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"Insurance At Trade Prices"
Over 40,000 customers have chosen Trade Direct
Over 30 years trading
Expert UK telephone support available
Quote and cover in less than 5 minutes

Shop and Retail insurance

Protect your retail business with a wide range of standard and optional covers from a panel of major UK insurers.

Designed for trade material retail shops
A choice of insurers, flexible and quality policies tailored for your business needs

Product Features

Cover for upto £10mPublic and Products Liability insurance cover for damage to customer’s property or injury to visitors to your premises

Including 100 Days temp coverEmployers’ Liability is designed to protect you against claims for death and injury of your employees

Personal Accident cover up to £500 per dayBusiness Interruption cover helps you get back on your feet if you’re unable to trade due to an insured event. Can include lost income cover

Personal Accident cover up to £500 per dayInsure your Stock against a range of risks, which can include an automatic seasonal cover boost

Personal Accident cover up to £500 per dayContents cover protects your equipment and workplace property (not Building), against damage

Personal Accident cover up to £500 per dayMoney cover protects money that is stolen from your premises, your home or while on the way to being banked

Why Choose Us?

Leading construction insurersWe work with a panel of major insurers to search the market for the cover that’s right for you

Competitive coverOver 30 years trading, so you can be sure we’ll be here if you need us

support from our experienced UK staffBuy online or over the phone – whichever suits you best

support from our experienced UK staffUK based team, with friendly and helpful staff ready to help you

support from our experienced UK staffObtain your documents electronically

support from our experienced UK staffWe’re not just about tradespeople – we offer over 20 products to a wide range of businesses and individuals

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Shop Insurance

Our Shop Insurance comparison service is designed to help independent high street retailers. If you sell finished goods (stock) or provide a service from a high street outlet, we want to help you find cover that suits your business. We offer insurance for a wide range of shop types, from DIY shops, to Florists, to Tiling suppliers and many more besides. Choose your shop type for more information:

Bathroom Shop or Showroom

Carpet Shop

Hardware Shop

Kitchen Shop or Showroom

Lighting Shop

Locksmith Shop

Plumbing Shop

Tiling Shop

Comprehensive cover

Our panel of insurers offers a broad range of cover that includes Stock, Contents, Business Interruption, and more besides, meaning that in the event that the worst happens, you should be covered. All the policies we offer include Public & Products LiabilityEmployers’ LiabilityStockMoneyBusiness Interruption, and Contents as standard.

Optional cover

Different retail businesses have different needs – that’s a fact. That’s why our panel offers a wide range of optional covers. If you own your premises, Buildings insurance is available as an add-on cover across our panel. There’s also a wide range of optional extensions including Goods in TransitPersonal Accident (Assault)Legal Expenses, and Loss of Income. Unless your needs are truly exceptional, we’re confident that we will be able to find you an insurance solution for your shop needs.

Compare cover

By entering your details into our website, we can find you a range of prices from some of the country’s largest and best known insurers, and you can select the one that best fits your needs. Having selected your preferred product, you can tailor your policy, adding and removing cover, and setting limits that best meet your needs.

Flexibility and choice

Your shop insurance should fit around your business and work to your schedule. You can insure against a wide range of events, and choose the cover that meets your individual business and attitude to risk.

Who we insure

Our panel offers cover suitable for a wide range of shops, whether these are on the high street, or located within shopping centres.

A wide range of cover

Our panel of insurers offers a range of automatically included and optionally available covers, which we believe offers the protection required for the vast majority of small to medium sized shops in the UK. Here are a few of the available covers from our insurers:

Standard Cover Included

Public & Products Liability
Employers Liability
Business Interruption

Optional Cover with additional premiums

  • Buildings
  • Goods in Transit
  • Glass & Signage
  • Loss of license
  • Legal Expenses
  • Personal Accident (Assault)
  • Helpline
  • Seasonal Increase
  • Chilled / Frozen Food
  • Employee Theft

For more information on each of the available cover, please visit our FAQ page.

Get a quote

To compare prices for Shop Insurance from a range of major insurers, click Get a quote, and we’ll do the leg-work for you. If you’d rather discuss your requirements, you can request a Call Back, or talk to one of our friendly team today on 08000 280 380. We’re here to take your call from 08:00 to 20:00 Monday-Thursday, and 08:00 to 18:30 Friday.

Retrieve a quote

If you’ve already got a Shop Insurance quote, you should have received an email with a link that allows you to retrieve your quote. If you don’t have this email to hand, you can Retrieve Your Quote here.


We search a panel of major UK insurers who offer specialist shop insurance policies so you don’t have to scour the market – saving you time.


Our FAQs are designed to answer some of the questions you may have about our Shop Insurance cover. Click here for more information.


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Why choose Trade Direct Insurance

We insure over 40,000 businesses from individuals to medium sized businesses
We’ve been in business for over 30 years, so we have ample experience
Buy online or over the phone – whichever you prefer
Policies that can be tailored to your specific business needs
UK based call centre, on hand to help if you need us
Option to pay via instalments (Trade Direct is a credit broker and not a lender)

On The Tools' Best Insurance Provider 2017

Trade Direct Insurance was named the Best Insurance Provider at the On The Tools Awards for the second year running.

On The Tools is the largest online community of tradespeople in the UK, and we couldn’t be prouder to provide them with support and cover.

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