2019 Domestic Carrier Comparison: UPS vs. USPS

Continuing our carrier rate comparison series, we’ll be looking at sending light packages with USPS and UPS. For this comparison, we will focus on domestic shipping rates for packages weighing between one and five pounds. Keep in mind that UPS rates in these tables include applicable fees and surcharges as well as a 20% earned discount.

 

UPS Ground vs USPS Priority Mail
Zone 2 Cost Comparison – 2019 Rates
Weight in Lbs. USPS Zone 1&2 UPS Zone 2 USPS Savings
1 $6.95 $12.63 $5.68
2 $7.42 $12.63 $5.21
3 $7.61 $12.63 $5.02
4 $7.71 $12.63 $4.92
5 $7.81 $12.63 $4.82

UPS Ground:  Standard list rates include 20% earned discount plus $3.85 residential delivery charge and 7.00% fuel surcharge.

USPS Priority Mail:  Commercial Base Pricing – USPS does not include a residential delivery charge or a fuel surcharge.

 

UPS Ground vs USPS Priority Mail
Zone 3 Cost Comparison – 2019 Rates
Weight in Lbs. USPS Zone 3 UPS Zone 3 USPS Savings
1 $7.28 $12.63 $5.35
2 $7.61 $12.63 $5.02
3 $7.99 $12.69 $4.70
4 $8.20 $12.83 $4.63
5 $8.25 $13.14 $4.89

UPS Ground:  Standard list rates include 20% earned discount plus $3.85 residential delivery charge and 7.00% fuel surcharge.

USPS Priority Mail:  Commercial Base Pricing – USPS does not include a residential delivery charge or a fuel surcharge.

 

UPS Ground vs USPS Priority Mail
Zone 4 Cost Comparison – 2019 Rates
Weight in Lbs. USPS Zone 4 UPS Zone 4 USPS Savings
1 $7.49 $12.63 $5.14
2 $7.88 $12.91 $5.03
3 $8.34 $13.39 $5.05
4 $8.81 $13.85 $5.04
5 $9.12 $14.22 $5.10

UPS Ground:  Standard list rates include 20% earned discount plus $3.85 residential delivery charge and 7.00% fuel surcharge.

USPS Priority Mail:  Commercial Base Pricing – USPS does not include a residential delivery charge or a fuel surcharge.

 

UPS Ground vs USPS Priority Mail
Zone 5 Cost Comparison – 2019 Rates
Weight in Lbs. USPS Zone 5 UPS Zone 5 USPS Savings
1 $7.65 $12.63 $4.98
2 $8.50 $13.10 $4.60
3 $9.26 $13.76 $4.50
4 $10.03 $14.28 $4.25
5 $10.33 $14.73 $4.40

UPS Ground:  Standard list rates include 20% earned discount plus $3.85 residential delivery charge and 7.00% fuel surcharge.

USPS Priority Mail:  Commercial Base Pricing – USPS does not include a residential delivery charge or a fuel surcharge.

 

UPS Ground vs USPS Priority Mail
Zone 6 Cost Comparison – 2019 Rates
Weight in Lbs. USPS Zone 6 UPS Zone 6 USPS Savings
1 $7.82 $12.63 $4.81
2 $9.70 $13.49 $3.79
3 $11.80 $14.15 $2.35
4 $13.75 $14.57 $0.82
5 $15.67 $15.18 -$0.49

UPS Ground:  Standard list rates include 20% earned discount plus $3.85 residential delivery charge and 7.00% fuel surcharge.

USPS Priority Mail:  Commercial Base Pricing – USPS does not include a residential delivery charge or a fuel surcharge.

 

UPS Ground vs USPS Priority Mail
Zone 7 Cost Comparison – 2019 Rates
Weight in Lbs. USPS Zone 7 UPS Zone 7 USPS Savings
1 $7.99 $12.63 $4.64
2 $10.23 $13.85 $3.62
3 $13.10 $14.48 $1.38
4 $15.59 $15.24 -$0.35
5 $17.92 $15.75 -$2.17

UPS Ground:  Standard list rates include 20% earned discount plus $3.85 residential delivery charge and 7.00% fuel surcharge.

USPS Priority Mail:  Commercial Base Pricing – USPS does not include a residential delivery charge or a fuel surcharge.

 

UPS Ground vs USPS Priority Mail
Zone 8 Cost Comparison – 2019 Rates
Weight in Lbs. USPS Zone 8 UPS Zone 8 USPS Savings
1 $8.25 $12.75 $4.50
2 $10.86 $14.01 $3.15
3 $15.28 $14.99 -$0.29
4 $17.61 $15.76 -$1.85
5 $20.40 $16.40 -$4.00

UPS Ground:  Standard list rates include 20% earned discount plus $3.85 residential delivery charge and 7.00% fuel surcharge.

USPS Priority Mail:  Commercial Base Pricing – USPS does not include a residential delivery charge or a fuel surcharge.

 

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