Having been in the courier industry for many years, we still get this question so often: How do I measure parcels for delivery quotes? 

The fact is, many people are not sure how to go about this, yet it is an absolutely vital part of any delivery or courier service – without the correct parcel dimensions, we cannot provide an accurate quote. 

The images below, have been created to show you exactly how to measure parcels for delivery.

1. Measure the longest side of the package.

Measure The Length of a Parcel

Using a ruler or measuring tape, measure the longest side of the package that you want Cloud Logistics to deliver. Write the number down on a piece of paper. This is the length of your package.

2. Measure the width of the package.

Measure The Length of a Parcel

The shorter side of the package is known as the width. This is the shorter side of the bottom, top or open side of your package. Measure the full distance of this side with a ruler or measuring tape. Write this number down on a piece of paper.

3. Measure the height of the package.

Measure the Height of a Parcel

To determine the height of the package, measure the standing side of the box from one end to the other. Write it down on a piece of paper.

4.Actual Weight.

Weigh a Parcel for Delivery

If you have a scale (bathroom) place the item on the scale for the actual weight. Write this number down on a piece of paper. 

Once you have all these values, you’re ready to CONTACT US for a free delivery quote. Simply CLICK HERE to complete our online form and provide us with the details you measured above.