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Best of Rules: Fully insure orders over a minimum value per requested service

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For high value items, you may find that carrier insurance isn't enough to fully insure your packages. For instance, USPS Priority Mail, as well as many UPS and FedEx services include $100 in coverage against loss or damage. This is great - but could leave you under-protected for your higher-value shipments.

When you know that you want to fully insure all your domestic and/or international shipments when over a minimum value, SHIPMENT INSURANCE defaults are the simplest solution. Learn more about setting up Shipment Insurance defaults.

Yet, sometimes you may find that you only want to add extra coverage to certain types of orders. For instance, you may only want to fully insure orders containing specific SKUs, those placed through a specific store, or any shipping via a specific service. That's when Shipping Rules can help.

In this guide, we will set up a Shipping Rules to fully insure our Priority Mail orders over $100 to their full value.

To create the Shipping Rule:

  1. Go to SETTINGS >> SHIPPING RULES.



  2. Click the blue Add New button.
  3. In the field Rule Name, enter a name that describes this rule, such as "Insure Priority Mail".



  4. Set the "IF" condition.

    In our example, we want the rule to only apply to orders that are over $100, and only when the customer requests "Priority Mail". However, you could select any "Order total" or "Requested service".

    Order total | Is greater than | (specify value)



    Requested service | Is equal to | (specify value)



  5. Set the "THEN" action.

    In our example, we know that any order which meets the conditions will be shipped via Priority Mail and needs to be fully insured. So, we will be applying a Saved Carrier Selection as well as insurance settings.

    Set saved carrier selection | (specify Saved Carrier Selection)



    Set shipment insurance based on order total



  6. Save your new rule! This rule will be applied to all future shipments that are synced or added into ShippingEasy.

 


Related articles:

FAQs: Shipping Rules / Mapping
Best of Rules: Assign carrier selection to a batch of orders per requested service
How to: Save my Carrier Selections for future shipments
What is USPS Signature Confirmation?
How to: Add full insurance coverage to all orders over a minimum value

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