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

Guide to High Ticket Dropshipping on Shopify

Posted by Benjamin Meskin on Jul 22, 2021 9:00:00 AM


Dropshipping Defined

Dropshipping allows e-commerce businesses to virtually stock the products they sell without ever handling them. A dropshipping e-commerce store acts as the middleman, purchasing dropshipping products from a third party that ships them directly to the customer. 

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Tags: #shippingsoftware, dropshipping, shopify

Do you Need Insurance for Shipping Precious Coins?

Posted by Benjamin Meskin on Jun 24, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Precious coins, such as the Walking Liberty Half Dollar, can significantly range in value. If you collect these coins or sell them regularly, you want to ensure that they arrive on time in the exact condition you packed them. Since many historical coins are irreplaceable, you should always get insurance when shipping precious coins.

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Tags: Shipping Insurance, collectibles

[Infographic] LTL vs. Parcel Shipping: Key Differences

Posted by Benjamin Meskin on May 20, 2021 9:00:00 AM

For many years, LTL shipping has been the most popular option when shipping bulk quantities, heavier commodities, or oversized items. That is just one of the many shipping options available for businesses to choose from when sending out their merchandise to customers, retail stores, or warehouses. 

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Tags: LTL shipping, Parcel shipping

Why it's Important to Have Insurance When Shipping Sports Memorabilia

Posted by Benjamin Meskin on Apr 22, 2021 9:00:00 AM

As a collector or hobbyist interested in sports memorabilia, you have probably already worried about what may be many owner’s worst nightmare – theft, loss, or damage to your valuable collection. Accidents can happen while at home, when shipping your collection, or during transit to sports memorabilia auctions, and you may be wondering if you need shipping insurance.

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Tags: Shipping Insurance, collectibles, Sports Memorabilia

[QUIZ] Are Your Shipments Covered by Insurance?

Posted by Benjamin Meskin on Apr 1, 2021 9:00:00 AM


Do you know how and when your shipments are covered? Whether dealing with art, electronics, clothing, pharmaceuticals, and more, it’s important to know how coverage applies to mitigate risk and make more informed decisions. Take this short quiz to find out how well you know shipping insurance.

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Tags: Shipping Insurance

What is Freight Insurance, and why do you Need it?

Posted by Benjamin Meskin on Mar 25, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Shipping cargo worldwide is a complex and dynamic business, challenged by physical, climate, geographic, human, and political risks. When goods are in transit, they are subject to many hazards. Carrying freight insurance to protect against these perils is a crucial business practice. 

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Tags: Shipping Insurance

8 Integrations Cabrella Shipping Insurance Software Offers

Posted by Benjamin Meskin on Feb 25, 2021 3:12:32 PM

Cabrella's shipping insurance software integrates seamlessly with the market's top carriers and best shipping software platforms. By offering competitive shipping insurance rates and a simplified claims process, Cabrella can protect your deliveries from nearly any risk with fewer restrictions than most carrier insurance options. 

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Tags: #shippingsoftware

Everything To Know About Shipping Insurance For High-Value Items

Posted by Benjamin Meskin on Dec 22, 2020 9:00:00 AM

You may be wondering if you have the proper insurance coverage secured when shipping high-value items, like gold, silver, and gemstones. Jewelry shipping insurance should not be an afterthought, but with so many shipping options and policies to consider, where does one start? What is important to know about shipping high-value items, and how can you find help? 

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Tags: #jewelry, Shipping Insurance

[Infographic] E-commerce Supply Chains Explained

Posted by Benjamin Meskin on Dec 10, 2020 9:00:00 AM

The supply chain plays a vital role in today’s hectic e-commerce industry. With more consumers expecting to receive their packages faster than ever before, your e-commerce business must have a strong supply chain in place. If you aren’t clear on the basics of supply chain management, you could end up facing many struggles along the way.

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Tags: Blog

Holiday Season Shipping Guide for Small E-commerce Businesses

Posted by Benjamin Meskin on Nov 20, 2020 9:00:00 AM

One of the top questions shoppers ask during the holiday shipping season is, “When will my order arrive?” It can be challenging to provide your customers with a precise answer, especially when you don’t have the necessary tools to help with tracking and logistics. By creating a shipping strategy for your company now, you can help eliminate a lot of the stress and anxiety associated with shipping products to your customers. One way to start is by looking at the statistics for holiday sales and shipping in recent years. 

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Tags: Shipping Insurance

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