Definition of handling charge in English:

handling charge


  • A sum payable for the processing of an order or transaction.

    ‘be aware of handling charges at the time of purchase’
    • ‘There are no shipping or handling charges when purchased online, and books never go out of print.’
    • ‘Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the total price of your order.’
    • ‘Flights were scheduled into regional airports that were keen to attract new services and offered low landing and handling charges.’
    • ‘Taxi drivers are to consider postponing their ballot on a nationwide strike over the axing of a lucrative luggage handling charge.’
    • ‘Most large suppliers have minimum order requirements, and some have an additional handling charge for a less than minimum order.’
    • ‘We reserve the right to make a small handling charge on refunds should the product be found to be in full working order once we receive it back.’
    • ‘You also have to pay shipping and handling charges on top of the purchase price.’
    • ‘As well as shipping costs, check for hidden extras such as courier handling charges.’
    • ‘The handling charge of 1 per cent for debit card transactions has made our business more difficult.’
    • ‘Enclose a check or money order for the total literature fees plus $2.50 for the handling charge.’