Ready-to-pack product dimensions

The ready-to-pack product dimensions are used to recommend a package when you buy Shopify Shipping labels.

Measuring ready-to-pack product dimensions

The ready-to-pack product dimensions should be measured when the product is ready to be put in a shipping package.

Ready-to-pack product dimensions are not the same as the product dimensions you might advertise on your store. Some products are folded, compressed, or broken down for shipping. Other products are wrapped in protective packing material or secondary packaging before they are placed in a shipping package. Measuring your product when it's ready to be packed is important for getting accurate package recommendations for shipping. Below are a few examples of products and how they should be measured:

A vase:

Two vases are next to each other. The vase on the left is unwrapped, while the vase on the right is wrapped in a thick layer of bubble wrap and brown paper. The vase on the right is ready to pack.
  • The length, width, and height of the vase should be measured after it's wrapped in bubble wrap and packing paper.

A sweater:

Two sweaters are next to each other. The sweater on the left is lying flat, while the sweater on the right is folded and ready to pack.
  • The dimensions of the sweater should be measure after it's folded to the size it will be when packaged.

A ring:

Two diamond rings are next to each other. The ring on the left is unboxed, while the ring on the right is in a ring box with a ribbon tied around it. The ring on the right is ready to pack.
  • The dimensions of the jewelry box should be used as the ready-to-pack product dimensions, not the dimensions of the ring.

A purse:

Two purses are next to each other. The purse on the left is full, while the purse on the right is folded flat and ready to pack.
  • If the purse is going to be folded flat before being placed in the shipping package, then measure it when it's folded.
  • If the purse is going to be placed in a dust bag before it's packed, then the dimensions should be measured when the purse is in the dust bag.

Add ready-to-pack dimensions to a product or variant

If your product does not have any variants, you can add or edit your product's ready-to-pack dimensions in the Product details under the Shipping section.

If your product has variants, ready-to-pack product dimensions will not appear in product details. They will appear when you edit a variant.

  • When you are editing a variant's ready-to-pack dimensions, you can check to Apply dimensions to all variants of this product if all the product's variants have the same ready-to-pack dimensions.

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