Ebay / Amazon Sales - Business Insurance?

Feb 18, 2016

  1. insurance1822
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    I have a personal lines client who sells makeup & stupid woman $hit online & she wants business insurance. Besides her housing burning down, why would she need business insurance?
     
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    There is still liability exposure. Product liability (even though she is not the manufacture) is an exposure i.e. the makeup she sells causes harm to someone.

    Very few carriers like doing an internet retailer. We can do them and State Farm is cheap otherwise you're looking at USLI whose going to be expensive.
     
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    You might be able to get away with an RLI in home policy. You have to see if Amazon or ebay have certain insurance requirements? If so, I've never seen them.
     
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    She is asking because Amazon requires it. They have a very specific liabilities policy you must have. I know better but I skip it because I sell books, they seem to be safe but the sellers that carried hoverboards are getting sued now.
     
    mplsmm, Feb 19, 2016
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    liability it would seem to me.
     
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    Many home carriers will have an endorsement to cover this risk, at least here.
     
    BigSteve, Feb 20, 2016
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    Just about all my carriers have coverage available for these type of businesses. I've always been inquisitive of what someone like Amazon thinks an individual general liability policy would cover.
     
    skeet282, Feb 22, 2016
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