Measuring your shipment accurately is crucial for a smooth shipping process and to avoid additional fees from couriers. Here's how to measure your package correctly:

Importance of Accurate Measurements:

- Proper measurements inform the couriers about the type of truck needed for pickup.

- Incorrect measurements can lead to additional charges from couriers.

Steps to Measure Your Shipment:

1. Use an Accurate Tape Measure:

   - Ensure you have a reliable and accurate tape measure.

   - Measure your package multiple times to confirm accuracy.

2. Measure from the Widest Point:

   - Always measure your package from its widest points.

   - This is the measurement couriers will use when assessing the package at their facilities.

3. Round Up Non-Whole Numbers:

   - For any measurement that isn't a whole number (e.g., 16.5 inches or 54.2 cm), round up to the next whole number.

   - This practice helps prevent additional fees for incorrect measurements.

Additional Tips:

- Double-check your measurements before finalizing your shipment details.

- Ensure all measurements (length, width, and height) are rounded up if necessary.

- Accurate measurements help in providing an efficient and cost-effective shipping process.

For more detailed guidance, check out our blog posts:

-  Ship Tips: Learn practical tips for measuring your packages accurately to avoid shipping issues.

Packing and Shipping Tips for Preventing Damage: Discover common pitfalls and how to ensure your package measurements are precise.

By following these guidelines and utilizing our additional resources, you can ensure your shipment is measured correctly, helping to avoid any unexpected fees and ensuring a smooth delivery process. For further assistance, don't hesitate to reach out to our  Heroic Support Team™.

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