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USPS Ground Advantage

New offering to simplify shipping options

If approved, the Postal Service will begin offering the USPS Ground Advantage shipping option on July 9 for packages up to 70 pounds, delivered in 2-5 business days.

The Postal Service has proposed pricing for its new product offering, USPS Ground Advantage.

Pending favorable review and comments from the Postal Regulatory Commission, USPS Ground Advantage would launch on July 9 and provide a simpler, reliable and more affordable way to ship packages up to 70 pounds in 2-5 business days.

USPS Ground Advantage will feature:

• $100 worth of included insurance for both retail and commercial customers, USPS Ground Advantage outbound and return parcels;

• Package forwarding and return-to-sender endorsements; and

• Free package pickup on a carrier’s route.

Published prices for USPS Ground Advantage will decrease 1.4 percent compared with current Parcel Select Ground and First-Class Package Service pricing.

USPS Ground Advantage retail prices will decrease 3.2 percent, and USPS Ground Advantage Commercial published prices will decrease 0.7 percent.

The Postal Service has focused on strengthening its shipping offerings as part of Delivering for America, its 10-year plan to return the organization to financial sustainability and achieve service excellence.

Employees and customers can go to the USPS Coming Soon page to learn more about USPS Ground Advantage and join the countdown to launch.

Shipping Services prices are primarily adjusted according to market conditions.

The Postal Service governors evaluate shipping rates and fees and adjust them when needed.

The May 10 news release has more information.