Retail Ground - USPS Retail | Rate Table

What are the USPS Ground rates?

USPS Retail Ground

Retail Ground is USPS’s ground-based service. It is one of the least expensive, but slowest USPS services available. Delivery is estimated between 1-8 days. [Learn more about USPS Retail Ground].

Retail Rates

Retail Ground rates are determined by weight, dimensions, distance (Zone), and rate class.

This service uses parcel weight and dimensions are used to determine postage costs. Costs increase as weight and dimensions increase. [Learn how dimensions affect rates].

USPS uses Zones to measure the distance a domestic shipment must travel, ranging from Zone 1 (local) to Zone 9 (very far away). Costs increase as the Zone, or distance, increases. Calculate your zone using the USPS ® Dynamic Zone Map.

Retail pricing is offered directly from the USPS at Post Office retail locations or It does not include discounts on postage prices like those received via ShippingEasy. [Learn more about USPS Retail pricing].


USPS rates changed January 24, 2021. Learn more about 2021 rates.

Compare with USPS Retail Ground

USPS provides a multitude of services and rate classes. Check out these similar services and rates to see how they compare:

2021 Rates: USPS Retail Ground

Holiday Surcharge

USPS rates increased for specific domestic services on October 3rd, 2021. Learn more about the USPS Holiday Surcharge.


Prices in Zones 1 - 4, up to 70 lbs, are only for the mailing of hazardous materials, live animals, or items required to be shipped by ground/surface transportation.

USPS Retail Ground


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