Audience | Logistics provider |

Task | Invoicing |

Application | eCargo Web |

A conversion ratio can be used when calculating the cost of a freight job. This conversion could be from weight to cube, or cube to weight, depending on how you need freight costs to be calculated.

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## Setting up weight/cube conversion ratios

A weight/cube conversion ratio option is available and can be added as an Attribute for each business.

Locate the business in *My Business* or *My Customers* in the *Admin* section of eCargo Web. To see the business' attributes, go to its *Attributes *tab.

The weight/cube conversion ratios are labelled as either:

- WGT_2_CUB (Weight to Cube)

CUB_2_WGT (Cube to Weight)

A conversion value is set for the ratio. The most commonly used ratio value is 333.33 (to convert between KG and M^{3}).

If weight/cube conversion is required and you can't see WGT_2_CUB or CUB_2_WGT in *Attributes*, you will need to contact eCargo Support to add these for you.

## How conversions are used in freight cost calculations

The eCargo software tries a number of calculations and picks the highest one to invoice.

### 1 - Calculate cost using KG rate if found

e.g. (load in KG / 1000) x rate per 1000KG = cost

### 2 - Calculate cost using M^{3} rate if found

e.g. load in M^{3} x M^{3} rate = cost

### 3 - If the WGT_2_CUB attribute is found, calculate cost using weight to cube

e.g. (load in KG / conversion ratio value) = load in M^{3}

Load in M^{3} x M^{3} rate = cost

### 4 - If the CUB_2_WGT attribute is found, calculate cost using cube to weight

e.g. (load in M^{3} * conversion ratio value) = load in KG

(load in KG / 1000) * rate per 1000KG = cost

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