Accidents can happen. Even the best courier services can sometimes deliver your products later than expected and packages can turn up damaged or not turn up at all.
While not every online seller will want to pay extra costs to cover deliveries, courier insurance can alleviate the worry of your products not being shipped or delivered as expected.
However, it’s important to understand that parcel delivery insurance won’t always protect your business. Although many delivery companies price shipping insurance at an affordable rate, you may find your products are not covered in certain courier insurance policies.
Typical items you may assume to be protected by parcel insurance, such as glass, ceramics or electrical goods, are not always covered by every courier service’s insurance policy.
This is why it’s important to read your courier service’s terms and conditions carefully and check the type of items you sell are covered before investing in parcel insurance.
It’s also worth being aware that some courier services do offer money-back guarantees, in the event that your products are delivered later than agreed.