You can use this carrier with your own Deutsche Post account starting from our Professional subscription.


In this article, you will learn which Deutsche Post services are available to you when shipping via your own account in connection with shipcloud.

In this article 👇

  1. Available Deutsche Post shipping methods and formats

    1. Letter mail (Standard, Kompakt, Groß, Maxi)

    2. Book and merchandise shipment (BÜWA; 500 or 1000 g)


Available Deutsche Post shipping methods and formats

Letter mail (Standard, Kompakt, Groß, Maxi)*

With the help of Deutsche Post's four basic letter mail products - Standard, Kompakt, Groß and Maxi letters - you can easily determine the postage for different letter formats and weights and send them cost-effectively.

Format

Dimensions

Weight

Standard

L: 14 -23.5 cm

W: 9 -12.5 cm
H: bis 0.5 cm

up to 20 g

Kompakt

L: 10 - 23.5 cm
W: 7 - 12.5 cm
H: bis 1 cm

up to 50 g

Groß

L: 10 - 35.3 cm
W: 7 - 25 cm
H: bis 2 cm

up to 500 g

Maxi

L: 10 - 35.3 cm
W: 7 cm - 25 cm
H: bis 5 cm

up to 1000 g

Book and merchandise shipment (BÜWA; 500 or 1000 g)*

Book and merchandise shipping offers low-cost shipping of books, catalogs, and small-format and lightweight items within Germany.

Format

Dimensions

Weight

500

L: up to 35.3 cm
W: up to 25 cm
H: up to 5 cm

up to 500 g

1000

L: up to 35.3 cm
W: up to 25 cm
H: up to 5 cm

up to 1000 g

*Without tracking and insurance coverage and only available for national shipping from Germany.

📌 To create letter, book and merchandise shipments, you need a Portokasse (petty cash) account with Deutsche Post. You can set up petty cash here within a few minutes.

Click here to find out how you can integrate your Deutsche Post business account into shipcloud.

Drop-off of letters, books and merchandise shipments

You can post your letters, books and merchandise shipments in mailboxes or hand them in at DHL parcel shops and postal outlets.

📌 Please note that you must label your book and merchandise shipments "BÜWA" above the address.

Good to know

We issue the shipping labels for Deutsche Post in DIN A6 or DIN A5 format. You can make the setting for this in the WebUI under "Configurations" >> "Label configurations" or transfer it in your API request.

If you have any questions regarding packaging material, prices or discount options, or posting restrictions, please contact your Deutsche Post account manager directly.


Any further questions? We're happy to help.


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