How to: Set up insurance defaults for my shipments

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ShippingEasy’s insurance settings allow you to tell the system when to trigger insurance automatically, saving you time and ensuring your preferences are applied regardless of who is doing your shipping.  Learn more about shipment insurance options available from ShippingEasy

NOTE: Insurance settings only apply to our insurance reseller Shipsurance
  1. To setup your preferences, navigate to the SETTINGS tab, above the column headers. 


  2. Once on the SETTINGS page, click SHIPMENT INSURANCE. This will take you to the page you will use to set up your defaults for all packages.

  3. On the SHIPMENT INSURANCE settings page, you can select a range of options:
    • Domestic vs International: flexibility to set different rules based on where the package is headed.
    • Order Total vs Specified Amount: insurance the entire Order Total - or - only insure for a Specified Amount.
    • Qualified shipments: only include insurance IF the total value of the order exceeds a minimum value (eg: ONLY insure my packages when the value is > $75).

  4. To insure your packages, simply select the checkbox Insure all domestic or international shipments, based on:
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  5. Then, select whether you want to calculate insurance based on:
    • Order Total: the total line item cost of your shipments)  
    • Specific Amount: insure every shipment for the noted amount. Ex: insure all domestic shipments to the value of $150. If you select Specified Amount, be sure to fill in the amount you want covered.

  6. You may only want to insure items when they exceed a certain dollar value; for example, only insure packages where the line item value exceeds $100. In this instance, under the Restrictions area, you can check a box to Only insure domestic or international shipments when the order's value is greater than or equal to and then enter a dollar value.

  7. After you have applied the settings that you want for both Domestic and International, navigate to the bottom of the page and Save.


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How am I charged for insurance that I purchase through ShippingEasy?
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Are there limits on what I can insure?
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