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What is Parcel Monkey?
Parcel Monkey is the easy to use price comparison website for sending packages in the US and overseas.
Our clever shipping calculator will give you an instant quote to ship your package, help you find discounted rates with top couriers and compare prices to find the best deals.
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What is standard shipping?
Standard shipping is your average shipping service, not shipped quickly overnight at expensive rates, but not using slower mail services either.
When it comes to shipping a package in the US, many couriers refer to their standard shipping service as a standard ground service, which means your package will be sent by road. These services offer reasonable delivery times (often between 2-5 business days) and full tracking. Standard delivery is a cost-effective way of sending small and large packages in the US and internationally.
If you’d like to find out more about standard shipping, including delivery times and standard international shipping, this page covers everything you need to know. Use the links below to jump to each section.
Standard ground shipping
If you’ve chosen to send your package by standard delivery then you’ll have a few different options when it comes to choosing a courier. FedEx, UPS and USPS all offer standard ground shipping services for US-to-US deliveries. You can find out more about these services below and compare prices using our free shipping calculator.
Standard international shipping
Much like standard shipping in the US, standard international shipping means that your package will arrive in a reasonable time, but no special provisions have been made for it to travel faster or overnight for example. A standard international delivery service will usually include full tracking and is ideal for sending items that don't require an express delivery time. Most people will choose a standard international service because it's far cheaper than express.
How long does standard shipping take?
Standard shipping time in the US generally takes anywhere between 2-5 business days, depending on where you’re sending from and to. If you're sending to a remote location it can take a little longer for a package to arrive, but in the US almost all states can be reached within 5 business days.
International delivery times vary depending on the country you're shipping to, but most destinations can be reached within 7 days from the US using a standard international delivery service.
You can compare delivery times for a range of standard shipping services using our shipping calculator.
Standard international shipping services
The following delivery services offer a standard delivery time to a wide range of international destinations.