Shipping insurance refers to the coverage for the orders shipped via a courier company to recover any losses if the package is lost or damaged in transit.
Shipping insurance is a contract signed between the consignee and the courier company, where the courier company provides protection to the seller for any losses incurred on the package during the transit. Shipping insurance is an important part of eCommerce since it helps the seller recover any unfortunate losses on a package that they decided to ship via the courier company.
Often orders get damaged in transit due to inappropriate handling which is mostly the fault of the courier company. With shipping insurance, such problems are sorted out and the courier company bears responsibility for any losses for which the seller is at no fault.