement we reviewed and enhanced the code
  • Fix we solved the problem with displaying incorrect Method Name when rates for different shipping types are summing up
1.6.2 - Aug 14, 2019:
  • Improvement now the extension is covered by Magento Functional Testing Framework tests
  • Improvement compatibility with Amasty One Step Checkout was enhanced
1.6.1 - Jul 18, 2019:
  • Fix the issue with displaying comments for rates on checkout page was resolved
  • Fix the issue with rates calculation on Magento 2.2 was fixed
1.6.0 - Jun 26, 2019:
  • Improvement extension was covered by unit tests
  • Improvement code was refactored according to Magento Standards
Version 1.5.0
Last Update: May 28, 2019
1.5.0 - May 28, 2019:
  • New ability to use another variable "Table Rate Name" in Shipping Method Name was added
  • Fix the issue with tax calculation for products with the same sku name was resolved
Version 1.4.15
Last Update: Apr 18, 2019
1.4.15 - Apr 18, 2019:
  • Improvement compatibility with 3-rd party extensions was improved
1.4.14 - Mar 18, 2019:
  • Fix the issue with store view settings in configuration
  • Fix the issue with zip codes validation on checkout page was resolved
1.4.13 - Feb 27, 2019:
  • Improvement compatibility with 3-rd party extensions was enhanced
1.4.12 - Feb 06, 2019:
  • Fix the issue with deleted labels for shipping method was resolved
1.4.11 - Jan 10, 2019:
  • Fix the issue with labels in single store mode was resolved
1.4.10 - Dec 27, 2018:
  • Fix grammar errors and typos fixed.
1.4.9 - Dec 20, 2018:
  • Fix Magento 2.3.0 installation issue was resolved.
1.4.8 - Dec 07, 2018:
  • Improvement the configuration settings and comments were improved
1.4.7 - Nov 12, 2018:
  • Fix the issue with the calculation of subtotal for configurable and bundle products was fixed
1.4.6 - Sep 25, 2018:
  • Fix the issue with the incorrect subtotal for a shipping method was resolved
1.4.5 - Sep 13, 2018:
  • Improvement the performance of shipping table rates calculation on the checkout page was enhanced
1.4.4 - Aug 28, 2018:
  • Fix the issue with the reloading of a shipping method was resolved
1.4.3 - Jul 12, 2018:
  • Fix the issue with displaying table rates in the shopping cart was resolved
1.4.2 - Jul 10, 2018:
  • Improvement the ability to specify the City in table rates was added
1.4.1 - Jun 18, 2018:
  • New Information section is added. Now you can see the version of an installed extension, available updates, User Guide link, conflicts, and other useful data right on the module Configuration page.
1.4.0 - May 18, 2018:
  • New implemented a safe way to attach images to shipping methods. Now you can upload an image to the shipping method and use {IMG} variable to insert it anywhere you want in the Comment field.
Version 1.3.2
Last Update: May 07, 2018
1.3.2 - May 07, 2018:
  • Improvement import errors display was improved
  • Fix the problem with incorrect methods displaying when order is created in admin area was resolved
1.3.1 - Apr 20, 2018:
  • Minor design fixes
1.3.0 - Apr 05, 2018:
  • New we introduced the Volumetric Weight calculation. If a Volumetric Weight is assigned to the product, the extension compares it with a regular product Weight and choose the biggest value for using in calculations. With this option, a carrier can optimize the usage of the cargo space more efficiently.
  • Fixed an issue with the shipping method comment that wasn't displayed on the checkout page.
Version 1.2.2
Last Update: Mar 16, 2018
1.2.2 - Mar 16, 2018:
  • Fixed an issue with unnecessary edit product page template rewrite
1.2.1 - Feb 21, 2018:
  • Improved compatibility with products that have 'Qty Uses Decimals' setting enabled.
1.2.0 - Nov 03, 2017:
  • New store view specific shipping method label settings
  • Fixed the display of very long method Title
  • Fixed the shipping methods behavior when coupon code is canceled
  • Minor interface improvements
Version 1.1.11
Last Update: Oct 06, 2017
1.1.11 - Oct 06, 2017:
  • Dependencies updated
  • Magento 2.2 compatibility tested and confirmed
1.1.10 - Jul 31, 2017:
  • Free Shipping Types note updated
1.1.7 - Apr 14, 2017:
  • Fixed rates priority in some specific cases
1.1.6 - Mar 31, 2017:
  • Better compatibility for UK postal codes
  • Few minor improvements
1.1.5 - Nov 28, 2016:
  • Compatibility with 3-rd party checkout extensions improved
1.1.4 - Nov 14, 2016:
  • Improvements for shipping methods being updated when a country changes during checkout
  • Fix for summing up rates for different shipping types being used for different products in the cart
  • Improvements for free shipping methods
1.1.2 - Sep 27, 2016:
  • Can be used with REST API / calls
1.1.1 - Sep 16, 2016:
  • Compatibility with Unirgy Umarketplace
  • Fix for the situation when there were no free types for some shipping method
1.1.0 - Aug 22, 2016:
  • Added an option to display shipping method for Shipping Types without rates in the method
  • Fix for displaying an error message on checkout
Version 1.0.5
Last Update: Jul 28, 2016
1.0.5 - Jul 28, 2016:
  • Compatibility with Magento 2.1
1.0.3 - Jul 22, 2016:
  • Magento 2.1 compatibility and minor improvements
1.0.2 - Jul 05, 2016:
  • Fixed merge of .css files
1.0.1 - May 30, 2016:
  • For wrong CSV file error message is now displayed correctly
  • Translation file added
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