Packaging tips

Ensure your parcel with safe delivery.

Safe packaging

Safe from outside, strong from inside to prevent any movement.
A properly packed parcel goes a long way towards being delivered.

External wrapping

Goods packed in carton boxes made of quality, humidity proof and double-layered carton are usually sufficiently protected. The protection of corners, surfaces and edges is namely important. New boxes are the most suitable wrapping; used boxes can be used only for resistant goods.

Internal filling

Every free space in the box shall be filled with filling. The goods shall not move inside the box. Used filling shall be compatible with the goods sent.

Sealing

The transport box shall be sealed with a tape and well sealed at all sides. The heavier the parcel is the stronger the tape shall be.

Label application on the parcel

The label shall be fixed on. Parcels shall not be bound together but they shall be sent separately pursuant to the Business terms and conditions. Each parcel shall have its own label.

More about packaging and shipping the package

In order to offer high quality services at adequate price GLS, consolidates parcels determined for transport. For transshipping, the automated sorting conveyor systems are used. Correct wrapping tempers shocks and vibrations and thus ensure safe parcel delivery without damage.

The parcel cannot wigh more than 40kg and the combination of its length and circumference cannot exceed three meters. Parcels bound together can release due to vibrations during transport.

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Size and weight

Parcels pass through an automatic sorting system at GLS hubs.
So parcels can only be this large.


MeasurementMaximum
Height60 cm
Width80 cm
Length200 cm
Weight31.5 kg
Combination of parcel length and circumference can be up to three meters. It is calculated as 2x height plus 2x width plus 1x the longest edge.

Europe in shipment

Occasional senders can send their parcel through GLS to most EU countries safely.

Delivery site for parcels through collection sites GLS ParcelShop
Standard delivery time in days - from Slovakia:

CountryStandard number of days
Austria2
Belgium3
Bulgaria3
Czech Republic2
Denmark3
Estonia3-4
Finland4-6
France3-4
Netherlands3
Croatia2
Ireland4
Lithuania3
Latvia3-4
Luxembourg2
Hungary1
Germany2
Poland2
Portugal5-7
Romania2
Slovakia1
Slovenia2
Spain3-6
Sweden3-4
Italy3-4
United Kingdom3-4

Andorra, Ceuta, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Greece Livigno, Malta, Melilla, San Marino, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey and all European islands (except the Great Britain and Ireland) are excluded from EU delivery via GLS ParcelShops.

The length of the transport is only indicative /it is not a guaranteed data/.

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Calculate the parcel price

In order to get promptly and easily your price for GLS parcel, use its price calculator.