When should you consider a third party parcel insurance?
Are you wondering when to take out parcel insurance? Are you sending a valuable parcel and wondering if you can benefit from our insurance? Here are some clarifications!
When you ship a parcel, the insurance is not mandatory. If you do not purchase the insurance, you’ll probably receive a basic $20 compensation from the carrier or from the shipping broker. That’s why it is strongly recommended that you take out insurance if your items are worth more than $100.
When taking out a parcel insurance, you can choose to purchase the insurance offered by your carrier / broker and take the risk of paying very high fees for insurance which may in the end not even cover the items you wanted to insure. Using Secursus gives you the peace of mind of sending an expensive item.
What’s a parcel insurance?
Parcel insurance is used to insure goods in transit up to their final retail value. If your items end up being stolen, lost or damaged during transit, you’ll receive a full compensation, without any deductible.
What happens if my shipment is not insured?
Be aware that when you send a parcel internationally and it gets lost, stolen or damaged, the carrier's liability is limited. This means that you will only be partially reimbursed, even if you can demonstrate that the carrier is liable.
When a carrier accepts responsibility, the compensation is usually very low if you have not purchased the parcel insurance. You could expect $20 to $50 from the carrier at the very best.
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The goods I send are not covered by the traditional insurances. For me, Secursus is the only way to ship safely. And even if the goods you’re sending are covered (or you think they are), Secursus is always a better solution since it’s less expensive !
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Secursus parcel insurance covers most valuables up to $120,000, including many that are excluded from carrier coverage. Please see our insurance terms and conditions for some examples of what is covered and what is excluded.
Still have questions about our Parcel Insurance? Our customer service is available by email to answer your questions and advise you on your shipments. You can easily reach us by email, we aim to reply within 48 hours.
Our parcel insurance is easy to use: just create an account in two minute and add a payment card. You can then use our service immediately. Remember to read our shipping instructions necessary to make sure you will get compensation in case of loss or damage.
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What is ORIAS ?
Orias was created in 2007 according to a 2002 European Union directive to certify insurance intermediaries. It is in charge of handling the Single Register of Insurance, Banking, and Finance Intermediaries, and delivers authorizations necessary to work as a broker, general agent or insurance representative, as well as an intermediary in bank operations, payment services...
Secursus is registered with ORIAS as an insurance broker. This gives you the guarantee of a professional service that fully complies with insurance regulations.
Secursus insures your shipments instantly, at a lower rate than carriers or shipping agents. There is no need to request a quote as the price is the same for everyone who uses our service, just use our insurance calculator and see how much it will cost you to insure your valuable goods during transit.
To find out the pricing of our carrier insurance, all you have to do is enter the value of the shipment you want to insure at the top of the page. Our calculator instantly displays the price of the insurance.
Our site tells you how much to pay when you fill in the value of your merchandise. The cost of our insurance does not vary depending on whether you send 1, 10 or 50 parcels. Also, the cost of the parcel insurance remains the same, whether you send your parcels localy or internationally.
Yes, the delivery of the parcel with signature is mandatory because without a signature, we have no proof that a parcel has been delivered or not. This is a necessary condition for sending valuable parcels. Just make sure you choose the right shipping method when booking your shipment online.
We know that losing a package or receiving a damaged package is a significant source of stress, which is why our claim procedure has been greatly simplified. Our claim platform enables you to submit the few necessary documents and chat with one of our agents. Once the documents submitted, we’ll process them within 7 working days and pay out your claim straight away.
Secursus covers most fragile items but they must be well packaged to withstand normal handling in transit. You may not know it, but the parcels travel on automatic belts and fall into a huge box where many parcels are stacked on top of each other. You need to make sure that your items can withstand a drop from one meter without being broken. Otherwise, it just means that your items cannot be shipped with a regular carrier but with a "white glove" carrier who knows how to handle fragile goods.