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Shipping Insurance in Chapel Hill and Raleigh, NC

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 Seagroves Agency, Inc. 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 Locations

Chapel Hill Office

1506 E Franklin St, Ste 100
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Main office: 919-634-6473
Fax: 919-967-0411

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tues: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thurs: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Mebane Office

1036 Mebane Oaks Rd
Mebane, NC 27312
Main office: 919-533-2489
Fax: 919-563-1107

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tues: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thurs: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Pittsboro Office

119 Hillsboro St
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Main office: 919-634-6564
Fax: 919-542-1107

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tues: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thurs: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Raleigh Office

6404 Falls of Neuse Rd Suite 101
Raleigh, NC 27615
Main office: 919-634-6663
Fax: 919-883-4516

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tues: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thurs: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Our Providers

Testimonials

I have been with Nationwide for more years than I can remember and they have always been so helpful and really are easy to work with. There is no arguing or pleading when there is a claim, they quickly address the situation and are so fair in appraising the damage and the check is in the mail within a couple of days. Lee Doss is my Nationwide Agent and she is always there to help with a friendly and caring attitude.
- Sandyman
I've worked with Hayden a this agency and have had good experiences with getting questions answered and any information needed.
- FredW
I have never written a review for anything before, even when I am happy with services provided. But Seagroves is something else. Leon, who I was referred to by a car dealership, is not only an amazing insurance agent, but also a great advisor in all things automobile-related. Not being from the US, I don't always understand how things are done with vehicles here, but Leon was very patient and truly did go the extra mile to make sure my experience with Seagroves was positive. Generally, the agency is always happy to help, is always very polite and comprehensive with all the information they give. 100% would recommend and will be remaining loyal to this agency no doubt.
- Daniel1
Insurance is a necessity we all hope we never have to cash in on, but if we do, it's because we've had to deal with something stressful in our lives and the last thing we want is added stress from our insurance company. I was insurance claim free for many years, but in the last 6 months I had an auto claim and a homeowners claim. The people at Seagroves treated me like family and did everything in their power to see that my claims were handled quickly and stress free. Great Customer Service is hard to find these days, but you'll find it with Seagroves.
- TakenCareOf