All UPS labels you purchase on Pirate Ship come with $100 of carrier liability, no matter which service you choose. Here's how to file an insurance claim for a missing or damaged UPS shipment!

Contact our Support Crew to file a claim for a UPS shipment

When it comes time to file a claim with UPS, our insurance team handles the process so you don't have to. To begin the claim process, start by contacting our Support Crew. They'll hold your hand through the process and credit your Pirate Ship account when the claim is approved 💰

You can get in touch with our Support Crew by clicking the blue chat button, or by emailing us at support@pirateship.com 👍

Gathering evidence

In order to submit a claim, our team will ask you for the evidence that we need to present to UPS. Here's what we need:

For missing shipments

  • The recipient's name, address, and phone number

  • The UPS tracking number

  • Invoice/proof of value

  • Pickup/drop-off date to UPS

  • Number of lost items as well as total items in the shipment

  • Screenshots of any correspondence with the recipient

  • Whether you've sent a replacement item (we don't recommend doing this until the claims process is complete)

For damaged shipments

  • The recipient's name, address, and phone number

  • The UPS tracking number

  • Invoice/proof of value

  • Pickup/drop-off date to UPS

  • Number of damaged items as well as total items in the shipment

  • Detailed description of the damage

  • Screenshots of any correspondence with the recipient

  • Photos of the damaged item

  • Photos of all the packaging used, including external packaging and any internal packing materials (make sure your recipient doesn't throw any of this away)

That's it! Once we have all of the information we need, we submit the claim on your behalf, and will keep you posted with any progress. As long as you've provided everything listed above, claims typically take 1-2 weeks to be paid out 😊

Additional Resources

All UPS insurance claims are subject to official UPS guidelines and agreements, and may or may not be denied pursuant to terminology in the following resources:

Pro Tip: Did you purchase extra insurance on Pirate Ship through Shipsurance? If so, you'll need to file an insurance claim through Shipsurance. Here's how to do that.

Any questions? Click the blue chat button to get in touch with our Support Crew - we're here to help!

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