GLS: International Parcel Delivery Made Easy
GLS Logistics is a company offering high quality economy type shipping services all over the world in a quick, safe and reliable manner. GLS has an annual revenue of almost 230 million Euros and about 23,000 employees. It is one of the major publicly listed consortium on the German stock exchange (DAX).
Moreover, we will match you with the best shipping option for you. This means that when booking with Ecoparcel, GLS may be the courier provider selected to perform the shipping.
GLS Shipping Services and Delivery times
If you choose to ship your items directly through GLS, you will have to introduce all the details of your shipment on their web page and specify if you want to have it shipped to a home address or a GLS parcel shop. When using the GLS international shipping services, if your parcel weighs more than 31.5 kg, you will have to pay an additional fee. GLS domestic and international shipping services offers include:
GLS domestic and international express shipping
If you need to deliver urgent packages in a short period of time, then GLS Express is the best way to go. GLS shipping service is a good alternative to airmail, however, it's worth it to double-check alternate destinations with time and price.
GLS parcel shops and depots
GLS parcel shops are like traditional post offices in that you can send or pick up a GLS parcel. As a rule, GLS Parcel Shops are convenient if you can't wait around for a courier during business hours. Please check the GLS website for information on how to process your parcel or book a service if you live outside GLS routes. When booking services through Ecoparcel, if you choose GLS as your courier company, the parcel will be picked up at your doorstep and delivered to the final address.
GLS Parcel tracking
When you book a GLS shipping service, GLS provides you with a GLS tracking number. This allows you to know your parcel's location and it's shipping status. For tracking purposes, the GLS tracking number will be activated when it's scanned for the first time by GLS courier. The parcel is then updated every 3 to 4 hours when the parcel reaches a new depot. If you ship internationally, you can get a GLS tracking number that works at home just like the domestic one. You can track the package by inserting the tracking number on the GLS website directly.
FAQ – GLS shipping and courier services
What to do in case the tracking number is not working?
Please note that your GLS tracking number might not work under the following conditions: the shipping label may have been damaged or the tracking system may have not been updated yet.
What are the hours of operation of GLS deliveries in your region?
You can get GLS shipping services during business hours starting from 9 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday. If you want to book a service from the Ecoparcel platform or directly from GLS, please be aware that all shipments should be picked up and delivered within the time frame mentioned above. You can use the following tool to calculate the estimated time of delivery. In many countries, shipment can take between 3 and 10 working days depending on the country of origin and the destination.
Does GLS deliver on weekends?
Depending on your shipping needs and your schedule, in some areas, GLS can also deliver on Saturdays for an extra fee. However, you should also be aware that we cannot guarantee that GLS will make a delivery on the weekend if you book services on our platform.
If GLS will be picking up and delivering my parcel, do I need to print a shipping label?
Usually it is not necessary to attach the label yourself, since a GLS courier driver will do it for you. There are some exceptions to this general rule, depending on the country you're picking up your shipment in. If you need more information about the shipping label, feel free to contact us.
What items are prohibited by GLS from shipping?
Many specific items are prohibited or restricted to ship domestically or internationally with GLS and many other logistics companies. The GLS list is an exhaustive list of all the restricted and prohibited items that you can't send, including but not limited to:
- flammable and dangerous materials;
- not properly packed shipments;
- perishable goods and medicines;
- animals and insects;
- plants and flowers;
- arms and weapons;
- precious stones, gold, jewelry, and other valuable items;
If I have booked with Ecoparcel, who will assist me with the order if the company is GLS?
If you book your shipping service with Ecoparcel, the communication process with the chosen logistics company will be taken over by our specialists. If any additional information is needed, they will contact you directly via phone or e-mail. If you have any more questions about our services, do not hesitate to contact our team of experienced logistics experts.
The GLS delivery never arrived. What should I do?
Delayed deliveries are not pleasant to experience, but they can occur mostly due to external factors such as traffic jams. If a delivery is registered in the GLS tracking system as unsuccessful, it means that the courier tried to deliver your parcel but that nobody was present at the address. If the person at home is sick or away on a business trip, or if there is no answer at the door, the courier will deliver the parcel again on the following working day.
What kind of services does GLS offer in the US?
GLS Courier provides parcel and freight transport in a number of western states, including California, Nevada, and New Mexico. However, not every state is included.
What kind of services does GLS offer in the US?
Although the UK's exit from the EU has a huge impact on shipping and importing goods to and from the UK, shipping parcels with GLS to the UK after Brexit is still possible. When you ship a package, it will have to go through customs and there might be import duty and other taxes or fees to pay.
Disclaimer: the information above is the product of research conducted in July 2021. For more information about the GLS tracking number, GLS shipping services, GLS parcel shops or the GLS delivery times, we strongly recommend checking the official website of the courier company.
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