What insurance options does ShippingEasy provide?

Our insurance partner, Shipsurance, provides coverage against loss and damaged shipments at heavily discounted rates.

What is Shipsurance?

Shipsurance is a private shipping insurance provider that ShippingEasy works with to allow customers to purchase discounted insurance on FedEx, UPS, and USPS outbound shipments. Aside from small and large common carrier shipments, Shipsurance covers artwork, antiques, fragile goods, jewelry, cell phones, and laptops. Inbound (return) shipments are not covered.

Learn more about insuring jewelry or insuring cell phones and laptops.

Which carriers are eligible for Shipsurance?

Shipsurance can be used with the following carriers' services:

  • USPS
  • UPS
  • FedEx

Shipsurance cannot currently be used for DHL shipments.

USPS from ShippingEasy One Balance

All USPS from ShippingEasy One Balance outbound shipments (domestic and international) can be insured in $100 increments with Shipsurance, ranging from $100 to $10,000 in coverage. With two exceptions, First Class (domestic and international) shipments may be insured up to $999.99 and Priority Mail International shipments may be insured up to $5,000. View a detailed summary of insurance coverage limits.

Shipsurance insurance is available when a form of delivery confirmation is on the shipment (i.e. delivery confirmation, signature confirmation, adult signature confirmation). Many USPS services include this. For others that do not, you may be able to add this from the READY TO SHIP page.

UPS from ShippingEasy One Balance

UPS from ShippingEasy One balance offers reduced rates on UPS shipments and is supported by ShippingEasy's Shipsurance coverage. All UPS from ShippingEasy One Balance shipments include maximum liability coverage of $100 for all shipments at no cost, known as UPS Declared Value.  UPS One Balance shipments that need insurance over this amount are only eligible for Shipsurance and cannot use additional UPS coverage.

The value that you declare for insurance purposes should be the fair market value of the item and not the amount that the item was purchased for. Items must also be packed properly in order to receive insurance payments in the event that the item is damaged or lost.

For shipments that come standard with insurance - like Priority Mail Express or UPS Declared Value - insurance purchased from Shipsurance would be in addition to the standard amount. Learn more about how Shipsurance is calculated.

View the Shipsurance insurance price guide.

Can I connect my own insurance rates to ShippingEasy?

ShippingEasy does not allow for third-party insurance integration. However, if you would like to use a third-party insurance provider outside of ShippingEasy or the normal carrier insurance, you may be able to use our Reports feature as a way to request insurance coverage.

Talk to your insurance company to see if they will accept a shipping report. If they do, you can export a Complete Shipping Report each day, mark the orders you would like insured, and then share it with your insurer.


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