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How to get USPS Ground Advantage rates for your ecommerce store
How to get USPS Ground Advantage rates for your ecommerce store

How do I migrate from first class / parcel select / retail ground to ground advantage?

Updated over a week ago

What is USPS Ground Advantage?

On July 9th, 2023 the USPS launched their new Ground Advantage service as an affordable domestic ground shipping service that combines First-Class Package, Parcel Select Ground, and Retail Ground services into one.

What is happening with First Class Package Service, Retail Ground, and Parcel Select services?

USPS has retired the Retail Ground, Parcel Select Ground, and First-Class Package services. Additionally, USPS has retired the Ground Return and First-Class Package Return services.

How do I migrate to Ground Advantage?

Until July 2024, SKULabs will automatically map these retired services to USPS Ground Advantage to help ensure that your labels are valid and you encounter no issues with your carriers.

Once these legacy service methods stop automatically re-mapping to Ground Advantage, we plan on migrating any accounts with remaining first/retail ground/parcel select methods to Ground Advantage.

So while no action should be required, if you'd like to change your shipping preferences before then, follow the steps below:

  1. If you're not already using EasyPost, use our link below to sign up for a free EasyPost account and receive the best offers made exclusively available through SKULabs as an
    official USPS Connect eCommerce partner.

    We can meet or beat your existing USPS rates with significant CPP and cubic discounts and no contractual volume requirements as an industry standard.

  2. Follow our guide on switching primary carriers to ensure your shipping preferences are enabled for this new program.

Why USPS Ground Advantage?

  • Ships to all 50 states, U.S. military bases, territories, possessions, and Freely Associated States.

  • Fast Delivery: Expected delivery in 2–5 business days across the continental United States and includes tracking service.

  • Insured Shipments: Includes $100 insurance on all packages for no additional cost, with the option to purchase additional coverage up to $5000.

  • Efficient Returns: Offers a new convenient Ground Advantage Return service.

  • HAZMAT Approved: The primary option for sending hazardous materials (HAZMAT) that can’t go by air.

Reach out to support by chat if you have any questions.

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