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Shipping insurance from Canada to US


#1

My Canadian nephew makes jewelry for my shop here in the U.S. He has
been told by Federal Express that they will only insure precious
metal for a maximum of $500. And I think that is for the value of the
metal, not the actual replacement cost of the manufactured items.
Does anyone know how one would go about insuring and shipping jewelry
in excess of that amount? Surely there must be a way, but I have been
unable to find it so far.

Edward


#2

Fed Ex has a new program they offer in which they will insure
jewelry up to $50,000 (I think it goes this high). You have to sign
an agreement with them but it is currently being marketed by them.
He should call them again, ask to speak to his customer service rep
(not one of the operators) and they will be able to tell him about
it.

Daniel R. Spirer, GG
Spirer Somes Jewelers
1794 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140
617-491-6000
@spirersomes
www.spirersomes.com


#3
Does anyone know how one would go about insuring and shipping
jewelry  in excess of that amount? Surely there must be a w=

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but I have been  unable to find it so far. 

Edward, I have been using a company called ParcelPro to insure
packages of jewelry shipped via Fedex. The company specializes in
insuring jewelry shipments and will go as high as $50,000 US per
package. Their rates are actually cheaper than Fedex’s standard rates
although they do insist on “Priority Overnight” for new customers.
There is one extra step of faxing a shipping report to them and then
recieving a phone call giving a confirmation number for the shipment
(1/2 hour maximum wait…usually 3 minutes) Their web address is:
www.parcelpro.com Their toll free numbers aRe: West Coast Sales
Office: 888-683-2600 East Coast Sales Office: Tel: 800-825-2719

No association with them; just been real happy with their service for
a shipping method I used to self-insure!

Paul Reilly


#4
     My Canadian nephew makes jewelry for my shop here in the U.S.
He has been told by Federal Express that they will only insure
precious metal for a maximum of $500. And I think that is for the
value of the metal, not the actual replacement cost of the
manufactured items. Does anyone know how one would go about
insuring and shipping jewelry in excess of that amount? Surely
there must be a way, but I have been unable to find it so far. 

Hi, I learned about Parcel Pro here on Orchid, and find it to be
terrific. They offer insurance for jewelers using Fed Ex, and you
actually wind up paying less, too. Try out the new search engine for
details, or e-mail me off-line–I can send you the sign up materials,
or help contact a rep. Cindy www.cynthiaeid.com


#5

Fedex do insure Jewelry Parcels up to $50,000 Its a new service they
offer

Michael