As a general rule you should make money on shipping and handling or build it into your price. Most customers will understand they need to pay shipping costs.ShadowDragon said:Standard shipping within australia
500g satchel (fits around 1 shirt, maybe 2 in a tight fit)
----> $4.90 standard shipping 3-4 days
----> $6.80 next working day delivery
3kg satchels (fits around 4-6 shirts)
---> $8.60 standard 3-4 working days
---> $9.70 next working day delivery
Complicated huh? Thats not even getting into which shipping costs for which international country. I noticed, and sorry to harp yet again about amazon but they have a very conclusive list of how much what will cost for which country.
My concern is if I make it simple, like a $5 shipping fee in australia and something like, oh I dont know $11 shipping fee for all international customers, Im worried somewhere along the line it may cut into my tshirt profit.
If I go into great detail about which shipping fee for which country, I may run the risk of loosing the customer in all the gobblety-goop.
I go about it another way. I charge a fixed handling fee and then add a shipping cost based on the cost of the order. The larger the cost, the smaller the % of shipping charges. Something like $3 for the first $10, $4 for the next $20, 5$ for the next $50 and then $6 for everything over that. So the most we charge for shipping is $2.95 handling and packing + $6 shipping. Our price for our product has a nice profit built in that if shipping is more to us we are still covered.
Our shopping cart software calculates the shipping so the customer is never presented with a complicated formula. If someone calls us then we just quote a flat charge without telling them how we arrived at it.