What is USPS Ground Advantage?


On July 9th, 2023 USPS will discontinue use of First Class Mail and Parcel Select.

Those services will be replaced by a new service called Ground Advantage.

USPS Ground Advantage Breakdown:

  • Service to all 50 states, military bases and territories.
  • Weight Limit 0-70 Pounds.
  • Transit Time: 2-5 days.
  • Tracking is included.
  • Insurance up to $100 included (up to 5K may be purchased).
  • Supports Hazmat shipping.

*Packages going to Hawaii, Alaska, other offshore destinations, or packages that include hazardous materials may see longer transit times.

The following link offers a helpful tool that shows the expected delivery time based on the origin for different services. USPS Postal Pro

USPS Ground Advantage in DesktopShipper:

Starting July 9th, 2023, the following service (ship method) names will adjust in the DesktopShipper UI.

P01- USPS First Class Parcels - to - P01- USPS Ground Advantage under 1LB

P43- USPS Parcel Select - to - P43 - USPS Ground Advantage 

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