New IT-tools: GLS invests in ParcelShops

News 13/12/2016

GLS is providing all the 350 ParcelShops in Belgium and Luxembourg with new equipment – for all-round convenient dispatch.

Simple for ParcelShop partners, convenient for private senders and efficient for online shops: thanks to a smartphone with specially developed ParcelShop app and a Bluetooth label printer, all processing steps at the ParcelShops are now digitalised.

The app automatically verifies the plausibility of the product selection and creates an overview of the day’s closing figures or an inventory list at the push of a button. ParcelShop partners can also contact the GLS service centre directly using the app – for both simple support and fast information exchange.

Added value for senders

A professional label featuring all the necessary routing information is printed out for users on site. A receipt is also printed out for each parcel submitted as a reliable form of proof. If parcels are picked up or returns dropped off, senders can view data via parcel tracking a short time later, which is particularly important for managing the goods of online shops.