# Cost Allocation Strategies

The Cost Allocation feature is used to distribute the total movement cost among the individual shipments which are part of the movement. The calculation includes site-level and stop-level charges in order to determine the total cost for a shipment on a given movement. If multiple shipments are going to the same stop, those shipments split the cost of the stop. Allowance Rates can also be marked as Taxable and a Global Allowance Tax Rate can be specified. The following are the supported cost allocation strategies:

Allocation Strategy |
Definition |

Weight |
Calculates cost allocation based on shipment weight. |

Weight/Distance |
Calculates cost allocation based on shipment weight and distance. |

Volume |
Calculates cost allocation based on shipment volume. |

Volume/Distance |
Calculates cost allocation based on shipment volume and distance. |

Dimensional Weight |
Calculates cost allocation based on shipment dimensional weight (density). |

Spaces |
Calculates cost allocation based on the number of spaces a shipment requires. |

Spaces/Distance |
Calculates cost allocation based on the number of spaces a shipment requires and the distance the shipment will travel. |