Parcel Select Ground is one of the least expensive - but slowest - USPS services offered.
Sometimes how a package is sent is more important than the timeliness of that delivery. As USPS' ground service, Parcel Select Ground is the best method for shipping items that are not permitted on airplanes.
Parcel Select Ground replaced USPS’ Parcel Post service, created exclusively for shipments booked online. (USPS Retail Ground is for packages sent through a USPS location with the same delivery time frame.)
Best Option When:
You are shipping something that cannot be sent via an air service, or when package dimensions exceed limits of other services.
Domestic delivery averages 2-8 business days.
This is not a guaranteed service; delivery may be delayed.
Packages will be sent by ground.
Be sure to pack properly.
Delivery confirmation (tracking) is included for free on all domestic shipments. Learn more.
Additional confirmation options available for added fee:
Insurance available for added fee. Learn more.
Rates are determined by weight and dimensions of package and distance it has to travel. When dimensions exceed 1 cubic foot, a dimensional (DIM) weight may be billed.
Distance determined by zone. Learn more about zones.
Parcel Select Ground shipments qualify for Commercial Pricing (discounted retail). View the domestic rate table.
USPS Retail Ground shipments qualify for Retail rates.
There are restrictions for mailing restricted, prohibited, and hazardous materials, including cigarettes and smokeless tobacco. Learn more about restrictions.
Merchants who are not using online postage (such as ShippingEasy) must have 50 pieces or more in a single mailing to qualify for Commercial Pricing. Learn more about USPS Parcel Select Ground eligibility requirements.
Package Weight Limits:
Maximum weight for domestic shipments: up to 70 lbs.
Package Dimension Limits:
The maximum combined length and girth is 130". Meaning the combined measurement of the longest side and the distance around the thickest part can’t be more than 108".