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How Important is Shipping Insurance in eCommerce?

Nicasio Co III
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April 21, 2022

Do you like ordering things online? Are you an eCommerce business owner? Do you often have overseas shipping? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this article might pique your interest. 

Shipping is the fine art of sending your precious products to your beloved customers. However, a situation can happen that we cannot avoid. No matter how we plan to prevent problems during shipping, mishaps and setbacks can still occur. Thus, shipping insurance is essential. Shipping insurance Canada or the US will protect us from any liability from accidents and unexpected events while on transit. There are plenty of factors to get shipping insurance. But to make it simple for you, let us discuss when and how to insure a shipment.

When should you get shipping insurance?

While insurance should be applicable for any shipment, shipping insurance coverage wouldn't include all forms of shipments. How would you know it is the most suitable time to get shipping insurance?

If you ship designer or luxury items, international packages, or any electronics, art pieces, or fragile items, don't hesitate to ask the carrier about the shipping insurance coverage they can offer for your parcel. The valuables mentioned above can either have high market resale value and are prone to theft, can get easily damaged, or have a bigger chance of loss. They can also have a more expensive value than the declared amount of coverage.

Additionally, if you plan to ship your parcel during the peak seasons, like the Christmas holidays or any holiday season in general, it would be advisable to purchase shipping insurance too. The high volume of shipments also increases the chances of damage, loss, or theft.

How to safeguard a shipment?

When shipping products and you decide to get shipping insurance, it is better to ask your shipping partner for the terms and regulations of their insurance policy. However, contact Stallion Express if you still haven’t decided on what offer they may have to safeguard your packages.

The rates are CAD 0.39 for the first CAD 100 of the declared value and CAD 1.49 for each additional CAD 100 or any amount exceeding the first CAD 100 of coverage for the Canadian and United States Shipping. You can protect your parcel for up to CAD 300.

The International Shipping services' rates are CAD 0.99 for the first CAD 100 of the declared value and CAD 1.49 for each additional CAD 100 or any amount exceeding the first CAD 100 of coverage. You can also protect your parcel up to CAD 300. 

Why Choose Stallion Protection?

Stallion Protection To give you a heads up about the updated Stallion Protection Terms & Conditions:

  • Loss shipment claims eligibility for both Canada and the United States has been reduced from 30 days to 21 days from the last tracking event.
  • You can now register a claim for lost or damaged shipments immediately after receiving your box, as the waiting period has been removed.
  • Claims must be filed within the 90-day period after Stallion Express has received them.

They have the leading turnaround time in the industry, going around 3 to 5 business days for all claims. You don't need to exert excessive effort as you can process your claims online, directly on the website. You can also get comprehensive coverage protection for your declared value, including all physical damage or loss risks due to an external cause during transit. 

Plus, Stallion Protection offers simple flat-rate pricing regardless of your parcel's end destination. Shipping insurance Canada, the United States, or crossing the Asia-Pacific and Australia, Stallion provides total liability coverage for most international destinations. One of the most competitive rates indeed!

On the other hand, if you choose not to get Stallion Protection, you may consider other third-party insurance. However, they may not cover shipments through Stallion. Contact Stallion's reliable customer service at +1 877-863-7447 or check their Facebook and LinkedIn accounts for further assistance.

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Written by Nicasio Co III

Nicasio is the co-founder of Stallion Express - the leading eCommerce shipping company in Canada. Through his unique experiences in tech and digital marketing, he is on a journey to disrupt the logistics industry.

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