Reliable parcel delivery

Sending parcels with GLS means that they arrive quickly and safely.

Reliable parcel delivery within defined standard delivery times is the strong point of GLS. Domestic parcels usually reach their destination the next working day. In Europe standard delivery times to neighbouring countries are generally 24 to 48 hours, and to almost all countries at a larger distance within 72 to 120 hours.

GLS delivers parcels Monday to Friday during normal business hours. If the sender takes out no transport insurance, GLS compensates beyond the statutory liability up to the value of the goods to a maximum of 200 € per parcel.

The shipping of parcels can be combined with optional services, meaning that GLS is also able to meet special delivery requirements.

Satisfied recipients. Successful senders.

With the FlexDeliveryService GLS customers and their parcel recipients get special features:

  • Early information of parcel recipients about the delivery by e-mail or text message
  • Wide range of delivery options for recipients available even before the first delivery attempt – directly accessible via a link in the notification e-mail or text message
  • Three delivery attempts

Shipment of parcels to private households becomes less complicated and customer satisfaction increases. The service is available for national and international parcel shipment between 15 European countries – without any additional costs.

National shipment


The basic product for national parcel delivery.

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National delivery especially for small and sensitive goods.

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International shipment


The basic product for Europe-wide parcel delivery.

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Europe-wide delivery especially for small and sensitive goods.

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