How to prepare your package

Use suitable packaging for the type of goods to ensure a secure delivery

External packaging
High-quality double-walled moisture-resistant cardboard boxes generally offer effective protection. Special attention to corners, edges and surfaces is recommended. It is best to use new boxes; re-used packaging is appropriate for rugged goods only. The heavier the contents, the more stable the outer packaging must be.

Internal padding/strong> interna
Any empty spaces inside a box must be filled with padding. The goods must not be allowed to move around inside. Ensure that the padding material is compatible with the goods – e.g. use close-fitting moulded polystyrene for heavy or fragile items. The goods should not be able to touch the external packaging.

Packages must be wrapped with adhesive tape and well sealed on all sides. Larger or heavier items need stronger tape. Packages must be firmly sealed for secure transport.

Applying the label
Apply the label on the longest side of the package. Before re-using packaging, remove the old stickers or labels. We recommend that you label each package separately, rather than grouping your goods together.

Destinations and timescales

With GLS, you can ship to anywhere in the world. Deliveries to our main markets take 24–48 hours, while standard delivery times to countries further afield are 72–96 hours.

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How to label your shipments

Each package must have its own label. Find out how to label it correctly and see GLS’s IT solutions for creating your shipments.

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Dimensions and weight

GLS processes your shipments in warehouses with automated sorting systems. Check the maximum measurements and weights for Italian and international shipments.

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