When a parcel goes to another country


Find out how to send a package abroad. What dimensions can such a parcel have? How to follow its international journey?

How much time does it take for a parcel to reach Vienna, how much time to Barcelona, and after how many days will a parcel be delivered to a recipient in New York or Singapore?

In this article you will find answers to these questions and many more related to sending courier packages to other countries.


Distances on a map remain the same, but we look at them very differently today than we did even 30-40 years ago, not to mention in earlier times. The world has, in a sense, gotten smaller. This is perfectly evident from the growth of e-commerce. The number of courier shipments sent abroad is growing exponentially. Mainly because customers from different countries can nowadays freely visit online stores or online sales platforms. And sellers can easily and efficiently send ordered goods to recipients located hundreds or thousands of kilometers away.

  • Use our price calculator to find out how much it costs to send a package of a specific size to an address in Europe.

We are an international company - we have a consistent network and system in many countries. The coordination of logistics solutions makes the transport of parcels much more efficient, even over long distances. The benefit for our customers also lies in the fact that our consistent approach to implementing standards translates into a high standard of service. The GLS network covers a total of more than 40 countries, including the USA and Canada.

You can track your package from the moment it is shipped until it is picked up, in real time. How to do it? We offer a very quick and convenient solution:

  • simply enter your shipment number or Track ID,
  • this way you can check the current status of both international and domestic shipments.

How to send a parcel abroad?

International as well as domestic shipments can weigh up to 31.5kg.The limits on the size of the parcel are also the same - its length cannot exceed 200 cm, width 80 cm, height 60 cm, and the sum of the parcel circumference (2 x height plus 2 x width) and the longest side cannot exceed 300 cm.And how to address parcels abroad? The label should be filled in exactly the same way as for a domestic parcel. Remember to stick the label on the bigger side of the parcel and to make it clearly visible and readable.

Here you can find detailed information about international shipments with GLS services. Among other things, you will learn how to send a package to or from a particular European country.

How to send many parcels abroad?

E-commerce is a huge and very attractive market. Thanks to the development of various forms of online sales, today you no longer need to invest in infrastructure, own means of transport or foreign representative offices to successfully find buyers for your goods abroad, even in very distant countries. In fact, it is enough to prepare an interesting offer for them and properly present it online. Advanced and efficient logistics solutions are available today. And it's not just about someone transporting packages from place to place. Look at the whole process through the eyes of the buyer. For them a very important argument - supporting the decision to buy - is fast, reliable and fully secure delivery of ordered products. That is why it is worth cooperating with such a courier company whose logo is well known to customers in many countries and which has established a strong position and trust there. The quality of courier services is important not only at one time, but also in the long run. In practice, customers of online stores perceive delivery as the finalization of the shopping process. This means that the courier service is an important part of the Customer Experience.If you want to expand your sales abroad and plan to send large numbers of parcels by courier to other countries, use GLS services.

How to send parcels within Europe?

Our base courier service within Europe is EuroBusinessParcel. The standard delivery time for international parcels within Europe is between 48 and 96 hours. For example, shipments to Vienna, Prague or Berlin usually arrive in two days, to Amsterdam, Paris, Brussels, Copenhagen or Milan in three days and to Barcelona, Marseille or Lisbon in four days.

How to send a parcel to another continent?

GLS delivers to more than 160 countries worldwide. Just use GlobalExpressParcel - as the name suggests, it's a courier service with global reach. And besides, it's really fast. Delivery time? For example, to large business centers in the United States, Japan, Hong Kong or Singapore, the shipment arrives within a few days.

GLS is an IATA (International Air Transport Association) Certified Agent. Thanks to this you can be sure that your parcel will be delivered with the highest standards, safely, reliably and efficiently.
Are you interested in sending parcels abroad on a regular basis? Fill in the contact form - our experts will contact you and propose the best solution for your business.