UPS Declared Value | Overview

UPS provides maximum liability coverage for shipments up to $100 in value. This coverage is called "Declared Value." Items worth $100 or less can be claimed for up to that amount if they result in a lost, stolen, or damaged shipment.

UPS's maximum liability for shipments without a declared value is $100 for damages or losses at no cost.

For shipments valued over $100, you can declare a higher item value when creating the shipping label. UPS has an additional charge for a declared value over $100. View UPS Value-Added Services PDF page 121.

Declared Value of Package


$0 - $100

No Charge

$100.01 - $300


Over $300 - Charge for each $100

$1.15 per $100 Declared

If you do not declare a higher value, your maximum reimbursement for the item is $100. Learn more about the maximum value you can declare for your UPS package.

UPS One Balance from ShippingEasy Accounts

UPS One Balance from ShippingEasy does not support declared values of more than $100. If you want additional coverage for UPS One Balance shipments, you can do so with Shipsurance.

Notes About UPS Declared Value Coverage

  • For multi-box shipments, the UPS Declared Value is applied to each box in the shipment.

    For example, if you specify $150 as the declared value and there are three boxes in the shipment, then the declared value for each box is $150 ($450 total for the order).

  • UPS Declared Value covers the item value only. It does not include packing materials or shipping costs unless your item was packaged and shipped at a UPS store.

    Packages processed at a UPS store that resulted in a loss or incurred damage can receive the full declared value of the shipment and materials stated at the time of the transaction.

Specifying UPS Declared Value in ShippingEasy

To add a specific declared value to your UPS shipment:

  1. Check the box next to Insurance in the Shipment section of the Order Details slideout.

  2. Select UPS Declared Value from the insurance provider drop-down menu.

  3. Enter the value of your shipment in US dollars in the Insured Value field.

    The order details slide out shows insurance selected with UPS Declared Value insured value of $200 for an estimated fee of $3.45

    Based on the Insured Value, the Estimated Fee field will automatically update the estimated cost for additional coverage from UPS.

Your changes will save automatically. Click the Buy Label button to create your shipping label.


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