Benjamin Meskin

Benjamin Meskin
Benjamin Meskin, CPCU, CLU ® , is owner and lead underwriter of Meslee Insurance Services, Inc. dba Cabrella Shipping Insurance Intelligence. A family business operating since the mid 90’s, Meslee Insurance was a pioneer in the industry and assisted in underwriting insurance and forming policy language for the first high value transit insurnace programs offerred by FedEx in the late 90’s. Continuing and building on that knowledge and working for related companies in the industry, Benjamin has leaned on his experience and knowledge to build Cabrella Shipping Insurance Intelligence core software which was originally released in 2012. Benjamin has vast knowledge of the cargo insurance industry and risks, both old and new, that threaten businesses worldwide.

Recent Posts

The Amazon Effect: Has It Changed eCommerce Shipping Forever?

Posted by Benjamin Meskin on Feb 14, 2019 11:26:15 AM

 

Amazon has created an online shopping empire that has forever changed how the world shops and does business. People no longer go to the store to make a purchase. If they happen to shop in a brick and mortar retail establishment, they have likely researched in advance and have made a choice based on a need Amazon was unable to fulfill.

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Always Follow This Golden Rule for Shipping Your Collectible Coins

Posted by Benjamin Meskin on Feb 6, 2019 1:23:55 PM

Shipping your valuable coins is risky. There's a lot that can happen between point (a) and point (b). Rare coins or coins of historical significance, such as gold coins, silver coins, or walking liberty half dollars can be lost in transit or stolen before delivery to the recipient. That's why there's a golden rule to follow to make sure you're not putting your collectibles at risk. 

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How to Avoid the Most Common Challenges of Global Shipping

Posted by Benjamin Meskin on Jan 30, 2019 1:28:22 PM

It's a big world out there, which means big e-commerce opportunities await. Online shopping offers more opportunities than ever before for merchants to reach customers across the globe. Stepping into global trade can have a significantly positive impact on a business's profitability.

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10 Common Mistakes eCommerce Businesses Make

Posted by Benjamin Meskin on Jan 23, 2019 9:34:40 AM

It's no secret that online businesses are quickly becoming the norm in the world of retail and commerce business. People are shopping online in record numbers, opting for convenience over the adventure of exploring a brick and mortar store.

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Is eCommerce Shipping Insurance Worth the Cost?

Posted by Benjamin Meskin on Jan 16, 2019 2:36:16 PM

Picture this.

 

You’ve decided to save money on a certain order and forgo shipping insurance. You track the shipment and see it arrives safely at your customer’s address a few days later. Later that day, you receive a notification from the customer that the order was damaged in transit. Now you are down $4,000 and must deal with an irate customer who wants the order replaced on top of this.

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The Secrets of eCommerce Customer Retention

Posted by Benjamin Meskin on Jan 3, 2019 9:16:42 AM

Did you know that returning customers spend 67% more than first time customers? This white paper explores tips and strategies to find ways to convert one-time shoppers into loyal, repeat customers.

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Which is Better for Shipping Art – FedEx or UPS?

Posted by Benjamin Meskin on Dec 19, 2018 11:08:37 AM

The worldwide package delivery market is massive; with nearly 350 billion dollars expected to be spent on shipping by the year 2020. With so much money at stake, it may be surprising to learn FedEx and UPS nearly split the entire market share among private package delivery carriers.

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10 Reasons Why You Need Shipping Insurance

Posted by Benjamin Meskin on Dec 12, 2018 10:33:15 AM

 

Parcel shipping is a rapidly growing business. More than 65 billion packages were shipped worldwide in 2016 alone. Compared to 2014, this number has increased by almost 50%. With so many packages underway, the chance of an item becoming damaged, broken, or stolen increases.

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How to Ship Furniture Safely

Posted by Benjamin Meskin on Dec 5, 2018 9:00:00 AM

 

Selling furniture and having your products delivered safely to your customers can be a struggle, even if you sell your items from a brick-and-mortar location. When you start to sell furniture online, delivering your products to your customers turns into an even bigger challenge.

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5 Tips for Shipping Electronics

Posted by Benjamin Meskin on Nov 28, 2018 9:00:00 AM

 

Electronics equipment is some of the most expensive types of property shipped. Unlike shipping ordinary items such as textiles, electronics pose unique challenges to distributors who use shipping services to deliver their products.

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