How To Manually Add Shipping And Handling

Auctria provides a feature set for Shipping, allowing you to add default fees for the event, maximum shipping amounts, and individual item shipping fees.

You can also manually manage to charge Shipping and Handling fees to winning bidders where the Auctria feature set may not currently meet the needs of the shipping/delivery methods being used with the event.

Depending on how you plan to charge your Shipping and Handling fees, you will need to add one or more For Sale type items. Some examples might be Shipping, Handling, S&H, Delivery, etc., with the idea of using ones that fit your event and items best.


These For Sale Items will be charged to bidders using the Record Purchases functions.

If the Shipping And Handling fees vary, you can leave the Value field empty when creating the item. This will allow you to enter the appropriate amount when Recording Purchases; otherwise, you can set the dollar amount in the Value field and override it as needed (this is essentially the default for the Shipping functions).

These Shipping and Handling charges will be displayed under the "Purchases" section of the Bidder Statements.

To Manually Charge Shipping And Handling, you would use the Record Purchases functions with the Shipping And Handling items you created to manage those charges.


Leaving the Payment set to NONE will add the amount onto the bidder account. If it was a case where the Shipping And Handling fees need to be charged after the fact, you can use one of the other Payment methods to record and/or collect the payment as required.

It is important to note that if credit card integration is enabled for the event, you may need to change the Item Won Notification setting for Online Bidding.

Credit Card Integration Enabled

By default, an online payment link with Credit Card Integration Enabled will be included with the Item Won Notification.


In general, this would not be an issue. However, the winning bidder may prefer to only pay one bill. As such, if they follow the default pay online link from the Item Won Notification, they may still need to be charged the appropriate Shipping and Handling.

To help ensure the winning bidder only sees a pay online link when the total amount (including Shipping and Handling) is on account, you would disable the Include payment link in item won notifications and rely on sending Bidder Statements with the pay online link (the default setting).

The Include payment link in item won notifications option is only functional if Credit Card Integration is enabled.


Learn about related topics:

  • Shipping
    You can add Shipping as an online-only Auction Website feature, if you are providing that option to your winners.
  • Record Payment
    Record Payments for winning bids, purchases, and donations from the main Auction Dashboard.

Last reviewed: October 2023
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