Within ShippingEasy, the "insured value" for FedEx shipments refers to the "declared value." For shipments without a declared value, FedEx's maximum liability is $100 for damages or losses at no cost.
FedEx Declared Value is not insurance.
The declared value of a package is FedEx's maximum liability for loss or damage due to its mishandling of the shipment. FedEx does not provide any kind of insurance. Find more details in FedEx's Service Guide.
In contrast, third-party insurance provides protection whether or not FedEx contributed to the loss or damage.
If you are shipping a package valued at over $100 and want liability protection, you have two options:
Specify a higher declared value through FedEx: This comes at an additional fee. The steps below show how to declare a specific value with FedEx. Learn more about FedEx Declared Value.
Purchase insurance through Shipsurance: ShippingEasy's insurance partner provides heavily discounted coverage rates. Insurance protects you against loss or damage that may not be covered by FedEx. Learn more about Shipsurance.
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, 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.
For example: If you specify a declared value of $150 and there are three boxes in the shipment, then the declared value for each box is $150 ($450 total for the order).
To add a specific declared value to your FedEx shipment:
Check the box next to Add Additional Insurance in the Order Details.
Select FedEx Declared Value from the insurance provider drop-down menu.
Enter the value of your shipment in US dollars in the Insured Value field.
The Estimated Fee field will automatically update with the estimated cost for additional coverage from FedEx based on the Insured Value.
Your changes will save automatically. Click the Buy Label button to create your shipping label.