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English definition of “handling charge”

handling charge

noun [C]
 
 
(also handling fee)
COMMERCE a charge for dealing with an order or banking activity: Tickets are £87, plus a £2 handling charge. The card's issuer may add a handling charge each time the card is used abroad.
TRANSPORT a charge for transporting, storing, or packaging goods: For vacuum-packed mail orders under £30, add a £3 handling charge and postage. A special handling fee applies for Saturday pickup and delivery service.
(Definition of handling charge from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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