3rd Party Shipping Insurance

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Postby mlinderer on Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:02 pm

Has anyone used a 3rd party shipping insurer that they would recommend use or not use? Specifically, I would like to ship a package from the US to the UK and insure it for the price of the $750. I believe that I've seen in some recent facebook group topics that these 3rd party shipping insurance groups will cover USPS First Class International for rates in the range of $1.60 per $100 of value. Some shipping insurance companies that I've found are https://www.shipsurance.com/, https://www.insurepost.com/, and https://www.pipinsure.com/. If anyone has any stories of success or failures with these groups or others that would be helpful, please share.
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Postby ClaytonHopper on Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:59 pm

I use shipsaver.com when I want to use 3rd party insurance for prints. Never an issue. Had only one claim and it was paid super fast.
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Postby murdock on Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:04 am

I would be interested if you need to declare at “full value” in order to gain full insurance coverage?
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Postby 63schoeffling on Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:15 pm

ClaytonHopper wrote:I use shipsaver.com when I want to use 3rd party insurance for prints. Never an issue. Had only one claim and it was paid super fast.


Same. Such a great recommendation... super convenient.
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Postby ClaytonHopper on Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:35 pm

murdock wrote:I would be interested if you need to declare at “full value” in order to gain full insurance coverage?


No, you dont have too.

I have declared low value with usps on the parcel to mail it First class as its half the price as Priority. Then insure it for the value paid (up to $2500) via shipsaver.

Although first class is super slow at times. Sometimes its worth the piece of mind to pay for overnight/ next day shippig for more valuable pieces.
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Postby murdock on Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:46 pm

Ah, good stuff. Thanks for letting me know.
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Postby Codeblue on Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:49 pm

ClaytonHopper wrote:Had only one claim and it was paid super fast.

What was teh value of teh claim?
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Postby jbofctu on Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:00 pm

insurepost is awesome. super cheap and zero questions on claims, very easy and fast
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Postby ClaytonHopper on Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:06 pm

Codeblue wrote:
ClaytonHopper wrote:Had only one claim and it was paid super fast.

What was teh value of teh claim?

The amount of the paypal transaction. $550
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Postby Codeblue on Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:18 pm

Would like to see how things shook out for a claim on a transaction in teh 4+ figs range.
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Postby 63schoeffling on Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:01 pm

Codeblue wrote:Would like to see how things shook out for a claim on a transaction in teh 4+ figs range.


Me too. I have only used it for the pieces I've sent that are above the FedEx or USPS limit.... so in that range. Few and far between but hopefully no claims in the future.
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Postby mlinderer on Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:25 pm

For either insurance group mentioned here, will the customs form # for a USPS First Class International package be sufficient for tracking or would an upgrade to USPS Priority International be required for the tracking?
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