Offer Shipping Insurance

In WooCommerce and its shipping options, there is not a built-in way to offer insurance for goods you are shipping.

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One option is to include the insurance cost in the price of your products. This, however, has the downside that it gives customers the wrong impression on actual cost of a product.

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Note: This is a Developer level doc. If you are unfamiliar with code/templates and resolving potential conflicts, select a WooExpert or Developer for assistance. We are unable to provide support for customizations under our Support Policy.

Other options:

  • If the insurance is optional, you can use this code example from Stack Exchange. It allows the customer to choose whether to use shipping insurance or not.
  • If the insurance is not optional, our Payment Gateway Based Fees extension may work better. This allows you to add a cost to the payment method to charge an extra fee.

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