Guidelines for Calculating Linear Inches - EgapGO

Guidelines for Calculating Linear Inches

This page is a guide to help our customers understand how we calculate the 100 linear inches (length + width + height ).

When your account has exceeded 100 linear inches, a volume upcharge will usually need to be applied. The volume upcharge is applied at 50% of the current Standard Fee for each next 50” or part thereof.

In our experience, customers who are buying more than 3-4 of the same type of items, buying larger than a standard size of packaging, or buying “boxed” items tend to exceed the 100” allowance for the qualification of our Standard Fee.

As a reminder:

  • any single item you order that has a shipping dimension or the shipping weight ≤30” or ≤30lbs, respectively will be subject to a local delivery upcharge
  • buying in “bulk” (buying 4 or more of the same type of item) may be subject to a local delivery upcharge, depending on the product and quantity purchased
  • Determination of when your account exceeds 100” is at the discretion of EgapGO. We will share feedback on your usage of your 100 linear inches allowed for our Standard Fee to apply after you place each order. You are always welcome to request a quote in advance.

    There are 2 components to the linear inch calculation:

  • Non-measurable Items (small grocery type items)
  • Measurable Items (“larger/multi” quantities/packs e.g. detergent/softener, wipes, diapers, boxed pks, pet food/treats, games, books, footwear (shoebox), toilet paper, drink boxes, etc)
  • Non-measurable linear inch analysis will simply be added to the measurable linear inch analysis to get the total linear inches for the Sailing for your account.


    For any easily measured items

    Amazon, Target, and Walmart usually provide the measurements in the details of the product listing, we use these numbers to calculate the linear inches.


    Smaller items, that are difficult or would be tedious to measure.

    A customer may ship 100 “units” of what we categorize as non-measurable/small items for the Standard Fee and similarly 50 units for each 50” of the volume upcharge. Of course, the 100” is reduced by the amount of LI of the measurable items.

    A unit is defined as follows:

    # of Units Type of Products
    1 Unitany ordered item(s)* ≤ 16oz/16 count
    2 Unitsany ordered item(s)* >16.1oz/16.1 count
    1 Unit other - any item of clothes, small toys, watch band, water bottle, gift bags, dvds, candles, etc.)

    *as an example, a “two-pack” of 12 oz of coffee is considered 24 oz, 2 units

    This means every non-measurable item ordered is either considered 1 unit or 2 units, irrespective of its size or count, to be multiplied by the “quantity” of the item ordered (e.g. number selected to purchase in the quantity field online).

    For any questions on the above please contact us.

    Below are examples of the linear inch calculation for measurable items.
    For the measurable items’ linear inch calculation, we use the average of the length and width of all items ordered and add the height of each item (we always use the shortest dimensions for the height). So, if the above 2 items are shipped, the linear inches calculation would be 38” (not 25+36=61). Please contact us if you want to see the detailed calculation.