GLS parcel international
Parcel delivery across borders: As one of Europe’s leading parcel service providers, GLS offers first-class international delivery solutions. Sending a parcel internationally with GLS means high service quality, reliable transportation and short delivery times – within Europe and worldwide.
Regular senders can choose from several different GLS products to send their parcels internationally. Urgent parcels reach their destination securely and quickly as an Express-Parcel. Parcel and express delivery can be combined with a range of additional services. This way, senders can easily send parcels internationally and choose the extras according to their needs.
Occasional senders, such as individuals or companies with small parcel volumes, can send parcels internationally via GLS ParcelShops to 26 different European countries. In Germany, about 5,000 GLS ParcelShops are available as parcel acceptance and collection points.
European parcel delivery
Sending parcels internationally with GLS
Parcel delivery throughout the whole of Europe: Regular senders can send a parcel internationally as a EuroBusinessParcel. And for small and sensitive goods GLS offers the EuroBusinessSmallParcel. Small parcels are transported in special bags for maximum security. GLS delivers all parcels throughout Europe in a standard delivery of 24 to 96 hours.
European express delivery
Faster delivery of urgent parcels
Regular senders can send an urgent parcel internationally as a EuroExpressParcel. GLS delivers express consignments to many European countries even before close of business the next working day – with a money-back guarantee. Faster delivery or Saturday delivery is also possible in many areas. For this, GLS offers additional optional services.
Short delivery times to the world’s main commercial centres
Regular senders can use the GlobalExpressParcel to send parcels to all four corners of the earth. GLS, for example, transports parcels and documents to the USA, Japan, Russia or India. Parcels sent internationally reach all the world's major commercial centres in just a few days. Deliveries cannot be made to countries where the political situation is highly unstable, however. Senders can also book a special service and have GLS prepare electronic customs declarations for them.
GLS delivers parcels internationally to all countries via its own subsidiaries and partners. The main national and European transshipment point is located in Neuenstein in Hesse. Regular services between many different countries are precisely co-ordinated via this Central European hub. There are also direct services to distribution centres in other countries.
During transportation, the consignment numbers of international parcels are scanned at all interfaces for pan-European transparency and security. This enables continuous consignment tracking, including in real-time in many countries. Senders and recipients can therefore track the delivery status of their parcels at all times - from posting to delivery at the destination.
If no recipient can accept the parcel on the first delivery attempt, GLS will attempt to deliver a second time. For private individuals GLS will take the parcel to a GLS ParcelShop if available in the country. The recipient can then collect it there.
Regular senders can also send parcels internationally by air via GLS. Parcels sent overseas as air cargo are handled by GLS’ own air cargo office. The GLS Airport Office at Frankfurt Airport deals with all tasks related to the import and export of international parcels. These include collecting import consignments, issuing air transport documents, and electronic customs declaration. GLS is also a registered IATA Air Cargo Agent and a regulated agent of the German air cargo authorities.