Adding Insurance to a Package in Shippo

Most carriers automatically include a basic level of insurance depending on the service level. You can see what USPS provides here—USPS Services Including Insurance.

 


Purchasing Insurance

You can purchase additional insurance for your shipment during the label creation process. 

Shipping insurance purchased through Shippo is provided by Shipsurance, a leading third-party provider of package insurance. You can learn more about the terms and cost here — Shipping Insurance in Shippo

 


How to add Shipsurance to your package in the Shippo Web App:

  • Click Add Insurance.
  • Choose Insurance by Shipsurance.
  • Next, list out the items you are shipping. It's best to be specific, including brand and model if applicable. 
  • Then, give the total value of the items inside the package. 
  • You will then get a quote for insurance on your Package. 
  • Lastly, select the desired Label. 

 

Note:

To get reimbursed for the postage fees through Shipsurance, you must declare both the cost of the goods and the postage costs in the Total Value of Order box. 

 

Please reference the cost of coverage here — Shipping Insurance in Shippo:

 

 

Note:

  • You cannot add insurance for a shipping label you've already purchased.

  • Insurance is provided through Shipsurance. You are not purchasing insurance from the carrier.

  • Review the complete Shipsurance Terms of Service for conditions and exclusions before adding insurance to any shipment.

  • Requesting a refund for a shipping label will automatically revoke the insurance coverage.

  • If you need to file a claim, please see Filing a Claim for a Lost or Damaged Shipment.  

 


API users

Please specify the insurance value and currency in your Shipment call, and your shipment will automatically be covered by Shipsurance.

You'll see in our API documentation that you are able to purchase insurance in the API through Shipsurance or through the carrier directly; however, we recommend the more cost-effective and comprehensive coverage through Shipsurance. 

 

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