Updated 8:14 p.m., 8/5/2022 8/5/2022, 6:30 p.m. If you order things online, expect to pay extra. Prices are rising not only in brick-and-mortar stores, but also in e-shops. Traders project their costs into the final price. We were investigating whether people are already ordering less. Together with his family, Jakub has an e-shop with sports clothes. And it is textiles and other materials necessary for the production and sale of clothing that cost more and more. “Not only the materials themselves went up, but also the price of the work itself, and that means that we have to respond adequately to these prices by raising prices,” explains Jakub Bizub. Other expensive items are paper and fuel, which is reflected in expenses for packaging and postage for entrepreneurs. “The whole process, from packaging to collection by courier, cost us several times more than the postage,” says Jakub. For example, the purchase of a box in which sellers pack goods for a customer will cost them one euro. “When the courier charges, let’s say, two euros for the delivery of the package, and we spend two euros just to get to the package, then we have to reflect those prices into the prices of the product itself, and into the prices of postage and packaging “, the businessman explained. Slovak Post and other transport companies have individual contracts with e-shops. Therefore, the customer can choose the delivery method. “If an e-shop produces more parcels than another, then those prices must also move somewhere else, and in the case of e-shops, prices sometimes go down rather than increase,” says Jana Lukáčová from Slovak Post. Ms. Jana, on the other hand, produces and sells handbags. It has contracts with various carriers. We put the goods in the basket for 17 euros 20 cents, there were four modes of transport to choose from. We chose the cheapest one and together we will pay 21 euros 15 cents. According to data on consumer behavior, people bought clothes, shoes, books, drugstores, cosmetics and medicines via the Internet in recent months. SYN/ Jana Lukáčová, department of communication and marketing of the Slovak Post: “Currently, we can say that the volume of shipments arriving in the Slovak Post network is the same as it was last year. So we do not feel a decrease in shipments in these months,” says Lukáčová. E-shops offer free shipping if you buy for several tens of euros. For smaller orders, many e-shops therefore advise you to pick up the shipment yourself at the delivery point. You can watch the report in the video above.
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