Learn English – What does the word “shipping” mean


What does word "shipping" mean?
I've seen this word in many Internet shops.

Best Answer

There's two possible meaning in the context of an internet "shop":

  1. "Delivery" -- shipping is the cost that you have to pay in order to have the item sent to you via the postal service.

  2. "Completion" -- if you're developing software, then completing a version of the software and releasing it to customers is often referred to as "shipping". This is a reference to sense #1, going back to the day when a new software version had to be physically delivered to customers on disks.