Browsing articles tagged with " shipping insurance"
Jul
18
2012

Ruby Lane Shipping Insurance Coverage

RubyLane

Ruby Lane is a website / marketplace for antiques, collectibles, art, and jewelry. Sellers set up shop and sell their merchandise in a similar way to eBay and Etsy. When sellers ship their merchandise, Ruby Lane requires that all shipments be insured unless declined by the buyer using the Decline Insurance option during the Checkout process […]

Apr
2
2012

Lost Packages to Brazil

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As of the past few months, we have seen an alarming amount of lost packages being sent to Brazil via the United States Postal Service (USPS). Of the parcels being shipped most of the intended recipients are  cooperating with the claims process immediately upon request. Whether this is a customs issue, a carrier issue, or something […]

Mar
21
2012

Shipsurance Marketing Video

Shipsurance

Explaining shipping insurance coverage can be tough to do. Most people we approach immediately think they need to change the way that they ship if they want use our service. This could not be further from the truth. Our coverage fits into your existing business workflow and allows you to lower costs and receive broader coverage. […]

Jan
20
2012

UPS and FedEx Shipping Claims; Why 60 Days?

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When filing a shipping insurance claim with Shipsurance for a FedEx or UPS shipment, we ask that the claimant provide all the claim documents to us by 60 days from the shipment date. We provide extra time for the claimant to get us a copy of the carrier liability check because that is out of their hands, but 60 […]

Jan
2
2012

2012 FedEx Rate Increases

FedEx

Once again following UPS, FedEx has announced their 2012 rate changes. The changes will take place on January 2, 2012; the same day that the new UPS rates take place. Below is a list of some of the changes FedEx Rate Changes for 2012: Rates increased an average of 5.9%. The rate increase was partially offset by adjusting the […]

Nov
30
2011

2012 UPS Rate Increases

UPS

UPS has recently announced their 2012 rate changes. The changes will take place on January 2, 2012. UPS announced an increase of 6.9% for their air service and a 2% reduction in the fuel surcharge. UPS Ground will increase an average of 4.9% with a 1% reduction in the fuel surcharge. Once again, the surcharges take a big hit, especially their declared […]

Nov
16
2011

Real Parcel Insurance

World

We would like to offer a P.S.A. to make sure that you understand that the shipping carriers are providing declared value coverage, not real parcel insurance (or real shipping insurance). Please read our post The Difference Between Declared Value and Insurance for further clarification. Remember, Shipsurance offers complete coverage for your packages in transit and our coverage is real, […]

Nov
1
2011

Holiday Shipping Tips for 2011

Holiday

It is that time of the year again. The weather is getting colder, festivity is in the air, and the holiday shipping season is among us. If you are an internet retailer or retail shipper, this is the time of year to buckle-down and show your customers what you are made of. As always, we […]

Oct
19
2011

Shipsurance Covers Shipments Sent Via EquaShip

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Yesterday, EquaShip took the wraps off of their new shipping service. The startup is looking to compete with UPS and FedEx by offering shipping discounts to small to medium sized business shippers. At its basis, the service provides for packages to be picked up by a consolidator, and ultimately delivered by the United States Postal Service […]

Aug
25
2011

General Shipping Tips

Safer Shipping Guidelines

Whether you insure your packages with Shipsurance, with the carriers, or do not insure at all, there are certain pitfalls to look out for when shipping. We have put together a small ‘cheat sheet’ called “Safer Shipping Guidelines”. Click here for a printable PDF version.

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