quote:I'm only going to argue on one. A handeling fee is something a drop shipping company, or a trade assistant would charge. When you check out at Home Depot they don't add a 10 cent bag charge for each sack, or tack on a 1.00 cashier fee, or say "oh that box has some of our tape on it we need to charge you another $2.00 .50 cents for the tape and a $1.50 for the employess labor that applied it... Overhead fee's are figured in to the cost of business and added in to the price of the item before it ever makes it to the shelf. Same thing at the Flea-Market. eBay should not be different just because the item is on the web -vs-the shelf.
I disagree. It depends on how you price your items. I shopped at a grocery store that DID charge for bags. I could bring my own and save money - I liked that.
Overhead fees rack up the prices on everything.
I price my items based on the cost of that item. I absorb the cost of boxes and shipping material because I use free boxes 95% of the time, and my shipping material is very cheap.
I charge exact shipping and I add a 50 cent handling fee to pay for Priority delivery confirmation. If I were to absorb that handling fee into the cost of my items (as overhead) I would have to raise my prices. Customers that make combined sales would end up spending more money in the long run.