UPS® Ground Saver: Ultimate Guide (2024)

Key points:

  • UPS Ground Saver is an economy ground delivery service for non-urgent, lightweight packages
  • It offers clear savings advantages and helps you manage shipping costs and offer your customers a positive delivery experience
  • The service delivers to addresses in the 48 contiguous United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, U.S. Territories
  • The Easyship UPS integration is designed to help small eCommerce businesses and high-volume shippers enhance their profitability and operational efficiency. Sign up today to explore how your brand can benefit

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UPS Ground Saver is an affordable, reliable shipping option for lightweight, non-urgent packages. It helps businesses of all sizes reduce shipping costs while maintaining service quality.

This guide covers its key features, cost-saving advantages, efficient last-mile delivery, and integration within the extensive UPS network. We’ll also explore the benefits of Easyship for brands that ship high volumes and answer common FAQs about the service.

Benefits of UPS® Ground Saver:

Explore the key UPS Ground Saver features and find out how it can streamline your lightweight shipments, plus provide a cost-effective shipping solution.

Benefit How It Works
Affordable UPS Service UPS® Ground Saver combines the consistency and reliability of the UPS network at an extremely competitive price
Efficient Last-Mile Delivery Utilizes the UPS network and local post offices for smooth and reliable delivery
Full Visibility Tracking Provides detailed tracking from departure to final delivery, building trust with customers
Discounted UPS Rates Access competitive UPS rates for lightweight packages with Easyship, reducing overall shipping expenses
Signature Confirmation Offers optional signature confirmation for added security and safe delivery of valuable packages
Nationwide Coverage Delivers to almost any residential address in the U.S., including PO Boxes and certain military addresses, as well as commercial addresses
Reliable Delivery Ensures packages arrive within the expected delivery days, maintaining high service quality
Enhanced Customer Experience Leverage the trust and reliability that UPS Ground Saver offers. Deliver a positive customer experience at a competitive rate

Shipping Costs Comparison Example

If you are shipping across zones in the US, you might be expecting expensive shipping costs and slow delivery times, however, with the right tools this isn't necessarily the case.

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Shipping rates can vary depending on a number of factors, including the weight and size of the package, the shipping destination, and the shipping service that you choose. To get an accurate shipping rate, please use the Easyship Shipping Calculator.

If you have any questions about shipping rates, please contact Easyship customer support.

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Upgrade Your Shipping with Easyship and UPS® Ground Saver

Maximize the benefits of UPS Ground Saver shipments by connecting with Easyship for user-friendly shipping tools designed to streamline your operations:

  • Shipping Rate Calculator: Compare shipping rates from different carriers to find the best option for your needs.
  • Comparison Tool: Use our courier comparison tool to choose the cheapest and most efficient shipping services.
  • Insurance: Keep maintaining profit margins with Easyship's insurance coverage of up to $10,000 per shipping label
  • Tracking: Maintain package visibility with custom-branded tracking emails and automatic message alerts.
  • Integrations: Seamlessly integrate with over 55 platforms like Shopify, WooCommerce, and Magento

By choosing Easyship, you can leverage these benefits alongside UPS Ground Saver’s cost-effective and reliable services, helping you maintain profit margins and meet diverse shipping needs.

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Where is UPS® Ground Saver available?

Service is available in the 48 contiguous United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, U.S. Territories. UPS Ground Saver packages reach more than 145 metro areas across the U.S.

Does UPS or the USPS deliver UPS® Ground Saver?

Packages may be delivered by either UPS or the USPS, and the tracking detail will reflect the delivery carrier.

Can I take my UPS Ground Saver packages to USPS for drop-off?

Absolutely not. UPS Ground Saver packages must be tendered to UPS only, not USPS. Incorrectly dropping them off with USPS can lead to significant issues. To avoid these potential issues, ensure that all UPS Ground Saver packages are dropped off at The UPS Store®, UPS Access Point® locations, or UPS® Drop Box locations.

What are the benefits of UPS Ground Saver?

Get the reliability of the UPS network at an incredibly competitive price. Plus:

  • UPS® Ground Saver packages are delivered Monday – Sunday
  • No volume commitments
  • UPS door-to-door tracking

What can a merchant expect from a time-in-transit perspective?

Packages are delivered in 2 to 7 business days. The speed of delivery may be faster or slower depending on the origin and destination and if the package is delivered by UPS or the USPS. UPS® Ground Saver delivers seven days a week with no volume commitments

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