Useful information and tips for Parcel Shops
Find all you need to know and more about parcel packaging, labels, maximum size and weight.
Parcels should be conform to the type, weight and robustness of the item being sent.
Completely fill in the parcel label with the consignor's and recipient's address. This label should be attached to the largest side of the parcel. Old stickers should be removed. Parcels should not be bundled together but sent individually instead.
The parcel labels used to identify the parcels are provided in the GLS Parcel Shops. Each parcel label displays a unique identification number, which can be used to track the goods after sending. Always stick the parcel label to the largest surface of the parcel. Remove all old labels before sending, leaving only the valid address.
The firth of the parcel may not exceed 3 metres.
Girth = 2x height + 2x width + the longest side.
Goods with a maximum length of 2 metres may be sent.
For all deliveries with GLS the maximum weight is 31,5 kg.
With the help of the online rate calculator, customers can find out easily the size of the parcel they can dispatch and the delivery price. These rates apply to parcels dispatched through GLS Parcel Shops.
We will not accept parcels for shipment if the goods are too heavy. The detailed list of prohibited goods can be found in our Terms and conditions.
Make potential customers and passers-by aware of your business with our stable bow flags and weatherproof walkway stands. We also have matching plastic posters – all ready for you to deploy.
GLS supports you with a wide range of equipment for your outside façade, windows and doors. From illuminated signs, logo flags, signs and stickers to window stickers – you are guaranteed to find the right materials for your shop.
Why not mount our LED-illuminated signs inside your shop to draw attention to your ParcelShop? It's a real eye catcher.
We offer door signs with pick-up times, brochure boxes as well as price lists and general terms and conditions in plexiglass holders, to ensure your customers can quickly see the most important information and forms concerning the GLS ParcelShop.
GLS publishes those details as part of the online Parcel Shop search engine on this very website. This means parcel senders and consignees can always find out when your shop and its Parcel Shop is open.
Information about holidays is particularly important. A few days before the holiday, delivery drivers will stop bringing parcels to your Parcel Shop so that recipients are still able to collect their parcels before your holiday starts.
We would be delighted to offer support and advice on any promotional activities, e.g. email campaigns, direct mailing, ad placement, online advertising etc.
Every new Parcel Shop receives – free of charge – modern technical equipment and a GLS advertising pack.
This includes information material such as flyers, price lists, Terms&Conditions, a weatherproof banner and stickers to ensure the GLS Parcel Shop is clearly visible both inside and outside.