Using parcel labels
Consignors who only send small volumes of parcels have several options when it comes to the dispatch method.
They can either bring their parcels to a GLS ParcelShop to have them labelled and sent there, or they can print the label in advance – either at home or in the office – using GLS-ONE.
Proper preparation of your parcel will ensure its safe arrival at its destination. If you're not sure about how to pack your parcel, see our packaging guidelines.
Size and weight
GLS sorts parcels in distribution centres using automated sorting systems. This allows it to deliver parcels quickly and economically. Parcels are not allowed to exceed certain dimensions so that they move smoothly on the conveyor belts. There is also an upper weight limit.
|Weight (within Republic of Ireland)||30 kilograms|
|Weight (abroad)||30 kilograms|
The combined length and girth of a parcel can be up to three meters. It is calculated as 1x longest side plus 2x height plus 2x width.
Sending parcels within the EU
Occasional senders can send their parcels with GLS to 40 countries in the European Union. Deliveries across the country usually take less than 24 hours. Consignments throughout Europe arrive within standard delivery times of 48 to 96 hours.
Standard delivery times in days - from Ireland
|Destination country||Number of days|
Extra day may apply for parcels to remote areas.
Andorra, Ceuta, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Greece, Livigno, Malta, Melilla, San Marino, the town of Büsingen am Hochrhein (Postcode: D-78266) and all European islands (except Great Britain and Ireland) are excluded from EU delivery via ParcelShop or GLS-ONE.