The United States Postal Service (USPS) has announced that it will implement upgraded service standards for its USPS Retail Ground (RG) and Parcel Select Ground (PSG) products, effective August 1, 2022.
Within the contiguous USA, service standards for these products will be accelerated from two-to-eight days to two-to-five days for the same price. Items containing hazardous materials or live animals are not eligible for the upgraded service standards.
USPS RG is a ground shipping product for packages, thick envelopes and tubes (up to 70 lb) that are not required to be mailed via First Class Mail service and are available only through retail channels. USPS PSG is an economical ground delivery service similar to RG for commercial shippers.
The Postal Service is aligning the RG and PSG service standards with the current First Class Package Service (FCPS) standards within the contiguous USA. The postal service said that processing this mail with FCPS packages will enhance customer service and better optimize package processing and surface transportation networks.
Louis DeJoy, postmaster general, USPS, said “Upgrading service standards for RG and PSG products is another way we are improving delivery for our customers. Offering faster, affordable delivery is how we will become the best in the industry.”