GLS parcel tracking
General Logistics Systems B.V., most commonly known as GLS, is a British logistics company headquartered in the Netherlands. The company was used to be named German Parcel when it was founded in 1989. It was later changed to GLS after it was acquired by Royal Mail in 1999.
The company has since expanded its coverage by building partnership networks with more than 40 countries in Europe such as Austria, Belgium, Latvia, Italy, Ireland, Hungary, the UK, Sweden, Norway, Spain, Denmark, Portugal, Romania, and others; the United States, and Canada. GLS has continually grown over the years, serving more and more people, and offering more services.
In 2020, the company transported a total of 667 million parcels, serving more than 240,000 existing customers. This was made possible by their 19,000 employees working across 25,000 different parcel shops, 70 hubs, and 1,400 depots and agencies. The companys current fleet consists of 28,000 delivery vans and 4,000 trucks for long-distance deliveries. In the same year, the company recorded a revenue of 3.6 billion Euros.
GLS Group has become one of the largest ground-based parcel networks in Europe. The company is headquartered in Breguetlaan 28-30, 1438 BC Oude Meer, The Netherlands.
How to track a GLS parcel delivery?
Your tracking number would have been sent to your email address. If you are a receiver and purchased your items through an online shop, check with your seller or check your account as the tracking number is usually included in the order details.
To track your package, you can use services like Ordertracker to get updated information on the whereabouts of your packages. Similarly, you may visit the GLS tracking website and enter your tracking number. If you placed an order via an eCommerce platform, you can check the status of your delivery through the platforms tracking capabilities which is usually in the order details section, or you can reach out to the seller for help.
The common format for GLS tracking number is 11 or 14 digits number e.g. 12458878901. Some tracking numbers used have an 8-character alphanumeric tracking number such as those from GLS France e.g. 00A6Z78A.
Here are some examples of GLS tracking numbers formats:
- 506129509800 (12 digits)
- 36656564664 (11 digits)
- 00BEHYMH (alpha-numeric)
- 2 digits + B + 5 alphabetic characters or digits
- 2 digits + AE + 4 alphabetic characters or digits
Some factors may affect the delivery of your packages such as weather conditions and other acts of nature, traffic situations, and accidents, customs clearances for international deliveries, and the time it took your seller to send your package for shipping.
If you have issues such as lost shipment, damaged items, and others - contact GLS on the official website, select your country and youll see the contact information.
GLS parcel delivery details
GLS Group offers Parcel Deliveries, Logistics, and Priority Services (Express). Domestic parcels are usually delivered within the standard delivery time quoted. Domestic parcels will be delivered within 24 hours from the time it was received by GLS. Parcels that are bound to other countries within Europe will generally take 2-4 days to reach their intended destination. Recipients may choose to have their parcels delivered at home, in a parcel shop, or via drop-off boxes.
Priority Services are best for time-sensitive deliveries. The express services options can vary depending on which country the package originates from. In countries like Denmark, Italy, Germany as well as in North America, the GLS offices offer various express delivery options. When sending packages via Express, check with your local GLS shop what options are available for you.
GLS Group offers Logistics services that are best especially for businesses shipping large quantities of goods. However, they also offer customized logistics solutions to individuals who need help moving large items that require special handling, or for those items that no longer qualify for regular shipping due to size, weight, or dimension.
If you need more information about any of GLS services, visit their website and select your country.
Note: It is important to always select your country when browsing the website to get the most specific services that are available in your area. Or better yet, contact your Local GLS shop to know about their services, pricing, and restrictions (if any).