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Shops & retail insurance
Choose the perfect mix of covers in one subscription - change it anytime, for free
Public and product liability
Covers claims to do with physical damage or injury to anyone or anything that doesn't involve an employee.
Employers liability insurance
If you have employees, employers liability insurance is a legal requirement.
Buildings, contents and stock cover
This type of cover protects your building, its contents and your stock from damage and theft.
Commercial legal protection
This type of cover provides the advice and counselling services necessary to cover commercial legal affairs.
Online retail cover
Our shop insurance includes additional e-commerce insurance for retailers who sell items online at no additional cost.
On top of these options, we also offer a bunch of other covers to boost your policy and give you the perfect protection for your business.
Cover for lost income due to physical damage to your property such as a flood.
Cover if your shop front is damaged, including the glass.
Cover if there is interruption to your business caused by terrorism.
Theft by an employee
Cover for theft of stock or contents, including money, by employees.
Deterioration of stock
Cover if your frozen or chilled stock deteriorates.
Goods in transit
Cover if your stock is damaged or stolen while in transit.
Terms & Conditions
The £100 off offer is available to any customer taking out a new business policy with Superscript; it will not be granted in conjunction with any other offer, voucher or discount, excluding unique referral codes from our Refer-A-Friend programme which can be used in conjunction with the Convenience store offer.
Shop insurance FAQs
For basic product and public liability insurance, our cover starts at £12.95 including insurance premium tax (IPT).
If you also add buildings and contents insurance, our cover starts from £18.67 including IPT.
To switch to us from another insurer you'll need to let your current insurer know that you're leaving them and start a policy with us.
When building your quote with Superscript, you can set a day that you want your policy to start, so you're never without business insurance.
Yes – in the UK, building and contents insurance is an allowable expense, which means you can deduct this cost from your taxable profit.
When working out how much cover you need, it's worth calculating how much it would be to cover the costs associated with various claims and choose the level of insurance that would cover this.
The associated costs will be different for various claims and could include legal fees, compensation, repairing or replacing items and rebuilding property, which also includes builders' fees, materials, surveryors' fees and debris removal.
An excess is the amount paid to the insurer when a claim is made.
Here are some excess rates that you may have to pay when making a claim on your shop insurance:
- Damage caused by flood, subsidence, ground heave or landslip – £1,500
- Damage to glass, shop front or frozen or chilled stock – £100
- Damage to third party property – £250
- All other damage – £250
Yes, we also cover online retailers. There's no need to select multiple business activities when building a quote – when selecting your shop type in our quote builder, you'll also be covered to sell things online, as long as you are selling the same products as the activity alludes to. However, we're unable to cover shops that sell items in the US and Canada.
Paying for your insurance by monthly subscription can have a few advantages for your business. Here are just a few:
- Paying in smaller increments as opposed to a large annual fee can help you manage cash flow
- You're not locked-in to an annual contract, which means you can adapt or cancel your cover at any time for no extra cost
- It gives you the flexibility to change your cover from one month to the next, which comes in handy if you are a new business
- You only pay for what you need – some annual contracts will bundle cover together, but our monthly subscription lets you select the covers that are applicable to your business so you're never over or under insured.
To learn more, read our guide on the advantages and disadvantages of monthly insurance.