According to the international rule, the cost of air transportation is calculated in two ways: actual (scale) and volumetric weight!
This rule is not created by USA2GEORGIA.
Airlines that serve transport companies calculate the cost of transportation according to the international rules.
According to international regulations of air transport: if the volumetric weight of the parcel is greater than the actual weight of the parcel, the cost of transportation is calculated according to the volumetric weight.
How volumetric weight is calculated:
Length * width * height / 6000 (in cm)
Last year, almost the whole year was a promotional period for our customers, and only the real weight was the cost of transportation. However, after the tightening of the statute of transcontinental shipments, the calculation of the cost of transportation returned to the international standard.
Please note – this does not mean that all and every parcel will be charged by volumetric weight.
Only those packages whose volumetric weight is greater than actual weight will be calculated by volumetric weight.
Also, parcels sent with a polythene bag will be counted as real (scale weight).
In addition, the company has returned the repacking (parcel size reduction) service.
An experienced team of experts, specializing in Cut-Down / "Repacking" service, is involved in the "Repacking Service".
They try to reduce the volume of parcels as much as possible, which is beneficial for both the company and the customers.
"Repackaging service" for up to 500,000 users was determined at a minimum cost.
- In the case of a parcel weighing up to 10 kg, repacking service for each parcel is - 2 US dollars.
- and in case of repacking of a parcel weighing more than 10 kg, the repacking service for each parcel is - 10 USD.
Why is the "repacking service" paid:
Let's start from the fact that USA2GEORGIA will serve up to 500,000 customers as of 2022.
The number of customers is growing rapidly from year to year, and their services require a lot of time, effort and material resources.
That is why "repacking service" was defined - at a minimum cost.
However, the savings are several times higher than the cost of "repacking service", those who have already used "repacking service" will agree with us.
* Reminder: the mentioned service is voluntary.
Also, you know, from a bureaucratic point of view, air freight requires the most difficult coordination, and especially when the number of customers approaches 500,000!
Why size-reduced parcels are advantageous for USA2GEORGIA:
The airline always gives limited space in the airliner to the carrier companies. Therefore, if the plane is filled with large packages, the cargo will be separated and sent separately to Georgia.
However, USA2GEORGIA will have exactly the amount of money to be paid to the airline company, which would be needed to send the entire flight!
*Not to mention the stopped shipments and late deadlines.
Why is there limited space in an airliner?
USA2GEORGIA does not have its own airliners, and no large cargo planes fly in Georgia. Few airlines have entered the market, and the best of them serve USA2GEORGIA.
That's why USA2GEORGIA and USA2GEORGIA's customers pay the cost of shipping according to the international air freight standard.
So, reducing the bulk cargo and reducing its size is both your and our big goal, and I will tell you more, it is even more important for USA2GEORGIA, because the flights are not split, deadlines are not delayed and they are transported to Georgia on time.