Shipping tips

Ensure safe arrival

Goods must be packed well so that they arrive intact. Sturdy cardboard, inner padding and strong tape all offer good protection. The right packaging helps to safeguard the contents of your parcels during automatic sorting and transportation.

All that is then needed is the correct address on the dispatch label and the parcel is ready for dispatch.

According to the terms and conditions of GLS, a parcel may weigh up to 31.5 kg and the longest and shortest side of the parcel may together measure up to 100 cm.

Secure packing

Strong on the outside, padded on the inside, with no movement. It is the sender’s responsibility to ensure that parcels are packed well using appropriate materials. Secure delivery requires secure packaging.

How it’s done

Parcel labels

Occasional senders manage their shipment easily and comfortably. Parcel labels can be printed online via

Using the GLS parcel label

Size and weight

To enable fast and economical delivery, parcel carriers use automatic sorting systems. Parcels are not allowed to exceed certain dimensions and weights so that they move smoothly on the conveyor belts.

More about the dimensions

Europe in a parcel

Individuals and companies who dispatch parcels occasionally can send them to 25 EU countries with GLS. International scheduled transports and dense national networks ensure short delivery times.

Destination and times