Parcel Select Ground
As of July 9th 2023, Parcel Select Ground has merged with First Class Package into the new Ground Advantage service. The way the service works remain the same, so it's really just the name that has changed.
The content on this page is outdated as of July 9th, 2023, and is just for historical information.
To see the up-to-date rates, go to the Ground Advantage page.
Max Length + Girth (Height x 2 + Width x 2): 130" inches
Max Weight: 70 pounds
Slower & cheaper for packages 1+ pounds
Parcel Select Ground is the cheapest, slowest service USPS offers for 1+ pounds.
Delivered in 2 to 5 business days
Parcel Select is slower than other services, especially to Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.
Free package tracking included
Parcel Select Ground includes full door-to-door tracking, with optional email notifications for your recipients.
Save up to 59% by using Pirate Ship
You'll save up to 59% buying Parcel Select Ground postage with Pirate Ship compared to paying retail.
Get USPS Parcel Select Ground rates cheaper than Commercial Pricing
Parcel Select is a Commercial Pricing® service that isn’t available at the Post Office. The comparable Retail service is called Retail Ground® and it costs up to 59% more than Parcel Select Ground. Pirate Ship offers BELOW Commercial Pricing rates for Parcel Select Ground for shipments to and from the lower 48 states.
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.
Packages exceeding 1 cubic foot are charged the dimensional weight (Length x Width x Height / 166) if greater than the actual weight.
The maximum weight for Parcel Select Ground is 70 pounds.