GLS expands its international service for parcel recipients

Amsterdam, 14 January 2015. Online shops can now offer their international customers the ShopDeliveryService, allowing them to choose a GLS ParcelShop as their delivery address. Through the service, GLS has created cross-border connections across five countries: Austria, Belgium, Germany, Denmark and Poland.

“Our customers are preparing to process orders from neighbouring countries, and we assist them by providing suitable solutions,” says Rico Back, CEO of the GLS Group. “We have our own delivery and ParcelShop network in the respective countries, whose IT has now been linked up to provide the service.” Some 8,000 ParcelShops are available across five countries.

Delivery to a ParcelShop is a particularly convenient solution for people with a busy lifestyle. There are no failed delivery attempts, because there is always someone at the ParcelShop to accept the delivery. The ShopDeliveryService is also a good solution for supplying service staff in the field with material or spare parts.

The ShopDeliveryService in short: During their transaction recipients select a GLS ParcelShop as their delivery address of choice. GLS then delivers the parcel directly to the shop, and informs the recipient by email or text message once it has arrived. The parcel is ready for collection at the ParcelShop within nine to ten days, depending on the country.

The GLS Group in Europe

GLS, General Logistics Systems B.V. (headquartered in Amsterdam), realises reliable, high-quality parcel services for over 220,000 customers in Europe, complemented by logistics and express services. “Quality leader in European parcel logistics” is GLS’ guiding principle, sustainability being one of the core values. Through wholly owned and partner companies, the Group provides a network coverage of 37 European states and is globally connected via contractual agreements. 39 central transhipment points and 662 depots are at GLS’ disposal. With its ground based network GLS is one of the leading parcel service providers in Europe. About 14,000 employees handle 404 million parcels per year. Every day around 18,000 vehicles are on route for GLS. In the financial year 2013/14 GLS achieved revenues of 1.96 billion euros.

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