Not all businesses require commercial insurance. That’s a little tidbit of honesty from Coastal Premier Insurance Group. However, some Boca Raton, FL, online businesses do need commercial insurance. You would need a commercial policy if your business handles other people’s personal property or sells products for delivery (not digital goods).
Defining Handles Other People’s Personal Property
If you offer restoration or cleaning of small items, such as jewelry or watches, your customers may mail you their items. That’s their personal property, and you need a commercial policy that covers those materials for you in case of theft, accidental damage, or a disaster.
Selling Tangible Products for Delivery
When you directly sell items such as shirts, mugs, caftans, books, etc., you need to cover your inventory with business inventory insurance. You don’t need this if you operate a drop shipping sales operation, but you do if you store the inventory at your home or a storage unit. Also, if you do store your own inventory, always purchase US Postal insurance for the packages. No, we don’t get a cut of their sales, but we do want your business to succeed.
When an Online Business Needs Liability Insurance
Now that essentially any business can operate online to some extent, more online businesses need liability coverage. If you operate an online consultancy as an attorney, doctor, nurse, or nurse practitioner, you’ll need liability coverage even though people don’t visit your physical location for meetings. Instead of protecting you from lawsuits due to trip and fall accidents, the policy offers protection from mistakes that cost the consumer money, health, or both.
Contact Coastal Premier Insurance Today
Contact Coastal Premier Insurance Group today to obtain the right insurance for your Boca Raton, FL-based online business. Let us help protect your business investment.