GLS charges a fuel surcharge because rising crude oil prices have a significant impact on the price of transport, and therefore also on parcel delivery costs.
The fuel surcharge is levied per parcel and displayed separately as well as transparently on invoices.
GLS Slovakia calculates the fuel surcharge monthly according to the index published by the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic. (Average diesel price is published by SO of the Slovak Republic with VAT)
The diesel price of € 1.17 per liter serves as a starting value for the calculation. Per each € 0.05 increase of the diesel price, GLS Slovakia charges an additional € 0.05 per domestic parcel. Per each € 0.05 increase of the diesel price, GLS Slovakia charges an additional 1% from the transportation price.
Surcharges are without VAT.