Common product weights for accurate shipping

When you add products in Shopify, it's important to include accurate weights so that your customers are charged the correct amount for shipping. Accurate product weights also ensure that you're charged correctly for the USPS, DHL Express, and Canada Post labels you purchase through Shopify.

If you don't have access to a scale, then here are some product weight estimates that you can use for more accurate shipping costs:

Weight Products
Less than 8 oz Light items such as jewelry, watches, phone cases, light clothing (for example, a scarf), accessories, socks, or intimates. These items can be shipped in a poly mailer or bubble mailer.
8-16 oz Most clothing items (for example, a t-shirt or blouse), or a watch in its case. Most of these items can be shipped in a poly mailer, bubble mailer, or a small box.
1-2 lbs Heavier clothing items (for example, a jacket or dress pants), a cell phone in its box, sneakers, or light items that need to ship in a small box.
2-3 lbs Jeans or small electronics (for example, a small camera). These items can be shipped in a small box.
3-4 lbs A set of children's play blocks, a few paperback books, men's shoes, or a large camera with accessories. These items can be shipped in a small box.
4-5 lbs Medium to large sized items (for example, a full set of sheets, or a puzzle box). These items can be shipped in a medium box.
5-6 lbs Individual cookware, small tabletop appliances, or boxed board games. These items can be shipped in a medium box, though some larger books might work with alternative packaging (for example, a bubble mailer).
6-7 lbs Large toy (for example, a doll), work boots, or small sporting equipment. These items can be shipped in a medium box.
7-8 lbs Cookware sets, or medium tabletop appliances (for example, a toaster). These items can be shipped in medium or large boxes.
8-9 lbs Large radios, or DVD players. These items can be shipped in a large box.
9-10 lbs Sets of items (for example, several pieces of clothing or books), or home decor. These items can be shipped in medium or large boxes, though some larger books might work with alternative packaging (for example, a bubble mailer).

After you've added weights to your products, make sure that your packaging weights and dimensions are also accurate. Most carrier-provided packaging comes with dimensions advertised on the box. To learn more about adding a package type, see Initial setup

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