Why is it important to declare the description and price of the items inside of my packages correctly?
Earthship allows you to input the description and quantity of the items that are inside of each package and the amount paid for those items.
This information is very important and is used for two reasons. In all cases, the description and price that you input must match what you paid for the items in each package.
The description, quantity, and price listed for items are used to determine the duties and taxes that will be due when the shipment enters customs in your country.
The description, quantity, and price listed for items are also used to determine the maximum liability for those items if they are lost and/or damaged. For certain shipping providers Earthship offers added insurance that is based on this price.
Package declaration and Shipment Value Protection – are they related?
The value and quantity listed for each package will be used to determine the maximum liability for Earthship and its shipping providers. Liability cannot exceed the actual value of the items.
If your shipment has a declared value greater than $100, it may be eligible for Shipment Value Protection.
Earthship charges $6.00 minimum, and an additional $3.00 for every $100.00 of coverage purchased.
If value protection is available but you do not purchase it, your shipment is covered automatically for up to $100.