Information about insurance and general liability for lost or damaged shipments.
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There are many important aspects to think about when choosing the courier to deliver your items.
One of them is balancing the value of the item and the cost for transportation.
When choosing a courier with a lower pricing, this commonly impacts the liability of the courier in cases of lost or damaged shipments.
Low-cost couriers limit their liability and do not offer any insurance or refund in case a shipment is Lost or Damaged in transit.
Express courier may offer upto a maximum liability of USD$100 on Lost or Damaged goods.
Visit our courier page to find out which couriers offer a basic insurance included in the shipping cost.
If your item is of high value you may want to consider adding the Added Insurance provided by Easyship. This Insurance will cover up-to USD$5,000.
Please see the following article regarding terms and how to file a claim: Insurance Claim
Easyship provides an option for you to add insurance to your shipment on our platform.
You can find the terms and conditions of this added insurance by clicking here
The default setting for insurance on your shipments will be 'No,' so if you want insurance, make sure to switch the setting to 'Yes' during shipment creation.
The Insurance fee is based on the total value of your shipment and if its domestic or international.
The insurance will cover the full declared value of your product up-to USD$5000.
Insurance in Shipping Rules
With Easyships Shipping Rules in your Dashboard, you can apply different rules which will make sure that insurance is included for your shipments.
For example as per the example below to the left, you can make sure that all shipments over a certain customs value automatically includes insurance.
Or you can add insurance for shipments to certain destinations as per the example to the lower right side.
With Easyship Shipping Rules you can automate your processes and keep shipping Easy!
Insurance in File Upload
When creating multiple orders via File Upload, you can also ensure that Insurance is added to your orders. Below is an example from our Easyship File Upload template.
In the field for Shipping Insurance simply add "Yes" and insurance will be included in your order upon creation!