USPS Ground Advantage Reduces Prices; Launches July 9

USPS files with PRC to adjust prices for some shipping services, enhancing ground shipping solution at launch

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Postal Service today established proposed published pricing for its new product offering, USPS Ground Advantage. Pending favorable review and comments from the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), USPS Ground Advantage would launch on July 9.

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At launch, USPS Ground Advantage would provide a simple, reliable and more affordable way to ship packages up to 70 lbs in two-to-five business days.

USPS Ground Advantage Will Feature:

— $100 insurance included for both retail and commercial customers, USPS Ground Advantage outbound and return parcels.

— Package forwarding and return to sender endorsements will be included for the USPS Ground Advantage product offering.

— Free package pickup on the carrier’s route.

Published prices for USPS Ground Advantage will decrease 1.4 percent relative to current Parcel Select Ground and First-Class Package Service pricing. USPS Ground Advantage Retail prices will decrease 3.2 percent and USPS Ground Advantage Commercial published prices will decrease 0.7 percent.

Over the past year the Postal Service has focused on strengthening its shipping solutions as part of its 10-year strategic plan for service excellence, on-time delivery, and revenue generation from enhanced package delivery services. With more than 31,000 Post Offices, various pickup options, including free package pickup, and no surcharges for fuel or residential delivery, the Postal Service provides exceptional value and convenience to customers.

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