Find out everything you need to know about standard shipping services in the US, including how much standard shipping costs, delivery times and booking domestic and international services.
Standard shipping is your average shipping service, not shipped quickly overnight at expensive rates, but not using slower tracked mail services either.
Many couriers refer to their standard shipping service as a standard ground service, which normally comes with a reasonable shipping time and full tracking, so both the sender and receiver can see when the package has been delivered. Standard shipping is a cost-effective delivery option for small to large boxes.
Standard shipping time in the US generally takes anywhere between 3-5 business days, depending on where you’re sending to. Our standard shipping services, Ground Pick Up and Ground Drop Off, offer a delivery time of 1 - 5 business days for domestic deliveries (within the US).
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 business days using standard ground shipping.
The price for standard shipping varies, depending on the size and weight of your package and where it’s going, however, you can significantly reduce the cost of standard shipping by booking online.
The quickest way to calculate how much standard shipping will cost is by entering the weight and dimensions of your packaged item into our simple quote calculator, along with the destination. In just a couple of clicks, you'll be able to see quotes from multiple shipping companies, so you can compare prices and book discounted services at the touch of a button.
If you would like a courier to pick up from your home or work address and ship your packages in 1-5 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.
For parcels which require faster delivery times, we have a Ground Overnight service, which offers free pick up from your home or work and delivers within 1-2 business days. USPS Priority Domestic will also ensure delivery in 1-3 days.
We also offer economy and expedited international shipping services. To see a full range of international shipping services, use the quick quote tool on this page or get a complete quote, using the Parcel Monkey shipping quote calculator.