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Apr
29
2020

COVID-19 Shipping Update and Suggestions

Due to the change in the current global environment caused by COVID-19, the shipping carriers are experiencing additional challenges when delivering packages. There has been an increase in lost and misdelivered packages. The carriers are using social distancing when delivering packages and are not requiring physical signatures even when the signature confirmation service is added […]

Feb
3
2020

Branded Packaging Details

As an update to our 2017 blog post “When you ship, use plain boxes“we wanted to provide a few examples of packages that are able to be insured with us versus packages that are not*. We have seen quite a bit of misinformation being spread regarding shipping insurance and the packaging used for shipments. First […]

Jan
21
2015

Don’t ship that damaged package back!

As an eCommerce seller, the inevitable happens: You ship a product to a customer and it arrives damaged. That is one of the reasons you insure your shipments with Shipsurance. However, what does your customer do with the damaged item and packaging? In the past, if you declared a value with the shipping carrier, you […]

Aug
1
2013

P.S.A. – Your Packages May Be Stolen

Even when a package is successfully delivered, the recipient may never actually receive it. Below is a video from December 2012 of a package being delivered, and then getting stolen by another delivery person. This was an iPad Mini being delivered as a Christmas present. Having a pre-signed delivery form is not a great idea, […]

Jul
30
2013

P.S.A. – Your Packages May Be Tossed

Most of the major shipping carriers do a great job when handling your shipments before, during, and after transit. This is why they are in business and are very reliable most of the time. However, as in every business, sometimes there are employees that are not working in the best interest of the company. Below […]

Apr
16
2013

Lost Packages to the Russian Federation

Being the leading provider of shipping insurance coverage gives us unique insight into possible problem destinations when shipping worldwide. We want to alert everyone to the growing amount of lost packages being sent to the Russian Federation. We are seeing a growing trend of lost packages shipped via the United States Postal Service (USPS)  to this destination […]

Nov
16
2012

2012 Holiday Shipping Schedules

Holiday

Below are the holiday shipping dates that the  major U.S. based shipping carriers are closed. United States Postal Service – http://about.usps.com/news/events-calendar/2012-federal-holidays.htm Monday, November 12 – Veterans Day Thursday, November 22 – Thanksgiving Day Tuesday, December 25 – Christmas Day Tuesday, January 1, 2013 – New Year’s Day UPS – http://www.ups.com/content/us/en/resources/ship/imp_exp/operation.html Thursday, November 22 – Thanksgiving Day* Friday, November 23 – Day After […]

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