Parcel delivery by GLS
Fast and reliable – that is how you want to receive your parcel. And that’s precisely how GLS wants to deliver parcels on behalf of senders.
Standard parcel delivery
Ideally a parcel is delivered to you personally. You then confirm the parcel acceptance with your signature on the handheld scanner of the GLS driver. Another member of your household can also accept your parcel on your behalf.
If nobody is present
GLS asks a neighbour if they can accept the parcel for you. If no parcel delivery is possible – not even at a neighbour – GLS will take the parcel back to the depot (distribution centre).
If the parcel cannot be delivered to the specified delivery address, the GLS driver will leave a notification card. It holds key information such as the neighbour’s name or about the GLS depot.
Your "Track ID"
On the notification card is a number, the "Track ID". You can use either this number or the parcel number to track your parcel online or from your smartphone.
Second delivery attempt
GLS will undertake a second delivery attempt if no neighbour is able to accept the parcel.
Delivery and transport times
GLS delivers parcels on working days from Monday to Friday – in Belgium usually within 24 hours. This standard delivery time is not assured or guaranteed, however. Parcels are transported by road, so traffic holdups can lead to delays.