Sizes and weights for international parcels

Choosing the right size option for your international parcel will ensure there are no hiccups along the way. And we’ll show you how to do it! 

Size calculation

Sendle has nine general parcel sizes to slot your international shipment into. Think of each as a size ceiling that your parcel must fit under to qualify. Using weight and volume, you can easily find the parcel size that’s right for your shipment.

As with every Sendle order, you need to choose a size that is under both the weight and volume limit. Make sure you include your outer packaging when calculating the size! Here are the current classic Sendle size options:

  • 4oz Parcel (<0.25 lb)
  • 8oz Parcel (<0.5 lb)
  • 12oz Parcel (0.75 lb)
  • 1lb Parcel (<1 lb)
  • Belt Bag (<5 lb)
  • Handbag (<8 lb)
  • Shoebox (<10 lb)
  • Briefcase (<15 lb)
  • Backpack (<20 lb)

Booking the right parcel size for international orders

In your 'Sending' dashboard when you place an order, you'll see our sizing tool. We think the easiest way to check your shipment price – just enter your box dimensions and weight to automatically get your correct parcel size. Here's more information on booking an international order if you need it.

Size limits

  • Length (the longest dimension): minimum is 6 inches; maximum, 24 inches
  • Height: minimum is 4 inches
  • Combined Length, Height, and Depth: maximum 36 inches
  • Weight: maximum is 20 lb

Mailing tubes/cylinder-shaped parcels

Mailing tubes, or any parcel that is cylinder-shaped, are charged on the same basis as all Sendle parcels—that is, we need to consider both the weight (in pounds) and the volume (in cubic inches). 

  • To find the volume of a cylinder is a bit more complicated than your standard box. In equation form that looks like V=𝝅r2h. If that’s your thing, have at it.
  • To make your life easier, use this handy calculator to find your cubic volume. Much nicer than whatever math lecture we would have put you through.
  • Now, you've got your cylindrical volume in cubic inches. Great job!

Size limits for tubes/cylinder-shaped parcels

  • Length: minimum is 4 inches; maximum is 36 inches
  • Length plus twice the diameter (combined): minimum is 6-¾ inches; maximum is 42 inches.

Parcel restrictions

  • The postage, address, customs form, and any other required elements must be on the parcel's side that’s at least 6 inches long x 4 inches high.
  • Also, take note of how your label fits on your parcel or tube. It’s very important that the parcel can scan correctly. Otherwise, the carrier may reject it at pickup. 
  • If your parcel is weighed and measured at the depot and found to be larger than the size it was booked (including the outer packaging), you may receive adjustment charges to your order

Get instant support with the Sendle Toolbox

If something goes wrong with your delivery or you need to make a change to your order, use the tools in the Manage Parcel section on the parcel tracking page.

Access Support Tools
You will need your Sendle reference number
to acess your parcel's tracking page.

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