1. Cash on delivery is in no way able to insure against fraud.
Firstly, the buyer receives the goods only after full payment of the declared amount at the post office.
Secondly, the content is checked after filling in the forms and receipt receipt.
Thirdly, the lack of packaging of the ordered item or its low quality does not apply at all to postal workers.
2. The cost of shipping by cash on delivery can reach 20% of the cost of the goods. The commission of the Russian Post is taken for: declared value (4%), shipping cost, insurance fee and delivery of money back to the sender. In accordance with the tariffs of the Russian Post for postal money transfers, which also depend on the amount of the transfer and the remoteness of the final delivery point, the approximate cost of a postal money transfer:
up to 1000 rubles – 40 rubles + 5% of the amount;
1000 – 5000 rubles – 50 rubles + 4% of the transferred amount;
5000 – 20,000 rubles – 150 rubles + 2% of the transferred amount;
20,000 – 500,000 rubles – 250 rubles + 1.5% of the amount of money sent
3. When choosing a method of payment – cash on delivery, the speed of processing subsequent orders suffers. The buyer who ordered a single item of goods sends money to the seller only after receiving his order. Money is transferred back to the seller within at least 3 days from the receipt of the order. Until this time, the empty position of the “shop window” remains unfilled. Only after receiving payment for the previous product, the store will order the next copy.
4. The website / online store can be deceiving.
Firstly, we value our reputation, we work quickly and efficiently.
Secondly, for the numismatic business, 500, 1000, 5000 and even 20,000 rubles “stolen” from a gullible buyer are not at risk of losing customers and all their friends (potential customers)!
Thirdly, any seller tries to gain the trust of numerous buyers and successfully promote products, while providing quality delivery services.
5. Check the seller for good faith is possible. To do this, you need to analyze the site / online store according to several objective criteria:
work experience (should exceed 1-2 years);
the seller’s site is trustworthy (each evaluates independently);
all reviews of customers / potential buyers (positive majority) should remain on the site and in the vast network;
product names must be accurate and photographs (images) legible;
the site should contain contact details for feedback;
6. The site / online store is never insured! Cash on delivery is not profitable for the Seller, periodically giving double amounts for the returned order. Quite often, the customer finds reasons that allow him not to pick up the sent order by mail. For example: the financial situation has changed; went on a business trip, on vacation; gave a similar product; found / found the same position at a lower price and / or closer to home, etc.
What Buyer thinks
1. Payment of the ordered goods by cash on delivery insures me (the buyer) from fraud and unscrupulous sellers.
2. The payment method does not affect the value of the order.
3. The method of payment does not affect the speed of processing and sending the order.
4. The site / online store will certainly deceive you.
5. Checking the seller for integrity is unrealistic.
6. Unlike the buyer, the Website / online store is always insured.
1. You can get a “pig in a poke” even when paying by cash on delivery, since you give away money before you pick up your order.
2. You yourself can calculate the additional costs for the delivery of your order by cash on delivery.
3. If you refuse the order, you will most likely be refused a second order of the same or other commodity items.
4. You can make the first test order for a small amount.
5. Everyone independently chooses the criteria of decency. If you check the box next to each or most of the items, feel free to order goods and enjoy your shopping.
6. The site / online store is not insured! Cash on delivery is disadvantageous both for the client giving the extra money for mail orders and for the seller periodically giving another double amount for the returned order.