Packing tips for your parcel

How do I ensure the content stays secure?
How should I pack my parcel? And what’s the deal with fake e-mails?
We will inform you and give you tips and tricks.

Packing your Parcel

How to do it right

Brexit – be well prepared with GLS

Shortly before the end of the transitional period for the movement of goods between the EU and the UK on December 31, 2020, the parties have reached an agreement on trade relations. The UK has the status of a third country for the EU under customs law.Goods shipped originating in the EU still do not have to be cleared through customs, but all goods require customs clearance No problem: As a reliable partner for worldwide shipping, GLS can rely on proven processes for smooth import and export processing.

Current safety instructions

Criminals who order goods on the internet using a false identity and illegally obtained credit card data have recently been increasingly turning to “parcel agents”, as they are called. This job, usually offered as a side job, consists of accepting parcels and forwarding them to other addresses, often abroad.

This is intended to conceal the whereabouts of the fraudulently ordered goods. The police warn against accepting job offers as a parcel agent. This seemingly lucrative part-time job means involvement in fraud and money laundering – with criminal and financial consequences.

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Customer-oriented solutions since 1993

GLS delivered the first parcels in Austria in 1993. Since then we have continuously expanded our services and our network. Find out more about the milestones in the history of GLS Austria.

The GLS Group

Reliable shipping solutions across Europe and worldwide. The GLS Group is active in 41 countries in Europe, Canada and on the West Coast of the USA, and is connected to the whole world through its partners.