Good points Chris. Remember that you should not hide your shipping charges either. Ever changing shipping costs is another good reason to have flat rate charges instead of actual charges. Some web designers deal with shipping charges by not posting them until the last page of checkout. This is a bad short cut! I have seen so many web sites kill sales or localize their business by hiding how they handle shipping costs until the end and using actual rates. These are major show stoppers. Those that do it right closed many more sales this rough holiday season. I have been getting calls and emails for the last three weeks telling me this method works.
Bert at Harvey Software, Inc.
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