Shipping Insurance Terms
ForwardVia Shipping Insurance Terms
1. FowardVia Shipping Insurance is oﬀered by us to cover both the cost of shipment and damages to outgoing shipments due to loss or damage from external causes during shipment. The fee for the service we provided and storage fee are strictly non-refundable.
2. Extended Shipping insurance is optional and it is your responsibility to insure the Goods for shipping from the UK Delivery Address to your Shipment Address. It is always recommended to insure your Goods to its full value, if available.
3. Shipping insurance cover is not available for shipping services without tracking. Shipping insurance does not cover Goods that are prohibited and prohibited for importation into destination country. Shipping insurance is also not available for certain Restricted goods with limited liability as stated below. We may, solely at our discretion consider goods (not listed below) sent to us in poorly packed condition as restricted goods with no damage cover included with the shipment.
|Item||Conditions||Loss liability cover||Damage liability cover|
|Articles of exceptional value – i.e. Works of art, Antiques||Up to £500 to EU, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan shipped using Couriers only i.e. DHL, Fedex, UPS||Yes, subject to conditions||Not covered|
|Liquids of any variety, including make-up such as mascara and lip gloss, shower gel, lotions and creams||N/A||Yes||Not covered|
|Any used or second hand goods or goods that are deemed as "not working" on arrival or goods for spares or repair||N/A||Yes||Not covered|
|Glass, Mirror, Ceramic, Marble, Pottery, Resin or similar items||N/A||Yes||Not covered|
|Any food items||N/A||Not covered||Not covered|
|Jewellery, Costume Jewellery, Watches & objects constructed of precious metal and/or stones||Up to £500 to EU, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan shipped using Couriers only i.e. DHL, Fedex, UPS||Yes, subject to conditions||Not covered|
|Furniture||Must be flat packed furniture for couriers. Otherwise, contact us.||Yes, subject to conditions||Not covered|
|Electrical and electronic items for example but not exclusively: White goods, Televisions, Laptops, Computers, Monitors, Mobile Telephones, Computer Chips, CPUs, Game console, Circuit Boards||If shipped by Couriers only i.e. DHL, Fedex, UPS. Dry cell only.||Yes, subject to conditions||Not covered|
|Any goods deemed as restricted by us not listed above||Ship at your own risk. No refund/compensation for loss, non-delivery, or damages for any reason||Not covered||Not covered|
4. Depending on the Carrier or shipping services, for tracked shipping we include £50 of Standard insurance cover on the shipping cost you paid us and eligible items at no charge. £50 is the maximum payable from us to you, if no extended shipping insurance cover was purchased or not available.
5. Extended insurance coverage is available for shipping using Courier at a cost of £10 for the first £150 of cover, thereafter £5 per £100 unit of insured value. This rate is not prorated for partial units of £100
6. For Royal Mail with tracking, £50 standard insurance cover is included at no charge. Extended Insurance cover is not available
7. For 2-legged Landmark BPost, £50 standard insurance cover is included at no charge. Extended Insurance cover is not available
8. Extended shipping insurance coverage using Courier including DHL, DPD, Fedex, UPS is limited to a total value of £1,000.00 per parcel or per multi-parcel shipment.
9. Summary of cover:
|Carrier||Standard Insurance cover (cover included)||Optional Extended insurance cover (£5/£100 unit of cover)|
|Royal Mail Economy without tracking||No cover||Not available|
|Royal Mail with tracking||£50||Not available|
|Landmark Bpost||£50||Not available|
|Couriers - DHL, UPS, Fedex, DPD||£50||Max £1000|
10. If you elect to purchase Extended ForwardVia Shipping Insurance, you must insure the entire declared value of your parcel and shipping cost or up to the maximum shipping insurance available for the selected Carrier.
11. ForwardVia insured values cannot exceed the actual value of the items. Values on your customs declaration are used to determine the ForwardVia insured value.
12. In cases of lost or missing parcels, you must inform us and claims must be submitted to our ForwardVia Support or by emailling firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 20 days from the date of shipment (pick up date) for couriers and no later than 40 days for Royal Mail, failing which we will have no liability to you whatsoever. You will be required to cooperate fully with us, and any person appointed by us or the Courier, in respect of the claim.
- 12.1 You will be responsible for submitting any documents requested by our ForwardVia Support, including but not limited to evidence of value for the aﬀected items.
- 12.2 Once we receive your claim, we will ﬁle an oﬃcial inquiry with the carrier to conﬁrm the loss of the parcel. When we receive such oﬃcial conﬁrmation of loss, we will issue payment on your claim.
- 12.3 If we cannot conﬁrm the loss with the carrier, we will require additional documentation to complete your claim.
- 12.4 If your parcel is delivered subsequent to our payment of your claim, you will be responsible for repayment to us of the full amount of the claim.
13. In case of damage to items in a delivered parcel, or loss of individual items within a delivered parcel, claims must be submitted to our ForwardVia Support within 3 calendar days of delivery. Shipping cost is strictly non-refundable. After 3 days, we are unable to process any damage claim, and we will have no liability to you whatsoever.
- 13.1 You will be responsible for providing photographic evidence of damaged items, and any other documentation we may request to substantiate the claim. The photo evidence must also include every angle of the outer cartons. Keep the contents and the packaging with you, as it may be needed for investigation.
- 13.2 In case of loss of an individual item within a package, parcels must be opened in the presence of the delivery agent and an oﬃcial complaint must be ﬁled with the delivery carrier. Evidence of this ﬁling must be provided to us to substantiate your claim.
- 13.3 For partial content loss, we will only consider loss claim if shipping via couriers only, i.e. DHL, UPS, FedEx. No partial loss claim if shipping via Royal Mail and Landmark Global. Evidence of tampering and weight of the received package must be submitted for partial loss claim.
14. ForwardVia Shipping Insurance covers only damage or loss occurring in transit, after a parcel leaves our warehouse. Damage occurring prior to shipment or prior to receipt in our warehouse is not covered.
15. ForwardVia Shipping Insurance does NOT cover ﬁnancial damages arising from any of the following circumstances:
- 15.1 Delay, loss or non-delivery due to the actions of any government authority, including customs and border protection authorities.
- 15.2 Damages arising from a loss of market value, decay, or defects in the product itself.
- 15.3 Incidental or cosmetic damage to product packaging, for example, but not limited to, damage to CD jewel cases, DVD, game media cases and retail packaging when the item itself is undamaged.
- 15.4 Claims for reimbursement of postage fees for delivery delays, whatever the cause.
- 15.5 Leakage or damages caused to the package or items by leakage of another product
16. The following conditions, if applicable, render ForwardVia Shipping Insurance void and shipping fee paid is strictly nonrefundable:
- 16.1 Any items in the parcel were shipped in violation of our shipping terms, including prohibited items or items details or value inaccurately declared.
- 16.2 Loss, damage, shortage or non-arrival of parcel is due to the parcel being insuﬃciently addressed for delivery.
- 16.3 Loss, damage, shortage or non-arrival of parcel is due to the parcel containing items which were not properly disclosed, or underdeclaring goods value
- 16.4 Delivery is attempted by the carrier, or you request delivery to a different shipping address than the one you provided originally.
- 16.5 Loss, damage, shortage or non-arrival due to an act of war or war-like actions.
- 16.6 You initiate a payment dispute or chargeback action against prior payments made to us.
- 16.7 You opt to ship using Carrier without tracking
- 16.8 Contents within your shipment contain Prohibited Goods or contain Restricted Goods with no loss and/or damage cover.
- 16.9 You fail to supply supporting documentation or information to make a claim requested by us within 14 days from our request date.
- 16.10 You fail to supply information or documentation or fail to pay custom and handling charges to Carrier for importation of the goods.
- 16.11 You provided incorrect or incomplete shipping address.
- 16.12 You decided not to proceed with the claim.
17. Claims are subject to carrier's investigation and their decision is final. The carrier does not provide report for their investigation. The outcome of their decision is for us to decide on the payout. If it is declined by us or the carrier, the claim is automatically closed with no compensation allowed and we will not be able to raise another claim.
18. Claims are paid out into your PayPal account. Once you accepted the claims and payment has been made, the case is considered close.