Ground shipping is one of the cheapest ways you can send a package in the US. As the name would suggest, ground deliveries are made using the road networks, so your package will be loaded onto a truck and transported to its destination by road.
You won’t get an express delivery time, but ground shipping is particularly cost-effective for shipping large items which would be expensive to ship by air. What’s more, you can make even bigger savings when you book a ground courier service through Parcel Monkey. Our ground shipping services are operated by world-renowned couriers at discounted rates.
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Ground shipping times vary between 2-5 working days depending on where you’re sending your package from and to. If you are shipping in the same state or to a nearby one, transit times will be quicker than if you’re sending across states or to a remote location.
If your package needs to arrive by a specific date you can still benefit from the cost savings of a ground service, you’ll just need to send your package earlier to allow for the longer transit time. When you get a shipping quote through our free shipping calculator, we’ll show you an estimated delivery time for each service so you can plan accordingly.
There are a number of shipping companies that offer ground shipping in the US, including FedEx, UPS and the USPS. UPS and FedEx are the most well-known for ground shipping and offer fully tracked ground services throughout the US and Canada.
You can find out more about specific US ground shipping services by clicking the links below.
Ground shipping is an economy delivery service and rates will vary depending on the size and weight of your package and how far it needs to travel. However, you can calculate your ground shipping costs in seconds using our quick and easy shipping calculator.
Just tell us where you’re shipping from and to, along with the weight of your package and we’ll give you an instant quote. You’ll be able to compare ground shipping prices from multiple shipping companies and book services all in one place.