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Weight and Size

How To Measure Your Package Size
Girth, represented by number 1 on the diagram, is the total distance around your package or object at its widest point, perpendicular to the length.

Length, represented by number 2 on the diagram, is the longest side of your package or object.

Add the length and girth measurements together to get your total package size.
How to Measure Girth and Length

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Weight and Size Limits for Packages
UPS has established specific weight and size limits for the packages that you send with all UPS services. The restrictions below only pertain to individual packages. There are no limits to the total weight of your shipment or the total number of packages in your shipment.

  • Packages can be up to 70kg
  • Packages can be up to 419 cm in length and girth combined
  • Packages can be up to 270 cm in length
  • Packages that weigh more than 31.5kg (25kg within the EU) require a special heavy-package label
  • Packages with a large size-to-weight ratio require special pricing and dimensional weight calculations

Note: Packages that exceed UPS weight and size limits are subject to an Over Maximum Limits charge.

The limits listed above apply to most packages and destinations, but there are some variances because of different local restrictions in some countries. Please contact UPS for more details.

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