As the artist, it’s imperative you insure your artwork for shipping to buyers.
When listing your artwork for sale, you should add the flat rate shipping fee to the insurance fee for the total shipping fee you’ll charge buyers.
Example (these numbers are estimates):
$1,500 painting retail price
$75 shipping fee
Total shipping fee: $110
Total purchase fee: $1,610
Embrace Creatives will NOT ask your buyer for additional insurance or shipping fees after a sale.
According to FedEx, “shipments (packages or freight) are limited to a maximum declared value of $500“. If you are shipping artwork valued over $500, FedEx offers Premium Art Boxes lined with a plastic protector and foam.
UPS‘s liability is limited to US$100.00 on packages with no declared value. If the value of your goods exceeds US$100.00, you can declare a higher value, up to US$50,000.00 per package, by entering the declared value in the UPS shipping system used and paying an additional charge.
Artwork insurance options;
UPS Capital Insurance Agency, Inc