Find out more about goods in transit insurance, and the levels of cover your business could need for your stock.
Goods in transit insurance does what it says on the tin, protecting any goods your business delivers or transports from place to place.
Goods in transit insurance is useful not only if your business delivers goods, but also if you need to move items from one job to another.
Goods in transit insurance will cover your business needs, especially if you regularly transport things. Customers will usually want to know that you have this.
Before taking out cover, check the terms and conditions of any policy you already have to make sure your goods in transit aren't already covered.
You should avoid doubling up on cover, so it's important to check.
The type of vehicle you drive could affect the type of goods in transit cover you need.
If you transport your own goods in a van, you might only need individual goods in transit cover.
But if you run a courier or haulage company you may need specific insurance, which would provide a level of cover appropriate for transporting other people's goods.
Think about the level of cover you need - some policies may limit the value of goods they'll cover up to a certain amount, so check beforehand that the amount covered is suitable for your business's needs.
Levels of cover will determine the amount of cover you have and whether certain items are excluded from a policy.
For example, jewellery and fine art is sometimes excluded from policies - if you're regularly transporting Turners or delivering diamonds, you'll need to ensure that these are included under your policy.
Look at the level of excess payable, and consider whether it might be too high for you.