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Warranty or Insurance?

Protecting your goods whilst in transit.

One of the biggest concerns when sending valuable items through a freight network is whether the goods will arrive in the same condition as it was when it started its journey. The nature of freight and the fact most of it is manually loaded onto trucks, moved around depots and storage sheds then loaded back on to delivery vans inevitably means there could be times when your parcels, boxes, and event crates and pallets can be subjected to a bit of ‘rough and tumble’.

Of course the onus is always on you (the shipper) to make sure the items being shipped are well-packed, secure and protected with sufficient padding to protect the goods in transit.

Although you may be an expert shipper and know how to correctly protect goods in transit, there are others who really don’t have a clue. Believe us when we say, there are many times we have seen valuable goods being shipped and have no more protection than a piece of cardboard and a plastic wrap.

Top five benefits of freight transit insurance.

  1. Financial protection: Freight insurance from FreightInsure can protect you from financial losses resulting from damage, loss, theft, or other risks when your freight is on the move, is subject to damage whilst in storage or at worst, is lost.
  2. Customisable coverage: You can customise the type of freight insurance you take out to fit your specific needs and requirements which may change depending on what is being shipped and the value of the goods.
  3. Reduced risk: With a freight warranty and freight insurance for more valuable goods, you can recoup any loses.
  4. Faster claims processing: In case of loss or damage to your freight, having the right warranty insurance cover in place can be a step closer to a faster claims process.
  5. Competitive insurance up to $50,000: Freight insurance with One World Courier is available at competitive rates, making it an affordable option for protecting your valuable goods whilst in transit.

Don’t Leave it to Chance.

One World Courier Freight Warranty (FreightSafe)

If you’re planning to ship your goods through One World Courier’s freight network, it’s important to make sure that they are adequately protected and that doesn’t mean adding a buffer of packaging around the goods. What we mean is without adequate financial protection through a warranty or proper insurance coverage, you could be putting risking a lot if there is damage or the shipment is loss during its journey.

Thankfully, One World Courier offers a complimentary AUD$250 Warranty on every shipment booked through the freight management platform. However, you can opt for additional warranty protection up to $1500 for just a few extra dollars more.

Think about it, without the proper warranty or insurance cover, you could be facing significant financial losses if your goods are damaged, or lost in transit. Don’t take any chances when it comes to protecting your valuable shipments. Learn more about the FreightSafe warranty here and take advantage of the peace of mind that comes with knowing your goods are fully protected.

One World Courier Insurance Option (FreightInsure)

Valuable and fragile items can also be insured for literally any value you choose – and we’ll arrange everything for you with insurance cover up to the value of $100,000. We can do this because we partner with one of Australia’s biggest freight and transport insurance broker networks, with 343 Brokerages and 781 offices spread across the country.  When it comes to making insurance claims for freight transactions, it can be a complex and overwhelming process. That’s why our trusted insurance partner, FreightInsure, is here to support you every step of the way.

With FreightInsure, you can rest assured that you have an experienced and local team on your side, who will act on your behalf and in your best interests. Whether you need to make a claim for damaged goods or a lost shipment, FreightSure will work tirelessly to get a fast resolution. FreightInsure is available on Australian shipments as well as import and exports to over 200+ countries and territories.

Find out more about FreightInsure insurance here.

Declaring the value of your goods.

When sending goods to Australia or any other destination around the world, it is crucial to accurately declare the value of the goods being shipped. Providing detailed information about the goods, including their current replacement value in your local currency, can help ensure that they are properly insured and protected during transit.

For international shipments, it is essential to reflect the exact value of the goods on the commercial invoice at the time of shipping. Underestimating the value of the goods to avoid paying extra duties and taxes can result in fines and additional duties being incurred, which can be costly and time-consuming.

It is always advisable to be cautious and prepared for unexpected events when shipping goods. While insurance may seem like an unnecessary expense, it can provide peace of mind and protect against potential losses or damage during transit. Don’t leave anything to chance when shipping your goods, and take the necessary steps to ensure that they are properly insured and protected.