Mobile Box Dimensioning
Just this past summer, both UPS and FedEx announced plans to begin charging for ground-shipped packages by size, not just weight, a change designed to increase revenue and reduce costs. The industry is calling this Dimensional Weight Pricing, and its intended consequence is to discourage online retailers from shipping small, lightweight items in large boxes, taking up more space in trucks and raising costs for shipping companies.
Furthermore, as dimensional weight pricing continues to become the standard in the industry, the requirement will surely find its way to the point-of-sale and affect delivery drivers, retail outlets and consumers. Determining the size of a box is not only required to determine the shipping price, but also to ensure trucks and airplane are most efficiently loaded.
As a result, EDGE3 has developed an android-based application that leverages off-the-shelf hardware to quickly and automatically determine the dimensions of a box by merely snapping a picture from a mobile delivery device.
The EDGE3 Mobile Box Dimensioning Application will be installed on next generation mobile delivery devices that are augmented with inexpensive embedded stereo cameras (ie. two standard off-the-shelf handheld cameras).
So before you outfit your organization with tape measures, give us a call!