Adding insurance to the shopping cart

TAGSAngel
Pathfinder
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Also looking for this.  USPS 1st Class packages are not insured.  It costs $2.25 to insure (up to I think 49.00 value)  Customers want the cheapest shipping possible, however, they're not taking into consideration that does not include insurance.   Unfortunately with what's happening with USPS right now, 1st class packages are sitting in limbo or being lost.  The customer does not blame USPS, they blame the merchant.   Merchants that sell light weight, inexpensive items cannot cover this insurance on their own.   If the customer pays 4.00 for shipping and the insurance is an extra 2.25  that's 6.25  If you're selling an $8.-10.  you can pretty much bet that there's not enough profit to cover the insurance.

We should be able to add an option of 1st class  - not insured  and 1st class - insured    With some type of caption letting them know that if they choose uninsured, the merchant is not liable after the item has been shipped.

Or just an option to purchase insurance on this package   (now mind you - priority mail and ups are already insured by default - at least if you use stamps.com or some form of commercial shipping app)
So this at this time is only necessary for first class packages.

Prior to Covid and the forced restructure of USPS this was really not an issue. However, with both of these in play, it is now totally necessary.   As the curbside (local) pick up was added quickly due to covid, I think this should be put in place as well.

Shopify?  What do you think?  Can we have this please. 

DigiGuru31
New Member
1 0 1

Has there been any more feedback on this subject, I also have a client wanting to add a 1.5% insurance cover on cart cost. Did anyone find a solution as yet?

We have an app for that! 

Check out EnGarde Shipping Insurance

It lets you create your own Shipping Insurance Policy and charge for it in the cart. The best thing is you keep all the revenue you insurance policy makes.

You can set your own percentage fee to charge a long with your own default fee. 

If you have any questions reach out to us on hello@engardeapp.io


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We have an app for that! 

Check out EnGarde Shipping Insurance

It lets you create your own Shipping Insurance Policy and charge for it in the cart. The best thing is you keep all the revenue you insurance policy makes.

You can set your own percentage fee to charge a long with your own default fee. 

If you have any questions reach out to us on hello@engardeapp.io

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There are two main ways to do this, install an insurance app, or install an upsell app. 

The insurance app I recommended is Route.

It costs 0% to the merchant and between 1.5% – 5% for the customer.

If you prefer to use an upsell app, here are some you could pick from:

  • In Cart Upsell
  • Candy Rack — One Click Upsell
  • Frequently Bought Together

Check out my full blog post with screenshots of these apps in action. 

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kub
Explorer
77 2 24

I did setup a separate shipping method in my shop as i offer different prices for different amount of orders.

Example:

 order 0-49 €order 50 - 99 €order from 100 €
normal shipping 5 days10 €5 €0 €
normal shipping 5 days + insurance12 €7 €3 €
fast shipping 1 day15 €10 € 5 €
fast shipping 1 day + insurance18€13 €8 €

 

You can setup to appear the shipping method by value in the admin. There is only a problem when you need Weight calculation on your shippings. I'm selling jewelry so it is ok like this for me.

 

Anyway i wonder why this isn't a native feature. There are so many essential things like this which are not coming native on shopify. Shopify says not to install more than 10 apps for make it work without problems..

GabrielFlores
New Member
1 0 0

Adn how would you do it if you have two or more variants in one product?

 

 

 

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