What is FedEx Declared Value?

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FedEx refers to the "insured value" as the "declared value". For shipments without a declared value, FedEx's maximum liability is $100 for damages or losses at no cost.

If you need higher coverage, you can declare a higher value and purchase additional insurance through one of two options:

  • Shipsurance: our insurance partner who provides heavily discounted rates. Learn more.
  • FedEx: carrier provided insurance capped at $100 for damages or losses if no value is declared. However, you can declare a higher value through FedEx from the READY TO SHIP page.
Notes about FedEx Declared Value coverage:
  • Adding a Declared Value to a FedEx shipment will increase the cost of your shipment. On the READY TO SHIP page, the Fees line in "Your Shipping Cost" will reflect the FedEx estimate for the Declared Value coverage.


  • If you specify a Declared Value of $500 or more then FedEx will automatically include their Direct Signature Confirmation service. You do not need to explicitly select Direct Signature Confirmation.

  • For multi-box shipments, the FedEx Declared Value is applied to each box in the shipment. Example: if you specify $150 as the Declared Value and there are three boxes in the shipment, then the declared value for each of those boxes is $150 ($450 total for the order), not $50 per box. 

To add FedEx insurance to a shipment via Declared Value:

  1. With a FedEx shipment prepared on the READY TO SHIP page, locate the "Insurance Options" section within the "Carrier Selections" panel.


  2. Check the box Add Insurance

  3. From the Provider menu, select FedEx Declared Value.

  4. Enter the value (in US dollars) of your shipment in the Insure to the value of field.

  5. Select Update to see the Fees.


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