Courier Expert weight and size comparison guide

Sometimes we just don’t have a set of scales or a tape measure to hand when we need them. However this shouldn’t stop you from sending your parcel with Courier Expert. We are here to help – take a look at our weight and size comparison guide below. We have taken everyday objects from around the house or office and given you the measurements to help you compare the sizes and weights against your parcel. Alternatively, you can send your parcel via your local Courier Force Service Point where you don’t need to measure a thing!


1 litre of water weighs 1kg (or 1000g) (or 2.2lb)


1 tin of baked beans weighs 450g (or 0.45kg)




A CD case is 140mm (or 14cm x 12.4cm)wide x 124mm high (or 5in x 5in*)


An A4 pad of paper is (or 21cm x 29.7cm)210mm wide and 297mm high (or 8in x 12in*)

How to measure volumetric weight

If your parcel is large in size and light in weight, the delivery price may be calculated by the parcel’s volumetric weight rather than its actual weight. To calculate the volumetric weight, use the formula below: