what does this word means here --- Ground

@Generis (145)
China
December 9, 2009 12:21am CST
Dear Friend , Our one client want 2 advances to be sent by fedex, but another 10 advances to another place that he described the shipping terms as " Ground " ,what does this word mean here ? could you help me ?
2 responses
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
9 Dec 09
I believe it means by regular mail carrier (UnitedStates Postal Service).
@Generis (145)
• China
9 Dec 09
thank you . Lelin . I think you're right . Use the reqular mail carrier. But for international delivery , could we just choose DHL service ?
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
10 Dec 09
Your welcom and Yes DHL will work for international.
@DameJenny (110)
9 Dec 09
Hello, this means that the assignment will travel by road or rail as opposed to air or sea. In the UK it would be described as surface mail.
@Generis (145)
• China
9 Dec 09
thanks for your help , Jenny . But this assignment to be sent from china to USA . So it have to travel by sea or by air .How could we explain it ?