Size and Weight

Physical products that have to be placed by merchants in stores or transported by logistics companies to the customer should always include in their product description data on their size and weight.

Size

For size, you can define the height, width and depth of a product. It is also possible to provide a diameter, but this should only be done for round objects like globes.

Each of these parameters requires a separate measure composite.
Using MeasureTypeCode or c093 in ONIX 3.0, you define which of these measures you are providing. For ONIX 3.0, the following values from code list 48 can be used.

Code Format
01 Hight
02 Width
03 Thickness
09 or 12 Diameter

The unit used for the measurement is listed in MeasureUnitCode or c095. The following values from code list 50 can be used here.

Code Einheit
cm centimeter
in Inches (US)
mm Millimeter

Please note: all size measurements are translated by Metabooks into centimetres.

A product height of 21 cm would thus look as follows.

ONIX 3.0 Short
<measure>
  <x315>01</x315>
  <c094>21</c094>
  <c095>cm</c095> 
</measure>
ONIX 3.0 Reference
<Measure>
  <MeasureType>01</MeasureType>
  <Measurement>21</Measurement>
  <MeasureUnitCode>cm</MeasureUnitCode>
</Measure>

Weight

For weight, a separate measure composite is to be created. In MeasureTypeCode or c093 in ONIX 3.0, weight is typified by the value 08 from Code list 48.

The unit used for the measurement is listed in MeasureUnitCode or c095. The following values from code list 50 can be used here.

Code Unity Weight
gr Grams
kg Kilograms
lb Pounds (US)
oz Ounces (US)

Please note: all weight data are translated by Metabooks into grams.

A product weight of 900 grams thus looks as follows.

ONIX 3.0 Short
<measure>
  <x315>08</x315>
  <c094>900</c094>
  <c095>gr</c095> 
</measure>
ONIX 3.0 Reference
<Measure>
  <MeasureType>08</MeasureType>
  <Measurement>900</Measurement>
  <MeasureUnitCode>gr</MeasureUnitCode>
</Measure>