On my YouTube channel I did a video (see below) discussing Etsy’s shipping changes when they asked shop owners to offer free shipping on items over $35. I took some heat because I said it doesn’t effect me. I have always included shipping in the price of the items I sell.
My reasons are my own but my decision was bolstered when I contributed to an article on the subject for Clutch written by Riley Panko. It’s a wonderfully researched, detailed article which shows that shipping, even as low as $2.99, can make a customer abandon their cart.
If you’re a re-seller or want to be a re-seller you should read the full article and consider adding shipping to the cost of your items.