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Sliding Scale Rates allow you to apply varying rates depending on the quantity of a particular item (for simplicity we'll refer to Pallets throughout the rest of the guide, however this could be anything - cartons, skids, drums).

It's very important to understand the subtle, but potentially enormous pricing differences between Non-Cumulative and Cumulative pricing.


Non-Cumulative

Non-Cumulative means that a single price will be applied to all pallets

For example, you may charge freight in the following way:

PalletsPrice
1-2$50 / per pallet
3-5$45 / per pallet
6-10$40 / per pallet
11+$38 / per pallet

Meaning that 6 pallets would simply cost: 6 x $40 = $240.

This can be implemented in CartonCloud using a Non-Cumulative Sliding Scale:


Cumulative

Cumulative means that various prices will be applied to the pallets within the scale.

For example, you may charge freight in the following way:

PalletsPrice
1-2$50 / per pallet
3-5$45 / per pallet for every pallet after the 2nd
6-10$40 / per pallet for every pallet after the 5th
11+$38 / per pallet for every pallet after the 10th

Meaning that 6 pallets would cost: (2 x $50) + (3 x $45) + (1 x $40) = $275.

This can be implemented in CartonCloud using a Cumulative Sliding Scale:


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