Parcel Girth

Many couriers and shipping services have limits on the size of the parcels they’re able to transport.

That’s why PACK & SEND has put together a parcel girth calculator, so you can make sure your packages are suitable for delivery.

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What is parcel girth?

The girth of a parcel is its thickness or circumference. It refers to the total length of the width and height combined. Use the diagram above to work out which dimensions you need to measure. The length of your parcel is always its longest side.

Parcel girth is the figure used to determine whether a courier or shipping service will be able to handle and deliver your parcel, as many have a maximum length and girth limit for certain shipping services.

Understanding the girth of a parcel means our service centres can prepare your shipment for safe and efficient transit.

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Calculating parcel girth

Working out the girth of your parcel is simple. Follow the instructions below, or alternatively enter the dimensions of your parcel into PACK & SEND’s parcel girth calculator:

  • Measure the width and height of your parcel or crate in centimetres or meters
  • Add the two figures together and multiply the total by 2 to calculate the girth
  • Measure the length of the package
  • Add that figure together with the girth to get the ‘length + girth’ total

The formula to calculate parcel girth should look something like this: (width + height) x 2 (+ the length to get the ‘length + girth).


How PACK & SEND can help

Short on time or rather avoid the hassle?

No problem; PACK & SEND manage the entire shipping process for you, from pickup to delivery. They only need the item dimensions to give you a comprehensive estimate without you having to calculate anything.

Even if you have irregular or awkwardly shaped items – especially those that prove challenging to pack and measure – we’ll be able to calculate and quote them for you.

If you’re looking to get parcels shipped at home or overseas, why not look at our extensive range of shipping and packaging services that help you get any cargo to its destination safely and on time.

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