USPS Launches Parcel Select regional Ground

Commercial shippers seeking an economical solution for delivery of small packages now have a new service available from the U.S. Postal Service — Parcel Select Regional Ground.

Introduced April 17, Parcel Select Regional Ground offers competitive pricing for high-volume business-to-consumer shippers. For deliveries of small packages within short -range destination zones, Parcel Select Regional Ground can provide big savings for qualified commercial shippers.

“This new service is designed as a solution for e-commerce merchants looking to boost sales by offering free or discounted shipping charges for online purchases,” said Gary Reblin, vice president, Domestic Products. “It has tremendous appeal for commercial shippers requiring a cost-effective ground service for delivery of packages over shorter distances.”

Shippers choosing Parcel Select Regional Ground must have a customer commitment agreement with the Postal Service and meet annual volume commitments of 10,000 mailpieces. Also, each mailpiece must be machinable, weigh 5 pounds or less, measure 0.35 cubic foot or less, and use an Intelligent Mail package barcode or Confirmation Services barcode. Click here for additional details and pricing information.

Delivery Confirmation service is included at no additional cost. Insurance, Signature Confirmation and Hold For Pickup services also are available.

Pricing is based on entry at designated USPS sectional center facilities or Network Distribution Centers. Parcel Select Regional Ground is available for commercial customers who use electronic manifesting and pay postage through permit imprint.

For more information, commercial customers can contact their Postal Service account manager or the Office of Commercial Pricing at commercialpricing@usps.gov.

via USPS News Link – April 21, 2011.