# Question: What is a parcels girth?

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Parcel girth, sometimes called Max Girth on courier sites, is the length of the thickest part of the parcel. This thickest part is perpendicular to the parcel length. Many of the couriers that we partner with have services with certain restrictions on the maximum combined length and girth of the parcel allowed.

## How do you measure the girth of a parcel?

To calculate the girth of a package, follow these guidelines:Measure the three parcel dimensions in inches: Example: 50 inches (Length) x 40 inches (Width) x 30 inches (Height).Add the measurements of the two smallest dimensions together. Now simply take the longest dimension and add this to the package girth.

## What is package girth for USPS?

Girth is the distance around the thickest part of the remaining non-length sides and is measured in inches. For rectangular packages, Girth would be Height multiplied by two plus Width multiplied by two. For cylindrical packages, Girth would be the circumference of the cylinder.

## What is the circumference of a parcel?

Add the measurements of the two smallest dimensions together. Multiply the result by two. This is the girth of your package. Example: 40 cm (Width) + 30 cm (Height) = 70 cm.

## What is the smallest package you can mail?

According to the USPS Postal Explorer, the minimum package size is at least 6 inches in length, 3 inches in height, and 1/4 of an inch in thickness. Written out in decimal points, that size is: 6 x 3 x 0.25″.

## What happens if a package is too big for my mail box?

If a mailpiece that is addressed to a PO Box must be signed for, or is too large to fit in the box, the Post Office™ will place in your box either: A key to a larger storage locker within the same facility (for a larger item)

## What is the largest size box you can ship UPS?

What are the weight and size limits for shipping using UPS?Packages can be up to 150 lbs.Packages can be up to 165 inches in length and girth combined.Packages can be up to 108 inches in length.Packages with a large size-to-weight ratio require special pricing and dimensional weight calculations.