Parcel delivery by GLS
Fast and reliable – that is how you want to receive your parcel. And that’s precisely how GLS wants to deliver parcels on behalf of senders.
Standard parcel delivery
Ideally a parcel is delivered to you personally. You then confirm with your signature that the parcel delivery has been successful and that you have accepted the parcel. Another member of your household can also accept the delivery of your parcel on your behalf.
If nobody is present
GLS asks a neighbour if they can accept the parcel for you. If no neighbour can accept your parcel, GLS will take the parcel back to the depot (distribution centre) and will undertake a second and third delivery attempt the next working days.
If the parcel cannot be delivered to the specified delivery address, the delivery driver will leave a notification card. It holds key information such as the neighbour’s name and a GLS phone number.
If the sender activated the FlexDeliveryService, you can influence the delivery of the parcel by choosing from a number of delivery options via the GLS Delivery Manager.
You can choose between the following options:
- Delivery to the same address on a specific date
- Delivery to a new address
- Delivery after working hours between 17.00 and 20.00 (only in GLS depot cities)
- Delivery to a GLS ParcelShop
- Delivery to a GLS ParcelLocker
- Collection at a GLS depot
- Refusal of acceptance
Second and third delivery attempt
GLS will undertake a second and third delivery attempt if no neighbour is able to accept the parcel.
Delivery and transport times
GLS delivers parcels on working days from Monday to Friday – in Hungary usually within 24 hours. This standard parcel delivery time is not assured or guaranteed, however. Parcels are transported by road, so traffic holdups can lead to delays. The delivery times published on our website are indicative values.
Credit and debit card payment
For parcels sent with the CashService (cash on delivery), the delivery takes place upon payment by the consignee directly to the delivery driver. Payment can be made in cash as well as via credit or debit card if the BankCardService has been activated by the sender.