Is USPS Parcel Select still available?

With changes made to the USPS on January 17, 2016, USPS Parcel Select, also formerly known as Parcel Post, has now become known as Parcel Select Ground.

Parcel Select Ground is USPS' commercially available ground service, with the retail service known as Retail Ground. 

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I need to ship a box Retail Ground...I created a manual order but the only options I can choose are Priority Mail and Priority Express. Is Retail Ground not available on SHippingEasy ? Is it because it is a manual order? This page says I can use Parcel Select which I believe is the same thing as Retail Ground but I am not given this option in the drop down menu. Thanks for any information.

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I see that I do not have an Endicia First class account, only the expedited one. So I guess I need to sign up for that second Endicia account to be able to get Parcel Select.

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Is the second (non-expedited) Endicia account also free of fees?

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Hello Rebecca - Thanks for your posts and excellent sleuthing!

Your ShippingEasy account includes access to two separate Endicia accounts. Each of these accesses different services, so until you register an Endicia First Class Domestic account, you will not be able to use Parcel Select Ground, First Class, or Media Mail.

This article provides more details about the separate accounts:

This guide can help you register the new account - and it is free to use - you'll only be responsible for the postage that you purchase:

Please post any additional questions in the comments below. Thanks!

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Thank you, Jennifer!

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Jennifer, I can't find Parcel Select Ground available under my account, and I see that I have 2 Endicia accounts under my account. What am I missing?

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Hello Wey - Your account is correctly configured to access Parcel Select Ground. This service is available via your Endicia First Class Domestic account. To select the service:

  1. First create a shipment and send it to the Ready to Ship page. Learn more.
  2. Expand the "Carrier" menu and select "USPS.
  3. Expand the "Carrier Service" menu and select "Parcel Select Ground".
  4. Select the correct "Packaging", "Weight", and Additional Shipment Options that you require. Then purchase the label via the "Add to Cart" or "Print Later" options.

I hope this helps! Please let me know if you run into any problems on these steps.

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