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Introducing USPS Ground Advantage™

USPS is launching a new service, USPS Ground Advantage™, designed to streamline ground shipping for businesses of all sizes.


USPS is launching a new service, USPS Ground Advantage™, designed to streamline ground shipping for businesses of all sizes. This innovative service, scheduled to roll out in July 2023, combines the USPS Retail Ground®, First-Class Package®, and Parcel Select Ground® services into a single, efficient package.

The USPS Ground Advantage™ service is designed to provide businesses with a cost-effective and reliable shipping solution. By integrating multiple USPS services into one streamlined offering, the shipping process is simplified and reduces the need for separate service selections. This consolidation of services not only saves time and effort but also offers a more efficient shipping experience for all businesses.

 

Key Advantages of USPS Ground Advantage™:

One of the key benefits of USPS Ground Advantage™ is its extensive coverage. With delivery to all 50 states, U.S. military bases, territories, possessions, and Freely Associated States, businesses can expand their reach and cater to a broader audience. Whether you're shipping domestically or serving customers in remote locations, this service ensures your packages can reach their destinations reliably and efficiently.

In addition to its wide coverage, USPS Ground Advantage™ also introduces commercial pricing and a convenient returns service. With commercial pricing, businesses can take advantage of cost savings on their shipping expenses. This pricing structure is based on weight and zone, allowing businesses to optimize their shipping costs for packages up to 15.999 ounces.

The inclusion of a convenient returns service simplifies the process of managing product returns for businesses. This feature enhances customer satisfaction by providing a hassle-free way for customers to return items, ultimately strengthening customer loyalty and trust.

 

How This New Service Affects DesktopShipper Customers: 

For DesktopShipper customers, the launch of USPS Ground Advantage™ presents a significant leg-up. By incorporating multiple USPS services into a single solution, the shipping process becomes more streamlined and efficient. This integration simplifies the selection of shipping services when Rate Shopping and eliminates the need to juggle multiple options.

With the increased coverage of USPS Ground Advantage™, DesktopShipper customers can now reach customers in all 50 states, U.S. military bases, territories, possessions, and Freely Associated States. This expanded reach opens up new opportunities for businesses to grow and serve a wider customer base.

The commercial pricing offered by USPS Ground Advantage™ is particularly beneficial for businesses using DesktopShipper. By taking advantage of discounted USPS shipping rates based on weight and zone, DesktopShipper customers can optimize their shipping expenses and allocate their resources more effectively. These cost savings can contribute to improved profitability and competitiveness in the marketplace.

For businesses shipping hazardous materials or dangerous goods, USPS Ground Advantage™ will become the primary shipping option. This ensures compliance with shipping regulations and provides a safe and reliable solution for businesses handling such shipments. This service ensures compliance with shipping regulations for DesktopShipper customers involved in shipping hazardous materials or dangerous goods. The USPS network has well-established protocols and expertise in handling such shipments, ensuring safety and adherence to legal requirements.

The returns service of USPS Ground Advantage™ simplifies the management of product returns for businesses. DesktopShipper customers can streamline their returns process, making it easier for customers to initiate returns and for businesses to handle and process them quickly. 

USPS has a strong reputation for reliable and timely deliveries. By leveraging USPS Ground Advantage™, DesktopShipper customers can benefit from the USPS network's extensive reach and infrastructure. The service's focus on ground shipping ensures efficient transportation and reliable delivery of packages. This reliability is crucial for maintaining customer satisfaction and building a positive brand image.

DesktopShipper can integrate with USPS Ground Advantage™ seamlessly, allowing customers to leverage the benefits of this new service without disruptions to their existing shipping and logistics systems. The compatibility ensures a smooth transition and enables businesses to adopt and implement the new service into their operations quickly.

To learn more about the recent changes within your DesktopShipper account, we suggest checking out our knowledge base article.

 

It’s Time to Change the Shipping Game 

By leveraging these improvements and features offered by USPS Ground Advantage™, DesktopShipper customers can optimize their shipping processes, reduce costs, reach new markets, improve customer satisfaction, and enhance their overall logistics operations. This service presents a valuable opportunity for businesses to streamline their shipping and logistics, leading to increased efficiency and growth in the long run.

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USPS Ground Advantage™ is set to revolutionize ground shipping for businesses of all sizes. By consolidating multiple USPS services into one efficient package, it simplifies the shipping process, increases coverage, offers commercial pricing, and provides a convenient returns service. DesktopShipper customers stand to benefit greatly from this new service, enabling them to streamline their shipping operations and reach a wider audience while enjoying cost savings. 

As the launch date of July 9th approaches, DesktopShipper customers should stay tuned for further updates on integrating USPS Ground Advantage™ into their existing accounts. The integration will enable businesses to seamlessly leverage the advantages of this new service, streamline their shipping processes, and unlock new growth opportunities.

Embrace the future of ground shipping with USPS Ground Advantage™.

*All information provided by USPS (https://www.usps.com/ship/ground-advantage.htm)

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