Shipping Insurance Options in Shippo

We offer 1-click discounted insurance through our partnership with Shipsurance, a leading third-party provider of package insurance. Our insurance also extends past the first $100 of a shipment meaning there is no need to file two claims—one with the carrier and one through us — you can file a single claim with Shipsurance.

Shipsurance coverage offers:

  • Up to 50% discounts compared to carrier-provided insurance
  • Simple, rapid, and paperless claims processing
  • Coverage for packages to domestic and international destinations

How much does it cost to insure my package? 

The cost of insurance depends on which plan you are on and the minimum insurance cost is $1.

Starter Plan rate: 1.25% of declared value.

Pro/Premier Plan rate: 1% of declared value.

Here's an example of how costs differ across the different plans.

Declared Value Starter Plan Cost Pro Plan Cost Premier Plan Cost
$50 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00
$100 $1.25 $1.00 $1.00
$225 $2.81 $2.25 $2.25


How do I add insurance to my shipment?

Please see Adding Insurance to a Package

How do I file a claim?

If you need to file a claim on an insured package, please see How to File a Claim for a Lost or Damaged Shipment.

Before filing a claim with Shipsurance, be sure it has been more than:

  • 20 days after the package shipment date for a domestic shipment
  • 40 days after the package shipment date for international shipments 

How can I check how much insurance coverage I purchased for my shipment? 

You can see this by exporting your shipment details on the Shipments Page in your Shippo account. Click on the Export button at the top of the page to generate a CSV file. Please reference How to Export Shipments in Shippo.

What about the basic liability coverage provided by the carrier?

Most carriers offer some automatically included insurance depending on the service class of the shipment. If you wish, you can skip purchasing insurance through Shippo for such a shipment; however, you will then need to file any necessary claim through the carrier and not Shippo.

Available insurance thresholds

Carrier Type Carrier Deductible
DHL Express Domestic $100.00
DHL Express International $100.00
FedEx Domestic $100.00
FedEx International $100.00
Purolator Domestic $100.00
Purolator International $100.00
UPS Domestic $100.00
UPS International $100.00
USPS Domestic - Express Mail $100.00
USPS  International- Express Mail $200.00
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