Meaning of “handling charge” in the English Dictionary

"handling charge" in Business English

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handling chargenoun [ C ]

uk us 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.

(Definition of “handling charge” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)