Amazon Seller Insurance
Insurance for sellers on Amazon, Amazon FBA – Fulfilled by Amazon, Private Label to Europe & USA
Do I need insurance as an Amazon Retailer?
Amazon can be a very lucrative E-Commerce online marketplace for retailers of all types of products. But being an online retailer means that you need to understand your liabilities as you would with any business. Finding the right covers can be not only time consuming but maybe a little daunting, are the covers you think you need actually the ones that not only protect you but also satisfy the likes of Amazon and the FBA agreements?
Whether you sell your goods on Amazon or one of the other online marketplaces , whether you are a small business or much larger Fulfilled by Amazon retailer your time is better spent running your business than trying to find the right insurance, particularly with some of the specialist covers needed not generally being available.
As a business insurance broker, we have significant experience working with online retailers and exporters, particularly to the USA markeplace, with USA Product Liability insurance being one of our specialist areas. We can bespoke your cover to your needs and we really do understand you when you talk about the needs of Amazon with requirements such as them to be named on your policy as dual insured, something that most UK insurers won’t do.
What is Amazon Seller Insurance
Amazon Seller Insurance is a pretty wide term, if you are an online retailer selling on this e-commerce platform then insurance is going to be a requirement. When you became an FBA Partner you may remember that you agreed to a number of things, particularly that Liability Insurance including Product Liability Insurance must be in force.
Whilst most businesses have Public Liability which includes Product Liability Insurance, depending on your type of business determines where the risk is. As an online retailer selling goods either through Amazon or even your own e-commerce site Product Liability Insurance is likely to be the most important insurance cover required.
Product Liability Insurance is important to you not only as Amazon FBA retailer but whenever and wherever you sell you products. It is there to protect you against claims where your product has allegedly caused injury, loss or even damage to someone or their property.
Amazon Private Label is a great concept you can repackage your products with your own personal branding, Product Liability insurance would cover this type of activity but as you do this it then can become recognised as your product.
Particularly as a Pro Seller partnering on Amazon FBA, you are required to have insurance in place once you reach a certain threshold that also names Amazon as additional insured.
This is a problem for most UK insurers so you need a specialist insurer and broker that understands these types of requirements. We understand that insurance and wordings can be full of jargon and reading a policy isn’t really everyone’s idea of fun, but it is critical, and we are here to help you.
Talk to a member of our specialist insurance broking team today
I only retail a small amount on Amazon, do I need Insurance?
It doesn’t matter where you sell your products, or in what volume, on-line, in a retail shop environment, you wholesale, or you distribute.
If you are selling on other e-commerce platforms as well such as Etsy, nuMONDAY or similar e-commerce sites just selling even one product can expose you to a claim.
What other insurance do I need as an Amazon Seller
Having already discussed the critical covers to protect your online retail business, there are other areas that need consideration.
Property Insurance – your business may be clicks and mortar, hence you may have premises to work from. Inevitably, you will need cover for your property such as fixtures and fittings, machinery for packaging, and of course stock cover. Property insurance will cover costs associated with a range of potential risks, these being Fire, Theft, Flood, Storm Damage.
Business Interruption Insurance – Following a claim at your business premises you might be unable to trade for a while. Business Interruption will continue to pay your overheads whilst repairs are carried out
Employers Liability Insurance – if you have people who work for you including voluntary or perhaps even on work experience it’s a legal requirement that you must have this covered.
Goods in Transit Insurance – getting your goods from A to B, delivering to an Amazon warehouse for instance means your products need covering against losses such as fire or theft.
Marine Insurance – sending your goods overseas to perhaps an FBA warehouse in the USA, Marine insurance will cover you for most eventualities on their journey from your supplier or your premises.
Cyber Insurance – getting hacked, attacked networks, social engineering, denial of service, in the modern era of technology Cyber Insurance is an essential business component.
Why use Real Insurance Brokers for your Amazon Seller Insurance
Real Insurance are a specialist insurance broker who deal mainly with certain sectors of the market, exporters insurance as well as USA Product Liability being just two of the areas that have synergy with Amazon Sellers.
Speak with a member of our team, we can advise on your business insurance requirements whether you are a small business just staring out or a larger more seasoned enterprise.
We discuss the insurance requirements of online retailers and the special requirements when dealing with Amazon or exporting to the USA where insurance can be different, requiring different types of insurance.
Are you a business with interests in the USA?
As a specialist in the US market for UK companies exporting there, our partners in the USA can look after your interest there. You may have a sister company, a subsidiary or due to the volume of sales you have decided to have premises there employing people locally.
If this is the case then insurance will need to be obtained in the USA, this is where we can work with you both in the UK and with our insurance partners in the USA who can provide insurance cover as you would have in the UK.
They are an invaluable source of advice who know the US insurance markets, the laws that differ from state to state and the insurance covers that are commonplace there which are generally unheard of in the UK.
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Amazon Seller Insurance
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