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ShipCover offers eBay sellers peace of mind
at big savings, for
both domestic and
international packages
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Save time

  • ShipCover is fully integrated with eBay labels.
  • Buying insurance is only a few clicks away.
  • Claims are processed in days, not weeks.

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Save money

  • Most coverage costs less than USPS.

Low rates, worldwide coverage

ShipCover has low rates for both domestic and international shipments. You can buy up to $1,000 of insurance coverage when you print your shipping label on eBay. Refer to the rate table below for detailed coverage and rate information.

ShipCover can also be purchased on USPS international products, which do not support USPS insurance.*

Powered by eBay

ShipCover is powered by eBay so purchasing insurance for your USPS shipments is super simple and super easy. Keep track of your shipment, delivery, and insurance all in one place.

Faster claims processing

You can file a claim on My eBay, with most claims processed within a week. You can always monitor your claim's progress 24/7 online. No more waiting on the Post Office or standing in line.

*First Class Package International Service and Priority Mail International flat rate envelopes and small flat rate boxes are not eligible for USPS insurance, only ShipCover insurance.

Rates List

** Includes any Surplus Line Tax
and Stamping fee.

Shipped via Package Value Seller Cost*
USPS Domestic $0.01 - $100.00 $1.70
USPS Domestic $100.01 - $200.00 $3.18
USPS Domestic $200.01 - $300.00 $4.26
USPS Domestic $300.01 - $400.00 $5.40
USPS Domestic $400.01 - $500.00 $6.52
USPS Domestic $500.01 - $600.00 $8.87
USPS Domestic $600.01 - $700.00 $10.45
USPS Domestic $700.01 - $800.00 $11.80
USPS Domestic $800.01 - $900.00 $13.16
USPS Domestic $900.01 - $1000.00 $14.51
Shipped via Package Value Seller Cost
USPS International $0.01 - $100.00 $2.83
USPS International $100.01 - $200.00 $4.61
USPS International $200.01 - $300.00 $6.48
USPS International $300.01 - $400.00 $8.24
USPS International $400.01 - $500.00 $10.04
USPS International $500.01 - $600.00 $11.11
USPS International $600.01 - $700.00 $12.78
USPS International $700.01 - $800.00 $14.42
USPS International $800.01 - $900.00 $16.07
USPS International $900.01 - $1000.00 $17.72


You decide. ShipCover makes it easy to buy coverage for either domestic or international USPS shipments, claims are handled much faster than USPS and our rates are frequently lower.

Currently, ShipCover is only available for eBay shipments when you use USPS. We may include other carriers in the future.

ShipCover is only available when you pay postage and print shipping labels on eBay.

You can file a claim by visiting the “Sell” area of My eBay. Under “Shipping Labels” select the “Period” from the pull-down menu on the right. Find the item number, click on “Actions” then “Create Claim.”

See below:

screenshot Sell area My eBay

If you use Seller Hub, here’s how to file a lost or damaged claim:
  1. Go to Shipping Labels in Seller Hub.
  2. Find the shipping label for the item and select “Create claim” under “Actions.”
  3. Fill out the claim form.


No, after you file a claim, we'll need to verify whether the item was damaged in transit or never received. Your buyer can verify your claim by either opening a case in the eBay Resolution Center or with PayPal Buyer Protection. If your buyer has not opened a case, ShipCover sends an email to him or her with details on how to complete the verification process.

The buyer can verify the claim through My eBay in one of two ways. They can:
  1. Click “Won/Purchased” on the left-hand side.
  2. Find the item and click on the description.
  3. Click “View order details.”
  4. Click “Verify shipping insurance claim” and fill out the form.
Or they can:
  1. Click on the “Messages” tab at the top of the page.
  2. Open the message with the subject “Shipping insurance claim received.”
  3. Click “Verify the claim” and fill out the form.
ShipCover covers more items than most carriers; however, there are some exceptions. Here is a list of excluded items and the ShipCover terms of coverage.

The following countries are excluded from ShipCover insurance: Belarus, Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Myanmar, Russian Federation, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic and Zimbabwe. (This list is subject to change.)

If you have questions or concerns related to your claims, you can contact us.

The Surplus Line Tax is calculated at 3% and covers the California State Tax. The Surplus Line Stamping Fee is paid to the California Stamping Office and is calculated at 0.25%. The stamping fee is only paid on parcels valued greater than $100. There is no Surplus Line Stamping Fee when the cost of the parcel is valued at less than $100. Learn more about the detailed breakdown behind ShipCover pricing here.

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