All Things Shipping
May 30, 2023

Deep Dive Into UPS® Ground for E-commerce Shipping

Today, customers expect free shipping, and the demand for it has increased by 10% year over year. Our State of Shipping Report 2023 reveals that a whopping 62% of consumers won’t buy from a retailer that doesn’t offer free shipping while only 3% are indifferent to shipping costs. To help drive sales and foster customer loyalty, it’s important to provide free or affordable shipping. 

That’s why we’re thrilled to announce that UPS has increased its savings! As of May 7, 2023, merchants can take advantage of additional discounts of up to 18% off the already affordable UPS rates on Shippo. These discounted rates will be especially beneficial on the lighter weights and short zones for UPS® Ground shipments*.

What is UPS® Ground?

UPS® Ground gives you cost-effective, day-definite delivery within one to five business days, with 90% of UPS® Ground packages being delivered in three days or less. This speedy delivery helps lead to customer satisfaction. UPS® Ground delivers to businesses and homes in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, and packages can be up to 150 lbs. and up to 108” long.

Competitive Pricing

When you ship UPS on Shippo, you have access to deep discounts of up to 78% off* on UPS® Ground. Now, take advantage of additional discounts of up to 18% off these already affordable rates on Shippo.

As always, additional price benefits are available by packing small and saving big: by packing in a smaller box, pricing options become more advantageous. Ship UPS® Ground today and save more!

Reliability & Speed

As previously mentioned, UPS® Ground delivers 90% of packages in 3 days or less. Additionally, for the 5th year in a row, UPS once again emerged as the leader in on-time performance during the Peak Holiday Season by third party consulting firm, ShipMatrix. Trust your package will get where it needs to be on time, all while enjoying even more discounts!

Weekend Services

UPS offers weekend delivery services which can help you take more orders after your Friday pickup and create happier customers. With Saturday delivery* from UPS, your customers can receive their orders up to two days faster than before.

Residential delivery is also offered to more than 100 metro areas across the U.S. on Saturday at no additional cost for select UPS® Ground Packages.** Additionally, Saturday commercial deliveries are offered at a small additional fee.


There are many ways you can get your packages into the hands of UPS for delivery.

  • UPS Access Point® and The UPS Store®: UPS offers more than 78,000 UPS Access Point® locations to drop off packages, including over 1,500 in Canada. These convenient and secure UPS Access Point® locations include hundreds of The UPS Store® locations, Michaels, CVS, Advance Auto Parts, and other neighborhood businesses.  Drop off pre-labeled packages at any of these convenient locations, which you can find by using this locator.
  • UPS® Drop Box: Drop off your shipment at one of 31,000 secure UPS® Drop Boxes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. UPS® Drop Boxes allow a maximum box size of 16″ x 13″ x 3″.  Find a UPS Drop Box here.
  • Schedule a pickup: Whether you have all your packages ready to go at the same time or you need to ship off an important order at the last minute, UPS has a variety of pickup options to keep you on top of it all. Contact UPS for an On-Call Pickup as your needs arise or utilize a Daily or Scheduled pickup if you have more consistent pick-up needs.

Focus on growing your business while UPS handles all your shipping needs. No worries and no guesswork – just simple shipping delivered. And now, more affordable than ever! Signing up for Shippo is free and only takes minutes to set up your account. Try it out today!

* Discounts off UPS daily rates. Rates are limited to shipping from the U.S. only.  Rates and any applicable discounts are subject to change at any time without notice.

** Select UPS® Ground packages with a committed delivery day of Monday or Tuesday may be eligible to receive delivery on the Saturday prior to their committed delivery date in territories eligible for Saturday Residential delivery.

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Hasan Nabulsi
is the Content Marketing Manager at Shippo.

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