Shipping insurance protects your packages if they are lost, stolen, or damaged during transit. In ShippingEasy, you can choose to add carrier insurance or purchase insurance through our partner Shipsurance.
The following carriers include insurance with select services, ranging from $50 to $200 per shipment:
ShippingEasy will display a message once you select the carrier and a service that includes insurance. For example:
If you need more coverage than the carrier service provides, you can purchase additional insurance with Shipsurance. Shipsurance provides insurance against loss and damaged shipments at heavily discounted rates. See an overview of Shipsurance pricing.
Shipsurance insurance is available when a form of delivery confirmation is on the shipment (i.e. delivery confirmation, signature confirmation, adult signature confirmation). Many USPS services include a delivery confirmation type, but you can also add a delivery confirmation on the READY TO SHIP page.
Shipsurance can be used with USPS, UPS, FedEx, and certain consolidator services. Shipsurance cannot be used with DHL shipments. View a detailed summary of Shipsurance insurance coverage limits.
For shipments that come with automatic insurance coverage, like USPS Priority Mail Express, insurance purchased from Shipsurance would be in addition to the standard amount. Learn more about how Shipsurance is calculated.
USPS from ShippingEasy One Balance
All USPS from ShippingEasy One Balance outbound shipments (domestic and international) can be insured in $100 increments with Shipsurance. Coverage ranges from $100 to $10,000 with two exceptions:
USPS First-Class Package Service (domestic) and First-Class Package International: Shipments can be insured up to $999.99 with Shipsurance.
USPS Priority Mail International: Shipments may be insured up to $5,000 with Shipsurance.
UPS from ShippingEasy One Balance
UPS from ShippingEasy One Balance offers reduced rates on UPS shipments and supports Shipsurance. All UPS from ShippingEasy One Balance shipments include maximum liability coverage of $100 for all shipments at no cost, known as UPS Declared Value.
UPS One Balance shipments that need insurance coverage over $100 are only eligible for Shipsurance and cannot use additional UPS coverage.
UPS Insurance Coverage by Item Value
The value that you declare for insurance purposes should be the fair market value of the item and not the amount that the item was purchased for.
Items must also be packed properly in order to receive insurance payments in the event that the item is damaged or lost.
ShippingEasy does not allow adding third-party insurance to shipments. However, if you would like to use a third-party insurance provider outside of ShippingEasy or the normal carrier insurance, you may be able to use our Reports feature to request insurance coverage.
Talk to your insurance company to see if they will accept a shipping report. If they do, you can export a Complete Shipping Report each day, mark the orders you would like insured, and then share it with your insurer.