Handling Allowance

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Handling Allowance

A discount offered by a manufacturer to a retailer for a product that requires special care or inconvenience. The handling allowance gives an incentive to the retailer to purchase a product in which it may not otherwise be interested.
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TO THE RETAILER: Walkers Snacks Ltd will redeem 27p* for this coupon (plus normal handling allowances) provided it has been accepted in payment for a free standard packet of Walkers Crisps in the flavour specified on this coupon.
As a result of these external factors as well as unfavorable overhead and higher than normal shipping and handling allowances, the company reported a net loss for the quarter ended June 30, 1995 of $227,600, or 5 cents per share.
Bonus couponing and retailer handling allowances for coupons remained about the same.