Shipping and Handling When a mail order is placed, a shipping and handling charge is often assessed to cover the packing and postage or shipping charges for getting the item to you. There is frequently a minimum charge that is the least you will pay for shipping and handling on small orders. If the order is more than the minimum, a shipping and handling charge is calculated as a percent of the total purchase price. If the order is below the minimum, the minimum charge will apply. If the order is larger, the shipping and handling charge is a certain percent of the the purchase price. For example, if there is a minimum charge of \$2.00 on orders less than \$20.00 or 10% of the total order price, and your order is \$35.00, the shipping and handling would be \$35.00*10/100=\$3.50. You would not pay the minimum charge because your order was more than \$20.00. Your total cost would be \$35.00+\$3.50=\$38.50. Return to Top

#### What is the total cost including shipping and handling?

Note: Your answer should begin with a dollar sign (e.g. \$2.36 not 2.36)