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Restocking Fee - Where to Book? Experience with this?

Our company has a 30 day return policy. We are planning to roll out a a policy of 10% charge on returned equipment such that folks hopefully think twice. Where should this income be booked? Also, what has others experience been in regards to this topic? Thank you.


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Wayne Spivak
Title: President & CFO
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I would book the restocking fee under sales so you can create a metric.

If you roll out this policy, make the restocking fee so obvious that no one can state they missed it. Also, do a pre-announcement (in other words 1 QTR before roll-out start informing your customers).

Then listen to them. You will lose some customers. If your competition does not charge a restock fee, you lose some potential new customers. So as you inform you customers of the new fee, make your case for why your company is the best!


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