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With a new shipping service, USPS says it could handle extra demand sparked by UPS strike

July 10, 2023
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The U.S. Postal Service is launching new package shipping offerings that officials say will be simpler to use and more reliable than existing services, as well as put the mailing agency in a good position to handle the influx of customers that a potential labor strike at one of its largest competitors could bring.

USPS on Monday officially launched Ground Advantage, a new way for customers to ship packages that is replacing three existing postal offerings. The new product will make shipping easier and more reliable for mailers, postal officials said, and will make the agency more competitive with private sector logistics companies. The Postal Service will aim to ship all packages in the continental United States within two-to-five days under Ground Advantage, which officials said was only possible due to reforms to its delivery network made under Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s modernization and financial stabilization plan.

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