Handling Charge

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Handling Charge

The cost to package and ship a good. The seller often (but not always) passes on handling charges to the buyer. A handling charge may be called "shipping and handling."
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Consumers found out only after purchasing a ring that they had to pay shipping and handling charges of either $8.
Ordering an item over the Internet still often involves dialing an 800 number and speaking to a customer service representative who will calculate shipping and handling charges, provide a tracking number, and process the order.
The Upgrade Kit for modems purchased May 1, 1996 or later is free with a nominal charge for shipping and handling.