Hello wise ganoksin counsel, i’m once again navigating new waters,
and asking for advice from your years of experience. shipping.
here’s what i don’t understand: as i am setting up orders w/galleries
and shops that i have to ship my work to, i’ve set up my wholesale
terms to be payment up front for a first order, thereafter setting up
terms (net/30). all that seems pretty clear. but when i’m going to do
the actual shipping, how does one (like me!) figure out and add in
the s/h and insurance before i’ve actually got things all packed up
and ready to go? my assumption is that the invoice that i would send
separately, as well as the packing slip copy would have those costs
included-but how can you figure them in before you’ve actually taken
your package somewhere (ups etc.) to be shipped? this is especially
confusing when i’m thinking about mailing that first order and
making sure their check clears before i ship my jewelry, and also if
someone wants a pro form a bill before- hand. am i missing a basic
piece of common logic here?