shipping and handling


: the process of packaging and sending something to a customer
charging extra for shipping and handling

Examples of shipping and handling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Temu currently bears around $10 in shipping and handling expenses per package: $1 to move items from sellers to warehouses in China, $5 in shipping from those warehouses to foreign countries, and around $3 to $4 shipping to the consumers, according to WIRED’s analysis earlier this year. Tracy Wen Liu, WIRED, 21 Nov. 2023 Also substantial: the shipping and handling fees for such a hefty object and the long lead time before this item will ship. Kristina McGuirk, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Nov. 2023 The one-of-a-kind doughnut collection is available now in a limited-edition collectible tin that ships nationwide for $69.00 per dozen (plus shipping and handling), so place your order before the big day on McCormick’s website. Abigail Wilt, Southern Living, 17 Nov. 2023 How to Make Fresh, Airy Donuts Every Time Delivered in a limited-edition, collectible holiday tin, the doughnut bites are available to ship nationwide for $69 per dozen, plus shipping and handling. Sharon Greenthal, Better Homes & Gardens, 9 Nov. 2023 Smooth the Skin and Add Some Taste Chicken pieces often get crowded in their packages during shipping and handling, and the skins get bunched up. Patricia S York, Southern Living, 1 Nov. 2023 Unlike traditional rental platforms, peer-to-peer rental apps task their users with the washing and dry-cleaning of their clothes, as well as shipping and handling (which users often work into the final rental price). Frances Solá-Santiago,, 31 Aug. 2023 In-store purchases are matched to online pricing, with shipping and handling costs included. WIRED, 7 Aug. 2023 How do shipping and handling charges work for tax-free weekend? Victoria Moorwood, The Enquirer, 28 July 2023 See More

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“Shipping and handling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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