I use Amasty Table Rate extension. I need to know in which weight measurement Magento is converting data.

Ans also from where I can change its default measurement unit. I used gram, but I want to use KG - Kilo Gram for shipping.

So I need to change Magento weight measurement unit. How can I do that, any setting is available in Magento Backend?

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Magento doesn't care for units regarding to weight, it's just a number.

The meaning depends on how you enter the data. If you entered/imported the weight in gram, you'll have to use gram in the table rates as well.

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    I was about to write the same thing, but then I found this in the DHL carrier model. Aparently DHL (and probably UPS and Fedex carriers) has a way of determining the weight. But for custom carriers I don't think there is a restriction unless Amasty implemented one.
    – Marius
    Jun 27, 2016 at 14:55
  • @Marius interesting, I have to admit that I have no clue about the Mage_Usa module and don't know where these parameters come from. Jun 27, 2016 at 14:59
  • me neither. I'm still searching for it.
    – Marius
    Jun 27, 2016 at 15:04
  • Anyone help me, i am using MatrixRate shipping, Is possible can i enter weight as KG in webshopapps matrix rate, because Default UPS, FEDEX, DHL required products weight as KG, but i am using Grams for webshopapps matrix rate. Is possible can i use products weight as KG in webshopapps matrix rate.
    – zus
    Mar 22, 2018 at 9:34

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