Standard shipping is your average shipping service, not shipped quickly overnight for expensive rates, but not using slower tracked mail services either. Standard shipping is perfect for small to fairly large boxes - but if your item is over 70 lbs or it is very big or long, you might need a large or heavy courier service.
Standard shipping normally comes with a reasonable shipping time and full tracking so that both the sender and receiver can see when the package has been delivered.
There are a number of courier companies available to choose from to book standard shipping with but if you use the Parcel Monkey shipping calculator you will be able to compare the best rates, transit times and services around and choose the one that seems the best value for what you need.
Standard shipping in the US takes 3-5 days. When you buy something online, generally it will arrive at your door in this time frame and that is now the standard expected by online shoppers.
If you live in a more remote location it can take a little longer for a package to arrive but in the US, almost all states can be reached within 3-5 days using standard Ground shipping.
If you need to book standard shipping to send a package to another state, Parcel Monkey have a selection of courier services.
If you send your package from a USPS Post Office, you can enjoy discounted shipping rates by booking online and printing your USPS labels off at home before you drop off. We have USPS Priority Domestic which ensures delivery in just 1-3 days or Parcel Select which is estimated to arrive in 2-8 days.
If you would like a courier to pick up from your home or work address and ship your packages in 3-5 days then our Ground Pick Up service is the one for you. A FedEx courier will come and pick up your item and ship it safely across the US.
To save a few extra dollars we also offer a Ground Drop Off version of the service that you can book online and drop into any FedEx store where it will be processed and shipped in 1-5 days.
Our international standard shipping services include;
International Drop Off via FedEx
International Priority Mail
We also offer economy and expedited international shipping services so that we can help you book a delivery service that suits your needs.
eBay does not have a ‘standard shipping’ method but refers to it as a shipping service that can have the sold item shipped inside a week so our tracked courier services are ideal for those looking for a cost-effective and reliable eBay courier.
Not only this, you can add protection cover in the booking process to protect you against loss or damage.
Amazon has really pushed the boundaries when it comes to shipping, with millions getting on-demand delivery via Amazon Prime. If you aren’t a power seller, you can still offer the more than acceptable standard delivery options which will ensure you don’t over the odds and that your customer gets their package in a reasonable time.
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