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Quick Start: Shipping insurance

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ShippingEasy partners with Shipsurance to provide affordable shipment insurance. Learn more about Shipsurance.

 

What is covered by shipping insurance?

YES

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Damaged
by Carrier
Lost Damaged
by Weather
Theft Electronics eCigarettes

NO

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Cigarettes Precious
Stones
Live
Plants/Animals
     

 

When should I insure my orders?

When considering the business case for insuring packages, a cost and risk analysis can help cement your decision. This formula, based on your own data and loss history, may prove useful:

[ Number of shipments lost or damaged (#) / Total number of shipments (#) ] x Average order value ($) > Average insurance cost ($) per item

For example, let's assume:

  • You sell leather shoes with an average order value of $200
  • and ship 100 pairs per month
  • with a loss ratio of 1 shipment out of the 100
  • Formula: 1/100 x $200 = $2
  • RESULT: if it costs less than $2 on average to insure an order, it makes business sense to insure

Learn more about the cost to insure a package.

 

How do I insure my shipments?

ShippingEasy provides three simple ways to insure your shipments:

  • Insure individual shipments from the READY TO SHIP page. Learn more.
  • Protect all shipments over a minimum value with SHIPMENT INSURANCE defaults. Learn more.
  • Automatically pinpoint specific shipments to insure with SHIPPING RULES. Learn more.

 

How do I make a claim?

It's all online!

Submit your claim by clicking the Insured Value in your SHIPMENT HISTORY on ShippingEasy.

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Learn more about filing an insurance claim with Shipsurance.

 

For more information or help getting started, please reach out to our team.

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