FedEx Declared Value | Overview

Within ShippingEasy, the "insured value" for FedEx shipments refers to the "declared value." FedEx's maximum liability for shipments without a declared value 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 the 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 protects 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 FedEx may not cover. Learn more about Shipsurance.

Notes about FedEx Declared Value Coverage

  • Adding a declared value to a FedEx shipment will increase the cost of your shipment. The Fees line in Your Shipping Cost will reflect the FedEx estimate for the declared value coverage on the ORDERS page.

    Shipping Cost screen with the Fees (additional options) item highlighted.
  • FedEx will automatically include their Direct Signature Confirmation service if you specify a declared value of $500 or more. You do not need to select Direct Signature Confirmation explicitly.

  • 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 three boxes are in the shipment, then the declared value for each box is $150 ($450 total for the order).

Specifying FedEx Declared Value in ShippingEasy

To add a specific declared value to your FedEx shipment:

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

    Order Details screen with the insurance option highlighted.
  2. Select FedEx 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 for FedEx Declared Value for the insured amount of $200 for an estimated fee of $9.71

    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.


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