Handling Charges Overview
Posted by Doug Sherman (Import), Last modified by on 08 Dec 09 02:10 PM
AuctionInc provides the ability to assess a handling charge for shipping rates in a variety of ways that can be used in together for more flexibility. Fees can be set for the entire order and/or for each package in the order. These fees only are applied if you use carrier rates for shipping calculations. (If you use fixed rates, you should set the fixed rates to include all your additional charges.)|
Use handling fees to pass on the cost of packaging materials, service fees, labor, etc.
Order Handling Fee
The order handling fee can consist of a fixed dollar amount, a percentage of the order subtotal, or both. You can set both a maximum cap on the amount of the fee and also a total minumum amount. Order subtotals for calculating handling are based on a value excluding any coupon or other discounts that might be in applied.
The total handling minimum amount takes effect if both your order handling and your package handling fees total to less than your setting for the total handling minumum.
Package Handling Fee
You can set a cap on the amount of your package handling, which sets the maximum amount of the total of both your fixed and percentage-based handling.
If you want to discount your base rates, in order to pass on to your customers any discount you are yourself receiving from a carrier, simply set the percentage to be a negative number, reflecting the percentage discount off the list rates you wish to pass on. You can also set the flat fee to be negative.
If the order is split into multiple packages, the fee will be applied for each. This fee is not applied if you used Fixed Rate shipping.
Supplemental Handling Fees for Particular Items