**Carton Consumption & Costing for Garments Merchandiser**

**Mayedul Islam**

Merchandiser at Fashion Xpress Buying House.

Badda, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Garments are delivered to the buyer in cartons. Garments in poly bags are kept in a carton as per instruction of the buyer. Loading cartons with garments is called packaging. Packaging is one of the important part of

**garment manufacturing**and exporting. Buyer generally gives written instruction as to the construction of the cartons. So, carton is the most necessary element for shipment of the goods. Its

**cost and costing**is also important task for merchandisers. Cartoon consumption and pricing procedure are given below.

Cartooning garments |

**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 clear concept we can see the following short problems and solutions about cartoon consumption and costing.

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

__Problems-1:__**Answer:**60 x 40 x 30 / 1000000 x 208 = 14.976 CBM

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

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

**Problems-2:****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)

__3 ply carton’s per square (100 x 100) meter’s rate is USD 0.20, carton’s length is 60cm, width 40cm, height 30cm, total required carton quantity is 150 Pcs, figure out price of total cartons?__

**Problems-3:****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