John, I don't know how competitive your pricing is, but with so many online & distance retail purchases requiring S&H, would it be possible for you to simply charge extra (actual cost to you) for S&H to reflect the "Handling' effort on your part to prepare for shipping? To me the "apparent" S&H cost is generally perceived by many as the "postage" cost that appears on the shipping label on the container. Many don't realize the true cost of shipping which includes the prep for ship time, labor & materials incurred by the seller. Large factories with automated shipping that utilize the cost efficiencies of scale & can prep for ship cheaper than small, single owner shops. Your shipping costs may be higher than others, but that should be factored into your pricing.
Last edited by Al Launier; 05-06-2013 at 02:14 AM.
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