Strategic alliance in France

News 10/09/2012

GLS France and Mondial Relay are working together with immediate effect. Recipients now have access to a dense, nationwide ParcelShop network.

France is experiencing a boom in e-commerce. The delivery to private individuals is becoming increasingly important. The Cooperation with Mondial Relay, specialist for private parcel delivery, makes it possible: GLS France offers private individuals access to 4300 ParcelShops (Points Relais® Mondial Relay).

If a recipient is not at home, the delivery driver can now leave the parcel at a nearby ParcelShop. The receiver then has 14 days to conveniently collect his parcel there.

The ParcelShops are usually integrated into small retail stores. Due to Mondial Relay’s dense network, all receivers reach a collection point within a 12-minute car drive.

At the same time, another B2C solution has been introduced that is innovative, practical and free: Once the delivery driver has brought a parcel to the depot, the recipient can go online the next day to select from a series of redirection options, ranging from issuing a signature release authorisation to choosing a new delivery date.

With these two new solutions, GLS France is offering private recipients more flexibility and driving forward the expansion of the GLS ParcelShop network in Europe.