Package shipping

USPS has announced changes to expand its First-Class Package Service product.

The changes will simplify three of the USPS ground shipping options into one: Retail Ground and Parcel Select Ground will be incorporated into one enhanced First-Class Package Service product.

“We are improving service and simplifying product offerings for our customers,” said Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. “By upgrading the customer experience and optimizing our package processing and surface transportation networks, we are becoming the best option in the industry.”

USPS filed the classification changes with the Postal Regulatory Commission on July 12. Assuming a timely and favorable review by the commission, the Postal Service plans to implement the changes on Jan. 8, 2023.

The changes are in keeping with the Delivering for America 10-year plan to achieve financial stability and service excellence, defined as meeting or exceeding 95 percent on-time delivery across all product categories.