What is a Shop Insurance?
A shop insurance or a shopkeeper’s insurance is a customized property insurance policy, designed to cover for one’s shop and its contents from unforeseen circumstances like burglaries, fires, explosions, floods, and storms amongst others.
For example; A Stationary Store can opt to get a shopkeeper’s insurance that will help cover for any damages and losses the shop or its contents (such as the stock of books, pencils and other supplies) face in an unfortunate circumstance.
Few Interesting Data Points
What’s great about Digit’s Shopkeeper Insurance Policy?
What’s Covered in Digit’s Shopkeeper Insurance Policy
What's not Covered?
- Damages and losses caused in shops that are in basements are not covered.
- Fixed structures, fittings and electrical installations are not covered
- Any consequential losses aren’t covered for.
- Mysterious disappearances and unexplained losses will not be covered.
- Portable assets like laptops, mobiles, iPads and cameras will not be covered. (unless you’re dealing with the sale of these items)
- Valuables like Curios, Art and Jewlery unless the shop deals with the sale of these items will not be covered.
- Machinery breakdowns that aren’t a result of a natural calamity, fire, explosion, implosion, etc will not be covered.
- Losses caused due to a war, or nuclear disaster will not be covered
Types of Shop Insurance Plans
Covers for only the contents of your shop.
Covers for both your building/structure and the contents of your shop.
Covers everything from your building/structure, contents of your shop and, valuables such as the cash in your shop counter.
What is ‘content’ in Shopkeeper’s Insurance - Contents in a Shopkeeper’s Insurance refers to the primary items in your shop. For example; if you run a Clothing Boutique, the contents here would refer to all the different garments you have present in your shop, for sale.
What do you mean by ‘building/structure’ in Shopkeeper’s Insurance - Building/Structure in Shopkeeper’s Insurance refers to the place where your shop is located. This could be a standalone shop or a room, as part of a large centre or mall.
How to file a Claim?
After you buy our shopkeeper insurance plan, you live tension free as we have a simple digital claims process!
Call us at 1800-10304448 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and your loss will be registered with us.
A self-inspection link will be sent to you so you can easily upload photos and videos of the loss incurred at your shop or its contents.
Once you’ve completed the self-inspection process, the damage is assessed and verified and if required (in specific situations where the losses can’t be analyzed digitally), a loss assessor may be appointed.
Depending on the situation, our customer care will let you know if we need any additional documents such as a FIR, non-traceable report, fire brigade report (in the case of fire), invoices, purchase documents, sales reports, etc.
If all is good, and the loss is verified, you will receive payment and compensations for the respective damages and losses.
The payment is processed via NEFT transfer.
Who needs a Shopkeeper’s Insurance policy?
Types of Shops Covered
How to choose the right Sum Insured for your Shopkeeper’s Insurance Policy?
Think about this, in the worst-case scenario (say your shop is damaged beyond repair) what would be the total loss of your business? The answer to that is probably how much you should cover your shop for. The simplest way to put this is, say you have a toy shop and on an average, each toy costs Rs 1,000. The stock quantity available in your shop, is about 1000 pieces. In this case, you should cover for Rs 1,000 x 1000, i.e Rs 10,00,000. Watch the video below for further clarity, if needed.
Note: Fixtures and portable assets like your laptop and phone are not covered in this shop insurance plan, so don’t consider the price of the same while calculating your sum insured.