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    • Cameron1590
    • By Cameron1590 5th Jul 17, 9:11 AM
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    Setting up online business
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    • 5th Jul 17, 9:11 AM
    Setting up online business 5th Jul 17 at 9:11 AM
    Hello,

    My partner is looking to setup her first online business selling crafts on Etsy.

    I'm worried that something may go wrong and she sells something which injurys someone (pin left in cusion etc).

    What is the best route to take regarding protection for us? Obviously she will be careful and check things but I don't want to be sued and loose our assets over something.

    Thanks
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    Product liability insurance.
    • MrJones1
    • By MrJones1 8th Jul 17, 5:50 PM
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    I don't think that your partner should worry too much about getting a product liability insurance in the initial stage. It's worth to contemplate later on when her business does well. Also, a solid piece of advice for her would be not to put all the eggs in one basket. She should sell her products on different platforms. Maybe a website would be great.
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    1. Product liability insurance

    2. Pass all product through a metal detector before packing, and after packing and before posting (possibly two detectors in series)

    3. Count all pins and needles before and after each batch of manufacturer.

    https://www.scribd.com/document/234313467/Quality-Control-and-Needle-Managment

    https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=1dyHsnjUP60C&lpg=PA76&ots=fFkEu4yaeO&dq=p roduct%20liability%20metal%20detector&pg=PA75#v=on epage&q=product%20liability%20metal%20detector&f=f alse
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    • angryparcel
    • By angryparcel 9th Jul 17, 9:48 AM
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    I don't think that your partner should worry too much about getting a product liability insurance in the initial stage. It's worth to contemplate later on when her business does well. Also, a solid piece of advice for her would be not to put all the eggs in one basket. She should sell her products on different platforms. Maybe a website would be great.
    Originally posted by MrJones1
    wrong advice, if you are selling on a commercial basis then i would get insurance at the first stage. you can get fully covered on special craft insurance from £52 a year

    http://www.gmisl.co.uk/site/products/craftinsure-starter/
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