Business Insurance for E-Commerce and Online Retailers

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Even though you don't run a brick-and-mortar shop, you share many risks with traditional businesses. Protect your e-commerce store with affordable insurance for online businesses.

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Insureon helps e-commerce and online retailers compare insurance quotes from top U.S. carriers online. Get several quotes with one application.

What types of insurance do e-commerce and online retailers need?

These policies provide coverage for the most common risks of online retail.

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Business owner’s policy

A business owner’s policy bundles property insurance and general liability insurance in one plan. It's often the most cost-effective type of commercial insurance for online retailers.

BEST FOR
  • Customer injuries
  • Stolen or damaged inventory
  • Business interruption incidents
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General liability insurance

This policy covers basic e-commerce risks, such as a delivery person stumbling on your porch and breaking a leg. Bundle with property insurance in a business owner’s policy.

BEST FOR
  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Damaged customer property
  • Libel or slander lawsuits
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Workers’ compensation insurance

Workers’ compensation insurance is required in almost every state for e-commerce businesses that have employees. It can cover medical costs for work-related injuries.

BEST FOR
  • Employee medical expenses
  • Partial missed wages
  • Lawsuits over employee injuries
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Umbrella / excess liability insurance

Once an online business reaches its policy limit, umbrella insurance (or excess liability insurance) boosts coverage on general liability or employer’s liability policies.

BEST FOR
  • Customer injury lawsuits
  • Customer property damage lawsuits
  • Employee injury lawsuits
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How much does insurance cost for retail businesses?

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Several factors will have an impact on insurance costs, including:

  • Retail products and services offered
  • Business equipment and property
  • Revenue
  • Location
  • Number of employees
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Why do e-commerce and online retailers need insurance?

As an online store owner, you may think you’ve dodged a lot of liability, but you still face many of the same risks of any retail store. With the right e-commerce business insurance, you gain protection against damaged inventory, product liability lawsuits, and other unexpected costs.
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