Parcel Select Ground is one of the least expensive - but slowest - USPS services offered.
No shipment is ever sent without the expectation of delivery, but sometimes the timeliness of that delivery isn't a pressing matter. In these instances, Parcel Select Ground could be the best method for shipping.
Parcel Select Ground replaced USPS’ Parcel Post service, created exclusively for shipments booked online. (Retail Ground is for packages sent through a USPS location with the same delivery time frame.)
Best Option When:
|You are more concerned with keeping shipping costs low than quick delivery, or when package dimensions exceed limits of other services.|
|Delivery Timeline:||Domestic delivery averages 2-8 business days.
This is not a guaranteed service; delivery may be delayed.
|Service Overview:||Domestic rates are determined by weight package and distance it has to travel. Distance determined by zone. Learn more about zones.|
|Packages will be sent by ground.
NOTE: combined with a longer transit time, the shipment will be bounced, jolted, handled and thrown around more than shipments that are sent through any of the air services offered by the USPS. 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:||Commercial Pricing (discounted retail)|
|View the domestic rate table.|
|Restrictions:||Maximum weight for domestic shipments: up to 70 lbs.|
|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".
NOTE: pieces exceeding 108 inches but not more than 130 inches in combined length and girth are mailable at the Parcel Select Ground oversized price for the zone to which addressed.
|There are restrictions for mailing restricted, prohibited, and hazardous materials, including cigarettes and smokeless tobacco. Learn more about restrictions.|