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Parcel Select Ground® is the cheapest way to ship big packages

If you’ve got large packages or packages that require ground-only transportation, use Parcel Select®

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    Cheapest way to ship large boxes

    Parcel Select® is cheaper than Priority Mail® for large packages that would be charged dimensional-weight.

  • Delivered in 2 to 8 business days

    Parcel Select Ground® takes longer than other USPS® services, with delivery within 2-8 business days.

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    Free package tracking included

    Parcel Select Ground® includes full door-to-door tracking, with optional email notifications for your recipients.

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    Save up to 39% by using Pirate Ship

    You'll save up to 39% buying Parcel Select Ground® postage with Pirate Ship compared to paying retail.

Get the cheapest USPS Parcel Select Ground® rates

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Parcel Select® is a Commercial service that isn’t available at the Post Office. The comparable Retail service is called Retail Ground® and it costs up to 39% more than Parcel Select Ground®. Pirate Ship passes through the cheapest rates available for Parcel Select Ground®.

The maximum size for Parcel Select Ground® is a combined length and girth of 130" inches, which means adding together the dimensions of the longest side of the package plus the distance around the thickest part.

The maximum weight for Parcel Select Ground® is 70 pounds.

Weight
Up to, not over
0-150 miles
L, 1 & 2
150-300 miles
Zone 3
300-600 miles
Zone 4
600-1000 miles
Zone 5
1000-1400 miles
Zone 6
1400-1800 miles
Zone 7
1800+ miles
Zone 8
Territories
Zone 9
1 lb
$6.55
$7.00
$7.10
$7.19
$7.34
$7.49
$7.75
$7.75
2 lb
$7.10
$7.25
$7.40
$8.15
$9.46
$10.28
$10.79
$10.79
3 lb
$7.20
$7.68
$8.47
$9.26
$12.15
$13.14
$15.33
$15.33
4 lb
$7.31
$8.05
$8.69
$10.34
$14.17
$16.06
$18.14
$18.14
5 lb
$7.41
$8.42
$9.37
$10.65
$16.14
$18.46
$21.02
$21.02
6 lb
$7.52
$8.79
$9.71
$14.19
$17.95
$21.04
$24.06
$24.06
7 lb
$8.04
$9.64
$10.04
$15.59
$19.95
$23.73
$27.03
$27.03
8 lb
$8.49
$9.93
$11.33
$17.35
$22.04
$26.12
$30.35
$30.35
9 lb
$8.72
$10.21
$11.41
$18.61
$23.98
$28.29
$33.74
$33.74
10 lb
$9.23
$10.49
$11.46
$20.10
$25.90
$31.11
$36.70
$36.70
11 lb
$10.78
$12.91
$13.83
$21.53
$27.80
$33.86
$39.75
$39.75
12 lb
$11.44
$13.73
$16.10
$23.05
$30.32
$36.61
$42.64
$42.64
13 lb
$12.04
$14.51
$16.86
$24.27
$32.55
$38.09
$44.15
$44.15
14 lb
$12.66
$15.31
$17.75
$25.70
$34.37
$40.21
$46.34
$46.34
15 lb
$13.15
$16.11
$18.62
$27.02
$35.70
$40.98
$47.56
$47.56
16 lb
$13.60
$16.97
$19.63
$28.36
$37.73
$43.29
$50.18
$50.18
17 lb
$14.03
$17.75
$20.57
$29.74
$39.64
$45.54
$52.84
$52.84
18 lb
$14.30
$18.30
$21.49
$31.08
$41.74
$47.78
$55.49
$55.49
19 lb
$14.64
$18.73
$21.98
$31.90
$43.61
$50.01
$56.97
$56.97
20 lb
$15.22
$19.02
$22.43
$32.48
$44.74
$51.88
$59.64
$59.64
21-70 lbs
To see all USPS Parcel Select Ground® rates, view or download the rate sheets below

When is Parcel Select Ground® cheaper than Priority Mail®?

If you’re shipping a large, light box, Parcel Select® is cheaper than Priority Mail® because it will not get charged for dimensional-weight pricing like Priority Mail® does. With Parcel Select® your package will be rated off the actual weight, no matter how large the package is.

But watch out for balloon rate pricing if you're shipping a really big package with Parcel Select®. If your package's Length (longest side) + Girth (Width * 2 + Height * 2) is between 84" and 108", for all zones you'll be charged the 20-pound rate instead of the actual weight's rate.

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