Smart Packaging & Packaging Rules

Use Smart Packaging algorithms to pick the optimal packaging automatically for every order based on available packages and product dimensions. Set Packaging Rules to handle your own custom packaging scenarios. Get the most accurate rates from all the major carriers at checkout with Smart Packaging.

What is Smart Packaging?

Dimensional Shipping and Smart Packaging allow you to get the most accurate shipping rates from carriers. With the list of available packages and product dimensions, our algorithm finds the optimal packaging for any order and transmits the package's precise final parameters to the carrier. Alternatively, set Packaging Rules to handle your own custom packaging scenarios.
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How Smart Packaging Works

Get the most accurate real-time shipping rates using Smart Packaging algorithms
1
Set Product Dimensions
Products in your catalog must have specified dimensions (length x width x height).
2
Add Custom Packages
In your Calcurates account, add the weight parameters and the dimensions of the packaging options you use to ship.
3
Activate Smart Packaging
Set Packaging Rules or allow our algorithm to choose the optimal packaging for every order in real-time by enabling the Smart Packaging feature for carriers.
4
Get Real-Time Rates
Calcurates acquires real-time shipping rates by sending selected packages' automatically calculated dimensions and weight to carriers.

When Do You Need Smart Packaging & Dimensional Shipping?

Increase your shipping profitability and cost efficiency by using Smart Packaging and Packaging Rules to calculate rates. All you need is a database with your products' dimensions, weight, and packaging parameters.

How Real-Time Rates Accuracy Grows

depending on the data and features you use
low accuracy
Actual Weight
(No Features)
Real-time rates from carriers based on the actual weight of an order. Requires products' weight.
medium accuracy
Volumetric / Dimensional Weight
Real-time rates based on Dimensional (volumetric) weight. Requires products' weight and one of the following parameters: product dimensions, volume, or volumetric weight.
high accuracy
Smart Packaging & Packaging Rules
Real-time rates based on the weight and dimensions of the packages you ship in an order. Requires a list of packaging options, packages' dimensions, products' weight, and products' dimensions.

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How to Set Up Smart Packaging in Calcurates

Smart Packaging is a Pro feature included in Calcurates. Set up Dimensional Shipping using Smart Packaging automation and your own Packaging Rules. Manage storefront shipping through a simple interface with the help of a step-by-step guide.
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Smart Packaging — FAQ

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