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How fast is USPS Priority Mail and how long will it take to get your package to its destination? These are questions all online retailers wonder when deciding which shipping option to use. With ReadyShipper shipping software, you’ll gain immediate access to the best USPS shipping rates as well as estimated time of arrivals on all package types, so you can stop guessing. Get started with a 14-day free trial today, no credit card is required. Questions? Give us a call at: 877-818-7447.

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How Fast is USPS Priority Mail?

One of the most reliable and popular ways to ship via USPS is by using their Priority Mail service. But just how fast is USPS Priority Mail and does it make sense for your ecommerce shipping needs? If you have ever wondered this, you have come to the right place. At ReadyCloud, we help connect users of our popular ReadyShipper shipping software to instant USPS discounts on Priority Mail via our built-in Flat Rate Select discount USPS service.

Flat Rate Select is a fast, easy and INSTANT way to save on many of your USPS Priority Mail outbound shipments up to 20-pounds. If you ship a lot of smaller, heavier packages out to your customers, it’s the perfect shipping option for you. Keep reading to learn more about the speed of Priority Mail and how you can get the savings that you deserve.

Depending upon what zone that you are shipping from – and there are eight difference main zones in the continental U.S. – the price will vary. Provided that your package meets the proper requirements, however, the prices are almost always competitive to other carriers (read a related article on Flat Rate Shipping Costs for further clarity). Typically, the USPS increases its prices once or twice per year by a small margin. For this reason, it’s advised that you take a look at the most recent pricing charts, available at


According to the USPS, Priority Mail is delivered in one to three days. You can find out their complete breakdown of it by visiting their information page here. USPS also will pick up the packages from your house at no extra charge. What’s more, they will include the boxes or mailers that you need for free, too. Many shipments will come with included insurance, and you will get free tracking with no fuel surcharges, provided you ship within the allotted geo zones. No wonder people love USPS Priority Mail.

USPS Priority Mail is designed to streamline efficiency with shipping. All of the boxes and mailers are specially designed by the USPS to expedite shipping cost, maximize storage room on their trucks, planes and delivery vehicles, and are coded to a special geo-system. The results are an affordable and effective, nationwide shipping system that assures that most packages are delivered within 2-3 business days. Bear in mind that Sunday does not count as a business day, therefore, if a package was sent on a Friday or a Saturday, it may not arrive at its destination until Monday or Tuesday. Historically, Priority Mail has proven to be very reliable for delivery times, notwithstanding unexpected weather delays or natural disasters.

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