High gas prices also affect what other businesses charge

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HIGH POINT, N.C. -- You may be paying more money for more than just gasoline. Businesses not related to petroleum are passing on their increased costs to you as well.

Nationwide gas prices are nearing the $4 mark, and economists predict it could go as high as $5 a gallon this summer.

Higher gas prices mean higher costs for businesses that get goods delivered to them like Clemmons Florist.

"Even our suppliers are charging a delivery fee. Not something they've always done before. They used to bring them by for nothing. It does frustrate me," said Don Clemmons, owner.

An arrangement there currently costs a dollar more than it did last year, and Clemmons said it may go up by another dollar depending on where gas prices end up.

Jimmy John's in downtown Greensboro raised its delivery rates from $.50 to $1.00 when gas prices went past $3 a gallon.

They're trying ways to keep from having to increase delivery charges again, including using bikes.

"When I heard Jimmy John's had biking delivery that was a big draw for me to come work here. That much gas, especially on short hops right here, it would be a lot of stop and go traffic. It would add up pretty quick," said Jack Henza, delivery guy.