As soon as an online seller reaches his goal - receive an order, next step is shipping it. There are many competitors between shipping companies, but USPS will always stand out with their experience. USPS is one of the oldest shipping carriers, which was launched in 1971. Over all these years they have improved their services and maintained their reputation. Talking about services, USPS has a wide range of different shipping options, but one of the most efficient is Parcel Select Ground. In this article, we will explain what it is, and why most online sellers choose to use USPS Parcel Select Ground services.
About USPS Parcel Select Ground
What is USPS Parcel Select Ground?
Parcel select ground is a USPS mail class, which is one of their least expensive services. The main difference from others is that this service can only be purchased online. In other words, it is exclusively for booking shipments online. The pricing is directly dependant on package dimensions, so additionally, it is the best option for small parcels. Usually, it is the most common choice of an online seller, who sells small and low quantity products. Also, it is one of the cheapest services, as well as one of the longest existing.
USPS Parcel Select Ground delivery timeline
As mentioned before this service has the longest delivery timeline, which is on average from 2 to 8 business days. Also, this service is not guaranteed, so there might be delayed delivery.
USPS Parcel Select Ground pricing
USPS Parcel Select Ground is the least expensive service, especially for small packages. Their pricing has three different options, which depends on specific circumstances:
- USPS Parcel Select Ground - for no minimum package thresholds. Without using online postage, customers must have 50 pieces or 50 pounds of mailpieces in a single mailing
- USPS Parcel Select Ground NDC Presort/ Destination Entry/ ONDC Presort - all have a minimum requirement of 50 Parcel Select Ground parcels must be pre-sorted to NDC/ASF destinations
- USPS Parcel Select Ground Lightweight - for packages weighing less than 1 lb.
In other words, if we are talking about Commercial Pricing, then third option (USPS Parcel Ground Lightweight) costs from $1.38 and the first one (USPS Parcel Select Ground) from $2.85.
How to get a cheaper USPS Parcel Select Ground pricing?
As mentioned before, the commercial pricing sounds great and cost-effective, but imagine, having a commercial plus pricing plan. Using and connecting with Multiorders gives you a possibility to use commercial plus rates. Our shipping management software has the USPS integration, which allows using their best shipping quotes. Besides best price guarantees, our software allows you to control:
- Tracking number
- USPS labels
- Inventory management
- Faster order fulfilment
- Automated shipment.
Because of USPS shipping integration, the system automatically adds tracking information to each marketplace and additionally informs the customer. As soon as you process your order, all shipment tracking data is auto-synced. That way, the online seller won’t need to check and update any shipping information. Also, Multiorders dashboard allows printing of USPS labels in bulk for all your orders.
- Inventory management.
Connect all your sales channels and USPS shipping carrier in the Multiorders software. That way you can control all your inventory in a single dashboard - modify stock-levels, pricing, etc. All changes, which you make in www.multiorders.com will instantly appear on each e-shop.
- All shipping companies.
Multiorders also has integrations with all other shipping companies. In this case, you can choose a different shipping carrier for each order. For example, for small packages using USPS Parcel Select Ground, and some other shipping carrier for bigger ones. Simply click on the chosen one and Multiorders will do the rest.
Using Multiorders shipping management software allows you to use the best pricing system for USPS Parcel Select Ground service. Not to mention, that it also simplifies your daily tasks. Multiorders users save up to 35 hours per week. Our management software is the perfect solution for workflow optimisation. A cost-efficient way to control your business.