For the thirteenth time, GLS couriers will take care of the free transport of gifts for children from children's homes
For thirteen years, the parcel carrier GLS has been the general partner of the traditional charity project Donate a Toy, which is organized by managers in wheelchairs from the Tango association.
All you have to do is click in the wish database and GLS couriers will arrange free transport of gifts for children in children's homes and clients of social care institutions.
Last year, GLS transported more than 6 tonnes of gifts with a total value of over CZK 6.1 million. Donors can register on the app.daruj-hracku.cz website and make not only themselves happy, but especially children and people with various disabilities at Christmas.
Every second Czech buys all or most of their gifts online
More than half of Czechs will buy all or most of their Christmas gifts exclusively in e-shops this year (53%). At the same time, they only start buying them in November (38%) and more than a third of people leave buying gifts even after the Black Friday sale or just a few days before Christmas. Czechs plan to spend up to CZK 5,000 (52%) on gifts. However, five percent of people will not buy gifts at all this year. These are the results of a survey conducted via the Instant Research application from Ipsos for the parcel carrier GLS.
The new CEO of the GLS Group is Dr. Karl Pfaff
The international parcel carrier GLS has a new CEO. Dr. Karl Pfaff has many years of experience in managing GLS's national subsidiaries in Germany and the Benelux. His goal is to continue to continuously improve the quality of services and ensure the growth of the GLS Group. With effect from 1 October 2023, he replaces Martin Seidenberg, who has become the CEO of the entire IDS plc (International Distributions Services) group, which includes both GLS and Royal Mail as subsidiaries.
Over the last 7 years, the popularity of pick-up points has quadrupled
The network of independent parcel pick-up points is becoming more and more popular every year. Almost half of Czechs (46%) have their packages sent there. On the other hand, interest in delivery to a domestic address is declining significantly. Compared to 2022, up to 13 percent. The main reason for using pick-up points is that they don't have to be tied to a courier (51%), save on shipping (25%) and it's more convenient for them (19%).
Parcel carrier GLS will once again support women entrepreneurs in E-commerce
The Association of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Crafts of the Czech Republic (AMSP ČR), in cooperation with the international parcel carrier GLS, announces the fourth year of the eŽena competition. It is intended for female entrepreneurs in the field of e-commerce. Its goal is to support women in starting or developing their business. GLS will reward the four winning projects with a voucher for the e-Balík PROFI service worth a total of CZK 110,000 and advertising PR articles on the iDnes.cz portal. Projects can be submitted until August 31, 2023.
Czech e-shops are expanding into Eastern Europe. GLS is therefore accelerating delivery to Romania.
Czech e-shops are expanding to the Romanian market. According to internal data from the parcel carrier GLS, the number of clients who regularly deliver parcels to Romania has increased by 55% year-on-year. As a result, the airline introduced a new direct route between Jihlava and Sibiu and accelerated delivery to Romania by one day.
Over 25.000 people took part in the thirteenth year of the "Bike to Work" project
As part of this year's May call of the "Bike to Work" project, which has been organized by the AutoMat association for thirteen years, 739 tons of CO2 emissions were saved. More than 25,000 people from all over the country travelled by bike, on foot or at a trot for one month. Together, they covered 5.7 million kilometres. The general partner of the project this year was the international parcel carrier GLS, which distributed 3,500 starter packs to participants in CO2-neutral transport.
Celebrate together with parcel carrier GLS International Parcel Day
The pan-European tradition of celebrating International Parcel Day dates back to 2015. In the Czech Republic, the GLS shipping company has traditionally been involved. The aim of the event is to appreciate the work of couriers. This year, the carrier has prepared a fun quiz competition for families with children. Up to six hundred contestants will be in GLS outlets will be given a prize pack with the Travel Activities game from Albi and GLS memory game. In addition, three grand prizes of an iPhone 13 Mini are up for grabs.
The number of Czechs who pay by card online every week is three times higher than 5 years ago
In the last 5 years, the number of people who shop online and pay by card every week. Paying by card or using Apple or Google Pay is one of the most popular methods ever. More than half of Czechs use it. However, this number has been rising for the last two years. has been stagnant for the last two years. Cash on delivery has also remained steady despite the fees charged.
Package GLS has connected with the AlzaBox network
International parcel carrier GLS has started delivering parcelsparcels from e-shops outside of its GLS ParcelBox machines to the AlzaBox network. The company is reacting to the long-term growing popularity of parcel machines, which are now actively used by one in five Czechs.