Advanced Charges, i.e., Freight Forwarding charges, are the fees charged on transportation for a shipment advanced or assigned between the carriers or the shipping companies. Advanced Charges are collected from the consignee or whoever organized the shipment.
Freight charges advanced between the carriers could be collected by any of these carriers from the consignor.
The responsibility for paying freight charges depends on the terms of the agreement between the buyer and the seller.
To avoid freight charges, you can opt for in-store pickup or negotiate with the seller to waive the charges.
Freight charges are calculated based on the weight, dimensions, and distance of the shipment, as well as the mode of transportation and any additional services required.
Freight charges do not typically include customs duty, which is a separate charge levied by the government.
Freight charges can be recorded as an expense in the accounting records and allocated to the appropriate cost centers or products.
Shipping charges are typically considered direct expenses, as they are directly related to the cost of producing and delivering the product.