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Shipping Insurance in Duluth and Alpharetta

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 Talbert Insurance Services 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/.

Talbert Insurance Services

3473 Satellite Blvd #114

Duluth, GA 30096

Main office: 770-464-5608
Toll free: 800-353-8355
Fax: 770-813-8535

Office Hours:

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

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Testimonials

Our members’ needs are very specialized and unusual. Talbert Services acquaints themselves with our needs and works to assure that we are satisfied in the most efficient and economical ways. I recommend him highly and value our relationship both as friends and as a consultant.
Ted Madson: Executive Director of the Florida Land Surveyor's Council
Whether for my business or family, when I speak to Larry I know I am speaking to someone who is passionate about insurance. If you want to work with the best in the business, then you want to work with Talbert Insurance.
Jason Friedlander: Owner TwistSix
I’ve owned a small business for the last 8 years and Larry and his staff have been one of the major reasons we have found success. At every turn, they were there to make sue we were covered, from our Workman’s Comp, Liability, Auto, Life to Umbrella Coverage.
Global Painting & Renovations
Such great customer service! Rates are excellent. I've been a home owner with rental property for over 25 years. By switching to Talbert, it helped me to reduce premiums by bundling auto, home, and condo insurance, while maintaining pretty much the same coverage I was accustomed to! I strongly recommend looking into doing business with these folks.
Sheila G.
I have always been very satisfied with the service I have received from Talbert Insurance Services. They provide insurance for both our cars and home. You will be happy that you switched to this great company.
Home & Auto Customer
If you need Life, Auto, or Renters Insurance go see Larry and his team. I didn't know a thing about life insurance, but after leaving Larry's office, I know I'm in good hands with my policy and that I'm getting expert advice from the best in the biz. Be sure to ask Larry about his "fire wallet"....you'll be amazed!
Jason Michno
I could not ask for a better insurance company! They saved me so much over what I had been paying. When I had a claim they took great care to make sure that I had no down time and I had a check within days to replace the item.
Precision Land Surveying, Inc.
Talbert Insurance Services’ customer service has been beyond great. It is nice to work with a company that knows who you are, what you need and the importance of these things when it comes to small business owners. Thanks Talbert Insurance Services for making my day to day life a little easier.
First Choice Realty Group of GA, LLC
We are about to reach the end of our first great year with Talbert Insurance Services. We are impressed with the outstanding service from the office/support staff. Our agent, Ted B, strives to offer us the best coverages available in our industry. We look forward to many more happy years with Talbert.
Wilson Air Conditioning Service, Inc.