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How to seal up your shipping practices to avoid preventable losses

Courtesy of Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co.

It may seem like simple advice, but when you’re sending valuable shipments of jewelry merchandise, you can’t be too careful. It’s an everyday risk in the jewelry industry, but shipping losses can also be one of the most frustrating sources of insurance claims for jewelry manufacturers, wholesalers, and designers, and frustrating for your jewelry customers too.

You might be surprised by the number of calls we get from our policyholders on items that go missing during the shipping process,” said David Sexton, CPCU, vice president of loss prevention at Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co. “Between your shipping department and your customer’s door, there are countless opportunities for theft and damage. The good news for manufacturers and designers is that there are steps you can take to help your shipments arrive intact and on time for your customers.”