Information UK shipping

Status 05.12.2022

Dear customers

In the UK, the CWU trade union has decided on work stoppages for Royal Mail employees for the following days:
Fri, 09.12.2022 + Sun, 11.12.2022 + Wed, 14.12.2022 + Thu, 15.12.2022

These strikes will affect the delivery of parcels via our UK partner Parcelforce - a subsidiary of Royal Mail. We have been making preparations over the past few weeks and are doing our best to minimise the effects for you and your customers.

This is not a parcel.

It's something that's important to someone. And that means it's important to us too. At Christmas, and every other day of the year.
By the way, Christmas is just around the corner.... Also in our latest campaign video. Take a look!

This is how your Christmas gifts arrive on time

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Surprise... Christmas Eve falls on 24 December again this year!

We'll be happy to ensure that your Christmas presents reach your loved ones on time.

Just remember these dates for the
latest drop-off of your parcels at one of our 7,000 GLS ParcelShops:

- Shipment within Germany: by Wednesday, 21 December, 12 p.m.

- Shipments to neighbouring EU countries: by Tuesday, 20 December

- Shipments to other EU countries: by Monday, 19 December

Get your parcel label conveniently via GLS-ONE . The earlier, the better.

GLS - your parcel delivery service in Germany

GLS Germany is one of Germany's leading parcel service providers, with high quality at our focal point and modern IT solutions that make collaboration with GLS simple, safe and convenient. As a shipping company, we set ourselves the highest standards for this.

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About GLS Germany

What is it that makes us special? Discover exciting facts about our services, our reliable partners and current sponsorships.

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GLS as an employer

Find your new job with one of Germany’s leading parcel service providers. Exiting tasks, attractive additional benefits and a long-term perspective await you here.

Information about shipment to Ukraine, Russia and Belarus

Due to the military conflicts, parcel shipment to Ukraine, Russia and Belarus is not possible for the time being. We will inform as soon as there is new information on this.

We are your parcel service provider for private & business shipping

Whether you are sending parcels for private or business purposes, we always have the right solution for you. Parcel shipping is fast & reliable and a GLS ParcelShop is always close by.
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Private shipping

If you want to ship parcels privately, we have a practical offer for you. Use our online franking on GLS-ONE and simply create the parcel label online.

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Business shipping

Become a GLS business customer and benefit from numerous advantages. We offer you an individual shipping solution for as few as 250 parcels per year.

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The GLS ParcelShops

Thanks to our wide network of ParcelShops, you can (almost) always find one near you. Here you can easily drop off parcels to be sent or pick them up if you are the recipient.


Our responsibility as a shipping company

As a leading parcel logistics company, the GLS Group is aware of its responsibility for people, the environment and society. Find a direct link to other topics of interest to you here:

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Our responsibility

Education for all, equal opportunities and environmental protection - we are committed to these and support the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

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Environmental responsibility

GLS stands for sustainable parcel logistics. Our ambition: promoting environmentally conscious behaviour in all areas of the company and using resources responsibly. We take various measures to achieve this.

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Social responsibility

Diversity, social commitment, respectful treatment of employees and partners: important building blocks for our success. We also support social projects.


And what is new?

First MYFLEXBOX inaugurated in Erding

Receiving, sending and returning parcels contact-free and around the clock: Possible with the first GLS parcel station "MYFLEXBOX", which has now been inaugurated in Erding. In order to further promote sustainable parcel logistics, we want to increasingly use parcel stations in the future, especially in large cities.

Read our pesse release (in German). .

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