In the Settings =>Shipping =>Handling Costs section of your 3dcart Online Store Manager, you are given the optoin of adding handling costs to your orders if necessary. Handling charges can typically be used by merchants as a way of recouping order shipping costs. For example, costs for packaging supplies like shipping peanuts, air/bubble wrapping, tape, etc. In some cases, handling charges are also used to factor in special requirements for shipping some items such as hazardous materials, dry-ice for perishable items, and other circumstances.
The handling cost can be required on orders over a certain value and can be either a flat monetary amount or percentage of the order's overall value.
Please review our knowledgebase article for more comprehensive instructions on using the Shipping Insurance options of your store.