Overhead view of a max packing a cardboard box to ship in the mail

You can now set sail with the U.S. Postal Service’s shiny new shipping service, Ground Advantage, right through Amazon Buy Shipping. Amazon spilled the beans, saying, “When you purchase Amazon Buy Shipping labels, you can now choose USPS Ground Advantage.” Yep, you heard it right – it’s all about choices, and your existing shipping templates got a snazzy update to the USPS Ground Advantage ship method.

Let’s talk perks – with Amazon Buy Shipping, you get the VIP treatment with discounted rates negotiated by Amazon with carriers. They claim it’s the lowest available commercial Postal Service rates, with an average discount of 35% off USPS Ground retail rates. Certainly, who doesn’t love a good deal?

Attention savvy sellers automating order fulfillment – whether you’re using a third-party tool or your own nifty software, you might need to make a slight manual tweak to keep those Postal Service labels flowing.

Now, let’s dive into Ground Advantage, making waves since its launch in July. This new kid on the block combines USPS Retail Ground, Parcel Select Ground, and First-Class Package Service. Fasten your seatbelts – it promises deliveries in 2 to 5 business days across the continental U.S.

Why does this matter? Well, the Postal Service is gearing up for a showdown with the big dogs – FedEx and UPS. Consequently, Ground Advantage is their secret weapon, and they’re ready to take on the competition. No more grace periods – shippers, it’s time to follow the new rules and dodge those added fees.

So, Amazon sellers, set your sights on smoother seas, faster deliveries, and a pocketful of savings. Get ready to make waves with USPS Ground Advantage – your ship has come in!