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Customize Display Options in AfterShip Shipping

Shipping charges are calculated based on many factors like chosen service type, package weight, package dimensions, etc. AfterShip Shipping allows you to handle both of measurement units and values to make the label generation and shipping process easier.

How does it benefit you?

Convenient: you can choose units that you’re comfortable working with.
Easy: you can change the units in just a few clicks.

Steps to follow

Go to Display options > Select dimension and weight unit from the drop-down list
Enter the value in the ‘Default Weight & Dimensions’ field
Save changes

Measurement units and values

The major benefit of using AfterShip Shipping’s Measurement Units and Values is you will have complete clarity regarding the size and weight of the parcel. In case nothing is mentioned on the product, the default package weight/dimension will be used. It will help you create labels promptly 👍

1. Default Measurement Units

Weight unit

It defines how heavy a package is. Weight in AfterShip Shipping can be defined in:

Pound (lb)
Ounce (oz)
Kilogram (kg)
Gram (g)

By default, weight is displayed in “lb”.

Dimension unit

Dimensions refer to the package size defined in terms of its length, width, and height. Dimensions in AfterShip Shipping can be defined in:

Inch (in)
Centimeter (cm)

By default, dimensions are displayed in inches.

Your settings for measurement units will be applied to all the orders, irrespective of their status.

2. Default Weight & Dimensions

In case new orders don’t carry clear information about the weight and dimensions, simply add the value in the given fields.

Your settings for measurement values will be applied only to the new orders.
In case of queries, please connect with our support team 👍

Updated on: 23/11/2023

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