Add WooCommerce Canada Post Insurance cost to Shipping Rates


In the modern world of E-commerce, shipping comes with a lot of risks. There are chances that while shipping, your product may be damaged or lost. In such scenarios, it becomes mandatory for online store owners to have some way of ensuring the product cost. WooCommerce store owners have similar requirements when it comes to shipping. According to Joseph, who owns a WooCommerce-based automotive parts store, “…Is there any way I can ensure my products while shipping..? I ship with Canada Post and it is extremely important for me to have the cost of insurance included in the estimate from Canada Post. Is there any way to make this work using your plugin..?

In this article, we will discuss how using the WooCommerce Canada Post Shipping plugin, Joseph can add the insurance amount to his shipping rates.

Setting up Insurance in the plugin settings

The WooCommerce Canada Post Shipping plugin has a built-in option to add coverage. While on the plugin settings page, you will find the option under the Additional Options field. There you can find the option for Coverage. The image below shows the option to add coverage in the WooCommerce Canada Post Shipping plugin.


Once you enable this option, the package will be subjected to coverage under Canada Post. After adding the product to the cart, you can even check whether the product is eligible for coverage by checking the Canada Post Debug  Response, by enabling the debug mode. The image below shows the debug data showing the product with coverage enabled.

Canada Post debug


So this article covers how you include the cost of insurance to the shipping rates calculated by Canada Post. WooCommerce Canada Post shipping plugin provides an easy option for WooCommerce store owners to add the insurance amount to their shipping rates. Using this article, WooCommerce store owners will be able to set up the plugin in such a way that the shipping rates will include the insurance cost provided by the store owners.

If you have any suggestions regarding the article, feel free to share your views in the comment section below. We have also attached some details about the plugin that we discussed in this article.

About the plugin

WooCommerce Canada Post Shipping plugin

  • Get real-time accurate Canada Post Shipping rates
  • Add extra handling charges to the shipping cost
  • Provide discounts on shipping cost
  • Generate shipping labels
  • Track your Canada Post Shipments
  • Premium Version Cost – $69