Hi, I’m working on a small business plan for an online shop. I hear that shipping is where profits can be made. I haven’t researched the shipping portion yet of my business idea.

1. How do you sign up for discount shipping programs with shippers? Can small business benefit from shipping programs?
2. How do you set up the shipping cost structure so that the business owner is able to make money off of the shipping component of the business?
2. How is that possible?

Just charge more for shipping to the customer than it actually costs you. You can use it as a buffer income because you will always have something that you needed that wasnt in the budget.