How to Benefit from USPS Ground Advantage
  • Michael Stivers
August 09, 2023
Posted by Michael Stivers
Michael Stivers

Staying current with all the many changes now happening in the shipping industry can be challenging. Recent innovations at the United States Postal Service (USPS) are creating new ways for your business to ship more efficiently and save money. ShipHawk-connected businesses looking to optimize their shipping strategy further can now take advantage of a new service called USPS Ground Advantage.

What is USPS Ground Advantage?

USPS Ground Advantage offers a dependable and competitively priced way to send packages (including HAZMAT) of up to 70 lbs in 2-5 business days to all 50 states, U.S. military bases, territories, possessions, and the Freely Associated States of the Pacific, with the USPS Tracking® service included.

USPS serves more than 165 million addresses in the United States, covering every state, city and town. Now, as part of its Delivering for America plan, USPS has been making their operations and processing facilities more efficient. Businesses and consumers can directly benefit from these innovations, including the Ground Advantage service.

Ground Advantage simplifies the service options from USPS: it consolidates and replaces the previous delivery services First-Class Package, Parcel Select Ground, and Retail Ground. For returns, Ground Advantage Return replaces First-Class Package Return Service and Parcel Select Return Service. With Ground Advantage, businesses now have a new reliable and affordable option for meeting order fulfillment and package delivery expectations.

USPS Ground Advantage with ShipHawk

ShipHawk is actively assisting businesses to take full advantage of this new service. For ShipHawk customers that have been using the previous services (First-Class Package, Parcel Select Ground, and Retail Ground), ShipHawk has taken steps to ensure a smooth transition to Ground Advantage. If you are not yet including USPS Ground Advantage in an optimized multi-carrier shipping strategy, now is the perfect time to do so.

Discounted USPS Rates with ShipHawk

In addition to including USPS Ground Advantage in your multi-carrier shipping strategy, with ShipHawk, you can get discounted USPS rates of up to 28%. As your business grows and your shipping requirements become more complex, you need a best-in-class shipping platform that can directly offer you the most competitive rates at any given time, including the discounted USPS rates.

Get a Diversified, Multi-Carrier Shipping Solution with ShipHawk

While relying on just one shipping carrier can introduce risks, having a diversified, multi-carrier strategy that includes new, competitive services such as USPS Ground Advantage can provide your business with stability and a competitive edge. By partnering with ShipHawk, you can take advantage of the rapid, complex innovations in the shipping industry to reduce your shipping costs. To learn more about ShipHawk, contact us today.

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