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Shipping Insurance

When a product leaves your business and is loaded onto a mail truck, what happens next is out of your hands—but in many cases, customers still hold you liable for ensuring that their package arrives safely.

Fortunately, shipping insurance is available to fill this coverage gap and protect you when something goes wrong.

What's Covered

This form of insurance will reimburse you if a package is stolen, lost, or damaged on the way to its destination. For anyone looking to send a package, the two major considerations are as follows:

  • Is it already protected? Many packages are already insured by shipping companies—often automatically. However, coverage is not universal and depends both on who carries the package and what type of mail it is. In particular, shippers should familiarize themselves with the regulations of the USPS, whether or not they plan to use it—both FedEx and UPS frequently utilize the Last Mile service, and knowing who is responsible for the package helps ensure that it's fully covered at all times.
  • How much is it worth? Most forms of shipping insurance have a relatively low cap on what they'll pay out (typically several thousand dollars, sometimes as low as one hundred). If you're sending items worth more than the cap, you may still suffer a loss if something happens to the package, and will want to purchase additional coverage. If you do not properly declare the value of the package when it's being sent, you'll be liable for any losses beyond the standard limit.

Domestic Shipping Insurance

Domestic coverage for shipping is often available for as low as a few dollars per-parcel. If you're planning to ship anything that goes above and beyond the protection that carriers normally provide, talk to a Molyneaux Insurance Agency agents about how many packages you'll be shipping, and they'll work with you to find a rate that matches what you're doing.

International Shipping Insurance

Shipments being mailed internationally are often more expensive to insure, especially if they'll be passing through the hands of a local carrier with a poor reputation. Since fees can vary so widely, based on a combination of factors, it's usually best to get a quote well before you send the package. Tools like the USPS International Price Calculator can be used to get a quick estimate of postage and basic insurance coverage for any given package.

 

1. "Last Mile Service." Accessed April 14, 2016. http://www.usps.com/lastmile/.

2. "International Price Calculator." Accessed April 14, 2016. https://ircalc.usps.com/.

Molyneaux Insurance Agency

204 N Front St

Sunbury, PA 17801

Main office: 570-392-9969
Fax: 570-286-7367

Office Hours:

Mon: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tues: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thurs: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: By Appointment
Sun: Closed

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I love how you have helped save me and my clients money on our home owners and car insurance! Thanks for all you do! Its nice to know that there's an insurance agent on our side! I hope we can do much more business in the future!
Laura S.
I had been with the same insurance company since I started driving. I always just assumed that because I was a loyal customer and had a clean driving record that i was getting the best rate possible and was not looking to switch companies. I have known Bradley for many years so when I heard that he had started 'Molyneaux Insurance' I decided to inquire about prices believing that the quote I would be given would be higher than what i was currently paying. To my surprise, it was not! I had learned that through all my years of service with my insurance provider I was over paying...ALOT!!! Bradley took the time to drive to my home and sit down with me and go over every detail to make sure I understood the policy and still had the best coverage. Without hesitation I switched and currently save $2000 a year for the same coverage!!! I didn't have to worry about making any uncomfortable phone calls to cancel my old provider either...Molyneaux Insurance does it all! Bradley even made a follow up call to make sure I received my new cards and that my old provider had received the cancellation paperwork. I recommend Molyneaux Insurance to everyone!!
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