Consumers Have Missed the Mark With Covid-19 Surcharges

Not every surcharge is bad for consumers; nevertheless, levying surcharges can be a hard slog for small businesses in survival mode.

Around the world, as restaurants, bars, dentists, and other small businesses have reopened, one common pricing issue that is annoying many consumers is the use of COVID-19 surcharges. A surcharge is an amount that the seller adds on to the base price of a product or a service for a specific reason. During uncertain times, when input costs are unstable o…

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