What is the Maximum Shipping Insurance That Can Be Purchased?

What is the Maximum Shipping Insurance That Can Be Purchased?


According to UPS "UPS's liability is limited to US$100.00 on packages with no declared value. If the value of your goods exceeds US$100.00, you can declare a higher value, up to US$50,000.00 per package, by entering the declared value in the UPS shipping system used and paying an additional charge. Declared Value charges for freight collect and third-party shipments may be billed to your shipper account. For more information, refer to ups.com/terms.

When a shipper declares a value in excess of $100, it does not receive any form of insurance. Insurance for in-transit goods is available through UPS’s licensed affiliate UPS Capital Insurance Agency, Inc." 

USPS Priority Mail - Domestic

Priority Mail Express provides insurance up to $100 at no additional charge, and Priority Mail provides insurance up to $50 at no additional charge. Additional insurance is available for purchase up to a maximum of $5,000.

USPS Priority Mail - International

Insurance is included for all Priority Mail International shipments*.  At no additional charge, Priority Mail International items containing merchandise are insured up to $200 while PMI items with non-negotiable documents are insured up to $100. You can purchase additional merchandise insurance up to the maximum amount allowable for the destination country. However, that amount cannot exceed $5,000


FedEx® Declared Value Advantage customers may declare a value of up to $100,000 per shipment on specialty items, such as jewelry, gemstones, and precious metals, giving you extra peace of mind for your high-value shipments.


1% of shipment value with minimum charge of 10.00 EUR. DHL Express also offers standard liability, limited to the value of the transported goods (up to $25/kg in case of air transport and $12/kg in case of road transport). In addition, we offer our customers financial protection against loss of or damage to shipments due to external causes.