Maximum Sizes and Weights for UPS services

Unlike USPS®, which has a different size and weight restriction for almost every service, UPS makes it pretty simple!

Here are the weight and size guidelines for UPS services:

  • Packages can be up to 150 lbs

  • Packages can be up to 165 inches in length and girth combined

  • Packages can be up to 108 inches in length

  • Packages with a large size-to-weight ratio require special pricing and dimensional weight calculations

These size and weight restrictions pertain to all domestic and international services that UPS offers on Pirate Ship.

Note: If you ship a package with UPS that exceeds these weight and size resrictions, UPS will hit you with an "Over Maximum Limits" surcharge, which is $920 😱

Learn more about UPS surcharges.

How to Calculate Girth

To calculate the girth of your package, apply the following steps:

  1. Measure the three dimensions of your box, in inches. For example, let's say your box is 12x10x8".

  2. Add the measurements of the two smallest dimensions together (in this case, 10" plus 8" equals 18"). Multiply that number by two, and you've got the girth 👍

In the example above, the girth of this package is 36".

Watch out for Dimensional Weight

If your packages are large but lightweight, watch out for Dimensional Weight (or "DIM") surcharges! UPS handles dimensional weight nearly identical to how UPS does, but there are some differences depending on the specific UPS service you paid for.

You can learn more about Dimensional Weight here.

Any questions? Click the blue button to get in touch with our Support Crew - we're happy to lend a hook 😃

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