4 Reasons Why Shipping Insurance is Important

Posted by Tania

Typically shipments valued less than $100 are insured by most couriers. However, when shipping items valued higher than $100 you should consider purchasing additional insurance for your shipment. The only thing worse than a shipment being lost, stolen or damaged in transit … is not having the right level of insurance to cover your costs.

So what’s a business to do to protect themselves? Insure! 

There are plenty of reasons to insure your shipments valued over $100; here are just 4 of the reasons why shipping insurance is important for you and your small to medium-sized business:

  • Peace of Mind:  You have a million things to do a day and stressing about your shipment isn’t high on that priority list.  Give yourself peace of mind that if something should happen to your shipment – you are covered.
  • Responsibility: If you choose not to insure your shipment you essentially accept the responsibility for that package – meaning you will be covering costs if damaged, lost or stolen.
  • It’s Easy to Add Insurance:  Adding additional insurance to your shipment can be done right at the time of processing your shipment and the fee is worked into your overall shipping price.  So it’s easy to add insurance to any shipment.
  • Get Reimbursed: Insuring your shipments provides you the option of getting reimbursed for your lost or damaged shipment. To get reimbursed you will need to go through a claims process, and depending on who you ship with, the claims process can be quite the hassle. FlagShip makes your insurance claim process seamless and stress-free. Simply contact FlagShip’s customer service team and they will be happy to help you with the entire claims process.

Learn about FlagShip’s shipping insurance when you sent a courier shipment. Our insurance program has the lowest insurance rates in the industry; save up to 70% on the cost of insuring your shipment above and beyond the initial $100.00.

For more information on shipping and insurance, please contact one of our customer service representatives at 1-866-320-8383 or email us at support@flagshipcompany.com.