Ground shipping services take longer than express or expedited couriers but the cost of shipping a package this way makes it much more affordable. If your package is large, heavy, or non-urgent - it really makes sense to use our discounted Ground Shipping.
What is Ground Shipping?
Ground shipments are sent using the road networks. They can take longer than express courier services but are suitable for those who want to ship packages on a budget, or for heavy items and those not suitable to fly.
You can book for a courier to pick up your package or drop it off and it will be transported to the door of the recipient with full tracking. Ground shipping is for domestic shipments being sent throughout the USA.
FedEx Ground Shipping
FedEx handle most of our Ground Shipping services and there are 3 options to choose from;
For those customers who want to drop off at the Post Office, you can book the USPS Ground Shipping service - Parcel Select which will see your package shipped on the Ground in 2-8 working days. Book online using Parcel Monkey’s discounted rates, print the shipping label and drop off at any USPS Post Office. This service is tracked to delivery and you can share this information with the recipient.
How long does Ground Shipping take?
Ground Shipping takes between 1 and 5 working days to deliver your package to the recipient using FedEx. If you are shipping in the same state or to a nearby one, transit times will be quicker than mailing a package to a remote location.
You can book Ground Shipping that is picked up from your home or work address and delivered door to door to the recipient, or you can book a Ground Drop Off service and take your package to any FedEx store. Just book the courier service online, print the shipping labels and drop off at a time that suits you.
Ground services are delivered Monday through Friday by FedEx and you can track your package until it is delivered.
What can I ship with via a Ground Drop Off service?
Popular items shipped from one state to another include items such as;
Ground Shipping is available to both individuals and businesses, so you do not need to send a lot of packages to enjoy a saving. Get an instant price via our shipping calculator for your specific package, no matter what you want to send. We do ask that you check before you send that your items are not prohibited or they could be returned.
You should consider Ground Shipping if your item isn't suitable to fly as having goods couriered by aeroplane can be me difficult compared to using a domestic road courier service.
Best way to ship heavy items
Heavy package services can be expensive, so Ground Shipping is a great option when you want domestic shipping for items that are not time sensitive. Parcel Monkey has some of the best shipping rates for big boxes and our Ground services come with $25 free insurance.
If you want to know more about what a courier service is and which type of delivery you need, Parcel Monkey is a great place to start as you can compare multiple services no matter how heavy your box.
International Ground Shipping
We don’t offer Ground Shipping to international destinations at the time of writing but we do have a range of expedited and economy courier services which can be used to deliver your packages overseas.