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What is UPS SurePost®?
A little slower but a lot cheaper!
UPS SurePost® is an economy, residential, ground service. This service combines the consistency and reliability of the UPS Ground network with final delivery typically provided by the U.S. Postal Service.
UPS picks it up at our warehouse in York, PA and delivers it to a US Post Office near you. The postal service delivers it to your house or PO Box. (lower 48 states only)
- Only for packages 1-9 pounds. The shipping weight of a 1 lb bag of tobacco is more than 1 lb because of packing material and the box. Also, UPS (and USPS) round up. For example, 2.1 pounds of products would actually be considered by UPS and USPS as weighing 3 pounds. These are the rules of the carriers, not ours!
- 1-2 days slower than UPS Ground
- Only for customers in the continental USA (lower 48 states)
- Unlike other UPS delivery methods, UPS SurePost® can deliver to PO Boxes
Please note the examples below are based on shipping to New York, Miami, Dallas, and LA. There are over 40,000 zip codes! The savings for your zip code may vary. Also, shipping rates change. Shipping carriers periodically adjusts their rates based on fuel costs and other factors.
↑ In the chart above we see that it is possible to save over 30% in shipping costs by using UPS SurePost! The closer you live to York, PA and the lighter the shipment, the more UPS SurePost® can save you versus UPS Ground.
↓ In the chart below we see that it is possible to save over 60% in shipping costs by using UPS SurePost! In fact, the farther you live from York, PA and the heavier the shipment, the more SurePost® can save you versus USPS. Why? Becuse the USPS is really efficient at delivering light packages short distances and UPS is really efficient at delivering heavier packages farther away.
Please note that these examples are based on shipping to 4 zip codes. There are over 40,000 zip codes! The savings for your zip code may vary. Also, shipping rates change. Shipping carriers periodically adjusts their rates based on fuel costs and other factors.
A tale of 4 cities: Rate comparisons for New York, Miami, Dallas, and LA
Rates subject to change without notice.
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