5.3 Prep FeesPrep Fees
International Order Preparation FeesSelling internationally is labor-intensive. Shipping preparations take longer; plus, you spend time adding product information to your inventory-management system. To recover those costs, a company might charge its international customers an international order preparation fee—a type of handling charge. Some companies opt for a flat fee, while others use a sliding scale or a percentage of the total order to determine the fee. Whatever method you choose, if you charge an international order preparation fee, display it clearly on the checkout page.
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