What are shipping costs and what do they consist of?
The costs incurred by a shipment in logistics are called shipping costs. As a rule, these cover all the work processes involved in shipping. These processes include all activities that serve the distribution of goods and raw materials. This includes, for example, the retrieval of goods, picking and transport.
What are the shipping costs made up of?
If a shipment is made ready for dispatch at the customer's request and then picked up and transported, a large number of cost centers can come together. This includes, for example:
- The picking of goods according to customer requirements
- The choice of packaging for the goods
- The packaging of the goods
- The marking of all delivery units
- The removal of all goods
In addition, the actual transport may also be included in the shipping costs. If a shipping service is used, it may be invoiced as a single item after execution. Thus, the shipping costs are bundled and charged with only one price.