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U.S. Postal Service® Insurance

Insuring Your Item

Adding domestic insurance to your item using eBay Labels is fast and easy. You don't need to fill out extra forms. Just select the option to cover items up to $500 when listing an item or when you print a USPS shipping label through eBay Labels.

It's important to note that, whenever you ship using any USPS Priority Mail® service, you automatically receive $50 worth of FREE insurance for your shipments—and eBay Top Rated Sellers and Platinum and Titanium PowerSellers who use eBay Labels receive $100 worth of FREE insurance. Plus, when you ship using these services via eBay Labels, FREE Delivery Confirmation™ is automatically uploaded to My eBay.

Finally, if you require coverage over $500, additional domestic and international* coverage for your shipments is available up to $5,000 at Post Offices™ and on USPS.com®. Note that the International Priority Mail Small Flat Rate™ Box and Flat Rate Envelopes are not insurable.

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Features of Online Insurance Using eBay Labels

  • Free insurance up to $100 for qualified sellers using USPS Priority Mail
  • Additional coverage up to $500 when using eBay Labels
  • No extra forms needed–print your shipping label and postage from your computer
  • $50 worth of FREE coverage when you ship using any Priority Mail service
  • $100 worth of FREE coverage for eBay Top Rated Sellers and Platinum and Titanium PowerSellers who ship using any Priority Mail service through eBay Labels
  • You may add insurance to the following domestic services:
    • Priority Mail Express™
    • Priority Mail Express™ Flat Rate Envelopes
    • Priority Mail®
    • Priority Mail Flat Rate™
    • Priority Mail Regional Rate™
    • First Class Mail®
    • Media Mail®
    • Parcel Post®
  • File domestic insurance claims quickly online

Insuring Your Item through USPS.com or the Post Office

Your local Post Office or USPS.com can also provide international or domestic coverage.

  • Post Offices offer domestic and international coverage up to $5,000
  • USPS.com offers domestic coverage up to $5,000 and international coverage up to $500 depending on location **
  • You may add insurance to the following domestic and international services:
    • Priority Mail Express™
    • Priority Mail Express™ Flat Rate Envelopes
    • Priority Mail®
    • Priority Mail Flat Rate™
    • Priority Mail Regional Rate
    • Media Mail®
    • Parcel Post®
    • First-Class Mail International®
    • Priority Mail Express International™
    • Priority Mail International™
  • File domestic or international insurance claims quickly online

Important Information About Insurance for Priority Mail International

  • Priority Mail International automatic indemnity and insurance are only available for parcels, including medium and large Flat Rate Boxes
  • Indemnity coverage is limited to the actual value of contents or weight of the article, whichever is less
  • Indemnity coverage does not apply when insurance is purchased
  • There is no indemnity coverage and insurance may not be purchased for Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes or Priority Mail International Small Flat Rate Boxes

For more convenience, learn how to:

Note:
Domestic insurance purchased through eBay's online postage cannot be combined with insurance purchased at a Post Office or on USPS.com. If you need international coverage of more than $500 of domestic coverage, please visit USPS.com or any Post Office.

* To schedule a Package Pickup go to usps.com/pickup.

** Depends on destination, and may be restricted based on destination; check IMM at pe.usps.gov for details.

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