Size and weight

GLS sorts parcels in distribution centres using automated sorting systems. This allows it to deliver parcels quickly and economically. Parcels are not allowed to exceed certain dimensions so that they move smoothly on the conveyor belts. There is also an upper weight limit.

A parcel can be up to …

  • 60 centimetres in height
  • 80 centimetres in width
  • 200 centimetres in length (100 centimetres if send via a GLS ParcelShop)
  • 40 kilograms in weight (15 kilograms if send via a GLS ParcelShop)

The combined length and girth of a parcel can be up to three meters. It is calculated as 2x height plus 2x width plus 1x longest side.