Hello all - I am looking to start an internet retail site. Some of the products I plan to sell have a wholesale price of appox. $6 (retail $12). However due to the weight of the items, cost to ship them is $6, thus bringing the retail price to $18 which is more than what the product can be purchased in a normal brick and mortar store.
Question: How do internet sites handle shipping costs so that it doesn't so drastically impact the retail price? How does amazon, for example, not charge shipping on any order over $25?
Thanks for the help