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Shipping Insurance in Columbia and Boonville MO

When a product leaves your business and is loaded onto a mail truck, what happens next is out of your hands—but in many cases, customers still hold you liable for ensuring that their package arrives safely.

Fortunately, shipping insurance is available to fill this coverage gap and protect you when something goes wrong.

What's Covered

This form of insurance will reimburse you if a package is stolen, lost, or damaged on the way to its destination. For anyone looking to send a package, the two major considerations are as follows:

  • Is it already protected? Many packages are already insured by shipping companies—often automatically. However, coverage is not universal and depends both on who carries the package and what type of mail it is. In particular, shippers should familiarize themselves with the regulations of the USPS, whether or not they plan to use it—both FedEx and UPS frequently utilize the Last Mile service, and knowing who is responsible for the package helps ensure that it's fully covered at all times.
  • How much is it worth? Most forms of shipping insurance have a relatively low cap on what they'll pay out (typically several thousand dollars, sometimes as low as one hundred). If you're sending items worth more than the cap, you may still suffer a loss if something happens to the package, and will want to purchase additional coverage. If you do not properly declare the value of the package when it's being sent, you'll be liable for any losses beyond the standard limit.

Domestic Shipping Insurance

Domestic coverage for shipping is often available for as low as a few dollars per-parcel. If you're planning to ship anything that goes above and beyond the protection that carriers normally provide, talk to a Vogel-Stuart Insurance Group agents about how many packages you'll be shipping, and they'll work with you to find a rate that matches what you're doing.

International Shipping Insurance

Shipments being mailed internationally are often more expensive to insure, especially if they'll be passing through the hands of a local carrier with a poor reputation. Since fees can vary so widely, based on a combination of factors, it's usually best to get a quote well before you send the package. Tools like the USPS International Price Calculator can be used to get a quick estimate of postage and basic insurance coverage for any given package.

 

1. "Last Mile Service." Accessed April 14, 2016. http://www.usps.com/lastmile/.

2. "International Price Calculator." Accessed April 14, 2016. https://ircalc.usps.com/.

Our Location

Vogel-Stuart Insurance Group

29 N 10th Street
Columbia, MO 65201
Main office: 573-449-5395
Toll free: 800-223-9826
Fax: 573-443-4321

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Testimonials

"I never thought about moving my coverage anywhere else. I had been with AA for 30 years. Vogel-Stuart shopped me out and saved me $250 over what I was paying same coverage. They are great to work with. I can call and make any changes over the phone since I am hour away. They always answer the phone like I am their favorite client. I would recommend them to anyone, even if you aren’t looking for new agency. Give Vogel-Stuart a try. They surprised me!"

Patty B from California, MO
"I just moved my personal auto policy to Vogel-Stuart in April after shopping around for the best price. They were able to save me a lot of money compared to the other quotes I received. I am currently working on starting my own lawn care and snow removal business and they were quick to get my quote to me and very reasonable for just starting out. I would highly recommend Vogel-Stuart to anyone looking for personal or commercial insurance; they have been very good to me!"

Kellan F from Jamestown, MO
"I have been with Stuart Insurance Agency since 2006. I own Wren’s Home Improvements and when Stuart Insurance Agency took over in November, the transition was smooth and seamless. The new faces in the office have picked up where John and Ann left off. They recently saved me around $300 on my personal auto policy. I would highly recommend Vogel-Stuart to anyone looking for business or personal insurance. "

Charles Wren, Wren’s Home Improvements from Columbia, MO