Using a list of your shipping box sizes, we will sort the items in the checkout (using your item dimensions) into the smallest shipping box possible. Our system will then compare the dimensional weight of your shipping box(es) with the physical weight of your items, and quote shipping costs based on the greater of the two (the same way that the carriers will rate).
Cartonization is meant to be used when dimensional weight influences your shipping cost and your item dimensions do not give the full picture of how much space the order will take up when shipped.
Here are some examples of when the dimensions of your items may not provide a complete picture:
If your shipping box dimensions do not make much of a difference in shipping cost, it may not be worth the effort of setting up cartonization. We can still calculate shipping costs based on the dimensional weight of your items without setting up cartonization.
To use cartonization, you must do two things:
Zonos' cartonization solution can also handle special shipping circumstances, such as items that ship in multiple boxes or items that always ship alone.
See Zonospolicies and agreements.
Zonos uses cartonization to provide a shipping quote based on shipping box size rather than your item weights or item dimensions.