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How to: Insure a multibox shipment

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Insuring a multiple package shipment in ShippingEasy is easy. Depending on the carrier, you have the option to purchase Shipsurance through ShippingEasy or carrier insurance through the carrier.

 

Shipsurance:

ShippingEasy partners with Shipsurance, a third party shipment insurance provider, to secure affordable insurance coverage for your parcels. Learn more about Shipsurance.

When you purchase Shipsurance coverage for a FedEx or UPS multiple box shipment, the "insure to" value selected is applied to the entire shipment.

For example: if you have a two box shipment and select $200 in Shipsurance coverage, then you have just purchased $200 in coverage. If both the boxes are lost or damaged, you will be able to file a claim for $200.

As of October 2015, Shipsurance costs $0.59 per $100 of coverage. See our current rates

 

To purchase Shipsurance for multiple packages:

  1. From the READY TO SHIP page, select a carrier and service. Learn how to select a carrier and a service. Then add as many boxes as the shipment requires. Learn how to create a multiple package shipment.

  2. Under "Insurance Options", check Add insurance.



  3. Confirm that the Provider drop down menu is set to Shipsurance.



  4. In the Insure to value of field, enter the value of the total order. Then select Update.



  5. Your TOTAL cost will update to reflect the additional insurance coverage and you can complete your purchase.

 

FedEx:

FedEx carrier insurance is not available in ShippingEasy. While FedEx provides $100 in coverage at no cost, additional insurance coverage will need to be purchased from Shipsurance. Learn how to purchase Shipsurance for multiple packages

 

UPS:

UPS provides the option to insure your shipments up to a "Declared Value".

When you purchase UPS coverage for a UPS multiple box shipment, the "Declared value" selected is applied to each package.  Learn more about UPS Declared Value.

For example: if you have a two box shipment and declare a value of $200, then you have just purchased $400 in coverage (2 boxes x $200). If both the boxes are lost or damaged, you will be able to file a claim for $400.

As of October 2015, UPS shipments include $100 in coverage. Additional insurance costs $0.90 per $100 of coverage (for declared values in excess of $100, and less than $50,000) with a minimum purchase of $2.70 ($400 declared value). See their current rates.

 

To purchase UPS insurance for multiple packages:

  1. From the READY TO SHIP page, select UPS as the carrier and one of their services. Learn how to select a carrier and a service. Then add as many boxes as the shipment requires. Learn how to create a multiple package shipment.

  2. Under "Insurance Options", check Add insurance.



  3. Confirm that the Provider drop down menu is set to UPS Declared Value.



  4. In the Insure to value of field, enter the average value of each package. Then select Update.



  5. Your TOTAL cost will update to reflect the additional insurance coverage and you can complete your purchase.

 


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