Toronto, Canada, March 28, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- It’s an old question with an interesting twist: Which costs more to ship – a pound of bricks or a pound of feathers? The answer: It depends on the size of the box.
Couriers use package dimensions to determine the “dimensional weight” of a shipment. Large packages cost couriers more to ship than smaller packages. Couriers charge this higher cost to their shipping customers. For example, if a square box measures 24 inches on each side, the U.S. Postal Service, FedEx UPS and DHL count the weight of the box as 72 pounds, even if the box and its contents weigh only 25 pounds.
ShipGooder.com, the market leader for providing courier rate searches across multiple carriers, today announced the launch of a new dimensional weight feature. In addition, ShipGooder.com announced a new function to allow visitors to specify a residential destination for their shipments.
Visitors to ShipGooder.com simply enter their shipping origin and destination zip codes, along with the dimensions and weight of their shipment. Package dimensions can be input when visitors click on the “advanced options” link on the homepage. ShipGooder automatically determines the dimensional weight of the package to calculate the ultimate shipping weight that couriers will charge. Current rates from the U.S. Postal Service, FedEx, UPS and DHL are instantly displayed in a simple table along with rates from local and regional carriers.
Once the rates are displayed, ShipGooder’s AJAX technology allows visitors to change any shipping parameter, such as the package weight or destination zip code to see updates to the rates in real-time. Additionally, the free website does not require visitors to register any personal information, and does not clutter its pages with distracting ads.
“We are very pleased with all of the positive feedback we have been receiving from visitors to ShipGooder.com,” stated Franc Vodopivec, President of ShipGooder, Inc. “Our users have spoken: they requested dimensional weights and we have delivered,” he added. “ShipGooder’s popularity is growing exponentially every month,” said Nancy Chafee, V.P. of Sales and Marketing. “We were delighted when, earlier this month, PC World magazine compared ShipGooder.com to three of our competitors and ShipGooder was the hands-down winner.”
About ShipGooder, Inc.
Toronto-based ShipGooder, Inc. was founded in October 2006 after many years of preparation and planning to develop a multi-carrier rate engine that allows users to quickly compare services from national, regional and local couriers in the U.S. and Canada. ShipGooder.com provides an easy, fast rate engine to obtain the best shipping rates.
For more information and additional media resources, please contact:
Nancy Chafee, V.P. Sales and Marketing