Shipping refers to the cost of postage and related transportation to get the package from the shipping carrier to the end consumer.

Shipping costs tends to e high as labor must be paid when orders are fulfilled, fuel costs for transportation must be taken into account and even the drivers must also be paid when delivering the parcels and the like.

**Formula to calculate shipping cost.**

Point of origin to the shipping destination, the weight of the package, package dimensions and sometimes the time for delivery are key factors in calculating the cost.

So all you need is add up these costs.

**Example:**

Suppose you bought an item online and you needed it to be shipped to your house, calculate the shipping cost if.

The shipping destination cost $4

Due to its size and weight you were charged $7.50

Since you needed it urgently, you were charged an extra $ 2 for it to be delivered within 48 hours.

= 4 + 7.50 + 2

= 13.50

Therefore, your shipping cost is $ 13.50.