Garments are delivered to the buyer in cartons. Garments in poly bags are kept in a carton as per the instruction of the buyer. Loading cartons with garments is called packaging. Packaging is one of the important parts of garment manufacturing and exporting. A buyer generally gives written instruction as to the construction of the cartons. So, the carton is the most necessary element for the shipment of goods. It’s cost and costing is also an important task for merchandisers. Carton consumption and costing for garments are given below.

**Carton Consumption & Costing:**

**Carton cost calculation rule**

= [{(Length + width + allowance) X (Width + Height + 4)} X 2] / 10000 X Per square liner rate

= [{(60 + 40 + 6) X (40 + 30 + 4)} X 2] / 10000 X $0.80

= [{(106) X (74)} X 2] / 10000 X $0.80

= {(7844 X 2)} / 10000 X $0.80

= 15688 / 10000 X $0.80

= 1.5688 X $0.80

= $1.25504 / pc (Per carton rate)

For a clear concept, we can see the following short problems and solutions about cartoon consumption and cost.

**Carton Consumption & Costing for Garments Merchandiser**

**Problems-1:
**A carton with Length 60cm, Width 40cm & Height 30cm, figure out a Cargo Measurement for 208 cartons?

**Answer:** 60 x 40 x 30 / 1000000 x 208 = 14.976 CBM

**Formula:** length X width X height / 1000000 X carton quantity

**Problems-2:**

A carton of 7 Ply, Length 80 cm, Width 60cm, Height 30cm, total carton 120 pcs, find out carton measurement in a square meter?

**Answer:** (80 + 60 + 6) x (60 + 30 + 4) x 2 / 10000 x 120 =329 Square Meters.

**Formula:** (length + width + wastage) X (width + height + wastage) x 2 / 10000 X carton quantity. (You can avoid wastage if you wish)

**Problems-3:**

3 ply cartons per square (100 x 100) meter’s rate is USD 0.20, carton’s length is 60 cm, width 40 cm, height 30cm, the total required carton quantity is 150 Pcs, figure out the price of total cartons?

**Answer:** (60 + 40 + 6) x (40 + 20 + 4) x 2 / 10000 x 150 x 0.20 = 48.70 USD.

**Formula:** (length + width + wastage) X (width + height + wastage) x 2 / 10000 X carton quantity X price

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Author of this Article:Mayedul IslamMerchandiser at Fashion Xpress Buying House. Badda, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Email: [email protected]

Problem#If a carton of 7 Ply, Length 80cm, Width 60cm, Height 30cm -Please let me know carton weight by calculation for 1 pcs carton.(7 ply 120 GSM carton paper-You can use Per sq liner rate-$.80) Just i need 01 pcs carton weight by calculation.

Solution:

(80 + 60 + 6) x (60 + 30 + 4) x 2 / 10000

=2.75 Square Meters.

If the GSM is 120 then

2.75 X 120 X 7 ( 7 Ply)

= 2310 gm/ 1000

= 2.3 kg/ Carton

** Please add the Adhesive/ Gum weight with the above result. Generally it should be 150-250 gm.