What is USPS Ground Advantage?

USPS Ground Advantage provides reliable ground shipping options.
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Last update:

July 11, 2023

USPS has introduced a new service called USPS Ground Advantage™  starting from July 9, 2023, which offers cost-effective and reliable domestic ground shipping options for shippers.

This service aims to streamline ground transportation services by consolidating USPS Retail Ground®, First-Class Package®, and Parcel Select Ground® (as well as returns options such as First-Class Package Return® service and Ground Returns) into a unified service.

Benefits of USPS Ground Advantage

USPS Ground Advantage™ caters to shippers of all sizes, whether small e-commerce businesses or large enterprises, providing them with an economical and dependable shipping solution. This service is available for packages weighing up to 70 pounds and promises delivery within 2-5 business days.

The launch of this new service brings several advantages for shippers. Firstly, USPS Ground Advantage™ offers an affordable shipping option, delivering packages at low rates to all 50 states of the United States, military bases, territories, possessions, and freely associated states. So no matter where your packages need to be shipped, USPS Ground Advantage™ can meet your needs.

Secondly, consolidating services within USPS Ground Advantage™ simplifies the operations for shippers. By combining different services into one option, shippers no longer need to choose and manage different service types, saving them time and effort.

Furthermore, USPS Ground Advantage™ provides return options, including services like First-Class Package Return® and Ground Returns. This offers shippers a more convenient return process, enhancing customer satisfaction and operational efficiency.

In summary, USPS Ground Advantage™ service offers the following features:
  • Packages are delivered in 2–5 business days.
  • Best-priced service for items up to 15.999 oz, based on weight (rounded up to 4 oz, 8 oz, 12 oz, and 15.99 oz) and zone (distance).
  • Packages greater than 15.99 oz are charged by the pound up to 70 lbs (rounded up).
  • Free Package Pickup service at your home or office.
  • Tracking is included.
  • Business customers can use USPS Ground Advantage Return service as a convenient option for customers who need to send items back.
  • $100 insurance is included (for both outbound and return shipments), and you can purchase up to $5,000 in additional coverage against loss or damage for merchandise.

Additionally, compared to the current pricing of Parcel Select Ground and First-Class Package Service, USPS Ground Advantage will lower prices by 1.4%. The retail price of USPS Ground Advantage will decrease by 3.2%, and the commercial price will decrease by 0.7%.

In conclusion, USPS Ground Advantage™ is an anticipated new service that provides shippers with an economical and reliable ground shipping option. Whether a small e-commerce business or a large enterprise, you can enjoy affordable rates and speedy package delivery through this service.

For more information about this service, please visit the official USPS Ground Advantage page prepared by USPS.

Written on:

May 19, 2023
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