November 23, 2007, Newsletter Issue #90: Why Shipping Costs so Much

Tip of the Week

Anyone doing business online or through mail order has probably groaned about the price of shipping goods from one place to another. The same holds true for those hiring a licensed mover. "Why can't I just find a guy with a truck to do this?" they may ask.

You can, of course. But besides the cost of gasoline and labor, your shipping and moving fees also pay for licensing and insurance that protect you and your goods against unscrupulous or hazardous situations.

Some online companies also use shipping fees as a profit center. As a customer, you'll want to shop around and find a supplier willing to charge you something close to the true cost of the shipment.

About LifeTips

Now one of the top on-line publishers in the world, LifeTips offers tips to millions of monthly visitors. Our mission mission is to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. Expert writers earn dough for what they know. And exclusive sponsors in each niche topic help us make-it-all happen.

Not finding the advice and tips you need on this Shipping Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!

Guru Spotlight
Sheri Ann Richerson