Postal Bulletin highlights USPS Ground Advantage

Launching on July 9, 2023, USPS Ground Advantage™ is the Postal Serviceā€™s enhanced ground solution that will provide a simple, reliable, and more affordable ground shipping solution for packages with 2ā€“5 day delivery within the continental U.S.

USPS Ground Advantage will combine current USPS Retail GroundĀ®, First-Class Package ServiceĀ®, and Parcel Select GroundĀ® services, as well as returns options such as First-Class Package ReturnĀ® service and Ground Returns, into a single, streamlined ground shipping service.

Key Features of USPS Ground Advantage

    • Packages will be delivered in 2ā€“5 business days.
    • Affordable ounce and pound-based shipping options range from 1 ounce to 70 pounds.
    • Items weighing up to 15.999 ounces will be priced in 4-ounce, 8-ounce, 12-ounce, and up to 15.999-ounce increments for both retail and commercial channels.
    • Packages greater than 15.999 ounces will be charged by the pound, in 1-pound increments, up to 70 pounds.
    • $100 insurance will be included for both outbound and return shipments. Customers can purchase up to $5,000 in additional coverage against loss or damage for merchandise.
    • Free Package Pickup service at home or in-office.
    • A variety of postage payment options across various platforms, including the enhanced Click-N-ShipĀ® with access to commercial rates for commercial customers. Additional postage payment options will include USPS Retail Post Offices, online postage, and more.
    • Tracking included to check the status and confirm package delivery.
    • Business customers can use USPS Ground Advantage return service as a convenient option for customers who need to send items back.
    • A primary option for sending hazardous materials (HAZMAT) that are only mailable using ground transportation (see

Read more: Postal Bulletin – June 29, 2023

Source: USPS

Related: Postal Regulatory Commission approves Postal Serviceā€™s launch of USPS Ground Advantage on July 9

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