Let me lead you through this - it can be slightly confusing.
BUT IT DEFINATELY HAS TO BE DECIDED ON BEFORE WE CAN START.
'WE' HAVE TO MAKE AN EXECUTIVE DECISION.
First things first. Do you wish to sell only within
Australia, or Australia and Overseas ?
YOUR CHOICE OF STYLE OF SHIPPING (postage -delivery) FEES.
COMMENT FROM STUDIOQUIGS -
I'll just say this first.... where I live and for me to go to
"big" retail shops it cost me $15.00 in fuel before I even
open my wallet to make a purchase. So me as a consumer, I am $15.00
behind before I even start.
Please remember before you decide on what Shipping style would suit
your Online Shop the best -
REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE NOT EMPLOYED BY AUSTRALIA POST -
you are running a business selling your product online.
Australia Post has set prices to send items... they work by size,
by weight, have set price parcels and envelopes, and differect options
to send, i.e. standard and express.......
They can give you THIER COSTS ..... But don't forget
you should include YOUR COSTS ALSO.....
It will cost you for packaging, i.e the parcel itself, the insulation
i.e. bubblewrap etc etc. Getting that parcel to the Post Office -
how did you get there? Drive your car ( Petrol cost money, believe
it or not, wear and tear on your car) Pay someone to take it for you?
Now I don't know about you, but MY TIME IS MONEY
to me... and this should be considered in working out a price for
your Shipping. SHIPPING IS POSTAGE AND HANDLING.
Handling covers your time and expenses.
Okay, you have been given my food for your thought ....