How to claim cover for a damaged parcel

Oh no! Sorry to hear your parcel was damaged.

While we take a lot of care in delivering your parcel safely, sometimes things don’t go to plan.  

This article will step you through the process of reporting damage and claiming cover for your parcel under Sendle Cover. 

Before we get into the nitty-gritty, please check that your parcel is covered by Sendle’s Cover PolicyThis will make sure there aren’t any hiccups. 

Here’s how you claim cover for a damaged parcel:

Damage claims must be made within 1 business day of the parcel being delivered. 

Step 1: Ask the receiver to take a photo of the damage that includes: 

  • the packaging,
  • the parcel label (clearly showing the reference number), and 
  • the damaged item. 

These all need to be displayed in the one photo for the claim to be processed.


Step 2: Once you have the image, log in to your dashboard and go to the parcel’s tracking page. 

Step 3: Go to the ‘Manage parcel’ section and click on ‘Damaged parcel claim’.
You'll need to do this within 1 business day after the parcel has been delivered – after that, this button will disappear.


Step 4: Upload the photo of the damaged parcel. Remember, make sure the image shows the packaging, the parcel label (clearly showing the reference number) and the damaged item – all in the one photo. 

Step 5: Fill out the rest of the cover claim form. Include relevant info about the parcel’s contents and proof of its value (like a receipt, invoice or a statutory declaration), as well as your bank details. Then hit ‘Submit’.

Step 6: We’ll review it and get back to you via email with the outcome of the claim (and any next steps) within 7 business days.

Get instant support with the Sendle Toolbox

If something goes wrong with your delivery or you need to make a change to your order, use the tools in the Manage Parcel section on the parcel tracking page.

Access Support Tools
You will need your Sendle reference number
to acess your parcel's tracking page.

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