The reliable basic product for national parcel delivery: GLS transports parcels weighing up to 40 kg securely and rapidly within Germany.

There are no distance limits. The standard delivery time of less than 24 hours applies throughout the whole of Germany.

  • Delivery generally in less than 24 hours
  • Liability up to the value of the goods, maximum € 750 per parcel
  • Shipment tracking in real time
  • Digital recipient signature accessible online
  • Second delivery attempt included; for private customers to a GLS ParcelShop

Maximum parcel size and weight:

WeightWidthHeightLengthCombined length and girth*
40 kg80 cm60 cm200 cm300 cm

* Circumference of the parcel plus the longest side

Optional Services

FlexDeliveryService

GLS informs recipients about the delivery and offers a variety of delivery options to choose from.

CashService

Recipients pay for goods on delivery. GLS transfers the payment to the sender.

ConsignmentService

Consolidated delivery of multiple parcels to a single recipient.

DeliveryAtWorkService

GLS delivers directly to a department, an office or a person.

GLS SameDay

Deliveries to the customer that same evening between the fixed hours of 5.30 p.m. and 10 p.m.

ExchangeService

Delivery and collection of returns at the same time.

PharmaService

Certified GDP-compliant shipment of pharmaceuticals and medicinal products.

Guaranteed24Service

Delivery guaranteed on the next working day (except for Saturdays) – throughout Germany.

PharmaService Plus

GDP-compliant shipment of pharmaceuticals with a guaranteed delivery time.

HazardousGoodsService

Shipment of hazardous goods within Germany.

IdentService

Parcel handover exclusively to the stated person on proof of identity.

IdentPINService

Parcel handover to a specific person upon entry of the correct PIN number.

IntercompanyService

GLS simplifies intra-company parcel exchange.

Pick&ReturnService

Collection of parcels and delivery to client.

Pick&ShipService

Collection from and delivery to any address.

ShopDeliveryService

Direct delivery to the GLS ParcelShop.

ShopReturnService

The returns service: Recipients can return parcels free of charge.

ThinkGreenService

Counterbalance CO2 emissions and improve your own ecological balance.