Set yourself up with a shipping account so you can figure your cost
before you ship. I personally would not use USPS for any expensive
jewelry… too risky. The only tracking they have is with their
express service and that starts at $16.00- before insurance.
Here’s a copy of a post I recently wrote on another board… I
love these guys!
If anyone is shipping jewelry, I ask you to check out parcel pro.
They are specifically for the jewelry and watch industry.
They ship UPS, fed ex, dhl… all through their website. They are
the insurer- not UPS, fed-ex… they charge about 2/3 less for the
insurance, and the 2nd day and overnight rates are less than if you
went to UPS directly due to the bulk discount they get.
UPS and fed-ex are tricky with their in-house insurance… things
are worded in such a manner that you think you’re insuring your
entire package, and in reality you’re not. Like someone mentioned
they won’t insure art for over $100- but they’ll let you buy the
There’s also a disclosure about jewelry- they’ll only pay out the
replacement value- how much it costs you to replace it, not how much
it costs the store. so they’ll pay your cost- not your wholesale.
Parcelpro covers the amount on the invoice, period.
If any jewelers are interested. my contact is Scott Travis:
Tel: 310-328-8484 ext. 123
please tell him I sent you if you contact him.
oh, did I mention that pick up is included in the cost of shipping?