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bbknives



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:44 pm    Post subject: shipping insurance Reply with quote

how do you add shipping insurance to the shopping cart?
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eleganzajewels
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't believe you can add insurance as a separate charge, you have to include it in your shipping. Unless you state in terms that if they want insurance to wait for a separate invoice that will include insurance charges.

That would turn me off as a buyer. Why not just insure all shipments, through http://u-pic.com/? Your customers will love it, not expensive through u-pic, and filing a claim with them, if needed, is much easier than through the shipping carriers.
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bbknives



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:30 pm    Post subject: ins Reply with quote

thanks for the tip.
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fancyflappers



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Insurance is technically the sellers responsibility. I include it with all of my e-Crater shipments.
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bigtallmensclothing
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fancyflappers wrote:
Insurance is technically the sellers responsibility. I include it with all of my e-Crater shipments.


Me too!
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watercolor



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use DSI insurance at the fraction of the cost of USPS and when I do insure items, I do it at my expense also not the buyers.


Leslie
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eleganzajewels
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ditto, ditto, and ditto!
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AntiquesAndCollectibles



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most of the items I sell are higher priced, and I always Insure my items.

I include it in the Shipping Price.

I was at the post office today, and insured a package for $199. USPS charged me $3.35 just for the Insurance. Also, I use either Delivery Confirmation of Signature Confirmation on all my items.

By the time I add up my Shipping Materials, Insurance, Confirmation, and Weight of the package, it can become quite pricey, and that's just for the US.

USPS has a Global Guaranteed Shipping that cost apx $38. Shipping has gotten pretty expensive nowdays, and it's going up again May 1st.

QJ
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eleganzajewels
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My things are more lightweight, so I can be more flexible. I add the at-the-counter cost of shipping, plus the less expensive u-pic insurance, to the stated cost, and offer free shipping. They love it!
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bigtallmensclothing
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AntiquesAndCollectibles - sounds to me like you need your own Marine Policy (that's what it's called to covering items in motion) or at least use DSI Insurance or U-Pic Insurance.

Check with your insurance agent you might be able to add a Marine policy to your business insurance for a very low cost - like least then $50 a year. ASK, all they can do is say no!
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