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Items that are prohibited from shipping are wholly carrier dependent and country specific.
It is important to understand that for safety and compliance reasons - if an item is illegal in the UK, it is also prohibited from being shipped domestically or internationally.
There may be possible domestic and international export restrictions on particular items in some countries or even in parts of the same country, whilst not in others. For example; it may be possible to ship Alcohol (Beers, Wines and Spirits) domestically to some, but not all parts of the UK. There are also restrictions that can be applied to your parcels, depending on the amount of alcohol present (% ABV).For more information, each carrier will have a list of prohibited items on their websites.
Your (White Label Broker) should provide you with a copy of their terms and conditions for carriage which will include a list or reference to prohibited items.
Utilising carrier PUDO Points (Pickup & Delivery Points) is a great cost effective way to ship low volumes and also offers a convenient return solution for your customers. Simply create the return label, email it to your customer and then they can take it to the drop-shop of their choice. You can find the nearest carrier PUDO point via anyone of the carriers websites.
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The volumetric weight or dimensional weight of a shipment is based on a calculation that reflects the density of a package. A larger, less dense item generally occupies more space, in comparison to its actual weight.
Volumetric weight can be calculated by multiplying the length, width and height of a parcel and dividing that either by 4000, 5000 or 6000, depending on the carrier.
Once the volumetric weight has been calculated, a carrier will use the higher of the two weights to calculate the shipping costs.
Taking the carriers current requirements into consideration, we've built a volumetric weight calculator tool into our shipment creation form, giving you more accurate cost indications for your shipments.