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

Recipients receive an e-mail containing information about the upcoming delivery of GLS parcels – including an estimated time frame for the delivery.

This way, recipients can make arrangements to take the delivery of the goods early. Alternatively and if desired they can choose from a variety of delivery options online: for example, a new date for the delivery, a different address or redirect the parcel to a GLS ParcelShop. Late delivery and the delivery on Saturdays are available in various German cities.

Receiving parcels becomes flexible, making the shipment of goods to private households less complicated. The number of enquiries and complaints to the sender decreases, customers satisfaction on the other hand increases.

Please note!

In the current situation it is particularly important to protect the health of customers and delivery drivers. Therefore we currently offer contactless delivery by drop off permission as the only redirection option.

Thanks for your understanding!

Benefits for senders

  • Free of extra charge
  • Optimised B2C shipment
  • Increased customer satisfaction
  • Less effort in customer service

Benefits for recipients

  • Information about delivery and estimated delivery time frame is announced
  • Delivery options easily selectable and free of charge
  • Flexible parcel reception without registration – simple and fast online


  • National parcel shipment
  • Cross-border parcel shipment from Germany to Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Finland, Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Hungary, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.

Bookable for:


The basic product for national parcel delivery.


National delivery especially for small and sensitive goods.


The basic product for Europe-wide parcel delivery.


Europe-wide delivery especially for small and sensitive goods.