Complaints

If you have any cause for complaint

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In case if you are unhappy with any aspect of our service, please let us know. The damage and loss ratio of GLS is consistently at a very low level, because GLS sets great store by reliability. If you nevertheless are not satisfied with our service, please let us know. This will also help us to further improve our service quality. You can complain online using the contact form. Alternatively, you can call our customer service.

To ensure your complaint is handled quickly, please tell us the parcel number, so we can take care of your complaint as quickly as possible.

What should I do if my parcel is damaged?

The sender is responsible for packing goods properly. If a parcel has any external damage, for example a hole in the box, you can refuse to accept the parcel. GLS will then return the parcel to the depot and inform the sender about the complaint.

In case of any visible damage to the parcel or packaging, you can check the content of the parcel upon delivery. The delivery driver records the result together with the recipient in a report.

If you accept a parcel, that seems to be intact and discover that the contents are damaged when you open it, you should complain to the sender. This is because GLS cannot check and must not check the contents of sent parcels. Postal secrecy also applies to GLS.


In case your parcel is damaged or lost, please fill out the quality damage report:

Damage report form

If you are not satisfied with your parcel delivery, please use the complaints form

Parcel delivery complaint form

For further information, please see

FAQs for recipients

Find out more about complaints

Each day GLS transports more than 1.5 million parcels across Europe. A range of safety measures keeps the damage and loss ratio at a constantly low level. As a result, it is below 0.01 percent. Regardless, it can still happen that a parcel is damaged. If, for example, you see a hole in your parcel or fluid is leaking from it, you can refuse to accept it. If you don’t accept the parcel, you won’t need to file a complaint. GLS will then sort out the matter directly with the sender.

If you accept a seemingly intact parcel , discover later on that the contents are damaged, you should complain directly to the senders, as they are responsible for handling and resolving such complaints.