shipcloud supports you in shipping your GLS packages worldwide from Germany via via your own GLS contract, which you can already integrate into shipcloud from our Professional subscription.


In this article you will learn which integrated services and additional services are available to you for your GLS shipping via your own business rates.

In this article👇

  1. Integrated GLS shipping methods

  2. Integrated additional services for GLS

  3. Available label formats for GLS


Integrated GLS shipping methods

You can only use GLS with your own contract in connection with shipcloud, which you can easily integrate from our Professional subscription. You can find out how this works here. For your GLS shipping via your own contract, the following shipping methods and additional services are available.

Shipping method

Further information on booking

GLS BusinessParcel
Standard service for national shipping with a standard delivery time of less than 24 hours within Germany.

To book GLS BusinessParcel in the shipcloud WebUI, select "Standard" as service. For booking via API request, transmit "standard" as service.

GLS EuroBusinessParcel
Standard service for EU-wide shipping to all major markets with standard delivery times of 24 to 48 hours possible and more distant regions away from metropolitan areas from 72 to 96 hours.

To book GLS EuroBusinessParcel in the shipcloud WebUI, select "Standard" as service. For booking via API request, transmit "standard" as service.

GLS ExpressParcel**
Express service for fast national shipping with different time options (TimeDefiniteServices 8:00/9:00/10:00/12:00).

To book GLS ExpressParcel in shipcloud WebUI, select "Express (1 Day)" or "GLS Express 8:00/9:00/10:00/12:00" as service. For booking via API request, transmit "one_day" as service or one of the TimeDefiniteServices "gls_express_0800", "gls_express_0900", "gls_express_1000", or "gls_express_1200".

GLS EuroExpressParcel**
Express service for fast EU-wide shipping with different time options (TimeDefiniteServices 9:00/10:00/12:00).

To book GLS EuroExpressParcel in shipcloud WebUI, select "Express (1 Day)" or "GLS Express 9:00/10:00/12:00" as service. For booking via API request, transmit "one_day" as service or one of the TimeDefiniteServices "gls_express_0900", "gls_express_1000", or "gls_express_1200".

GLS GlobalExpressParcel

Express service for worldwide shipping to major business centers in just a few days.

To book GLS GlobalExpressParcel in the shipcloud WebUI, select "Express (1 Day)" as service. For booking via API request, submit "one_day" as service.

đź“Ś Please note that you must transmit the relevant incoterms to us for international shipping. You can also find more information about this here.

GLS Returns

Service for return shipping from AT, BE, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, IE, LU, PL, ES.

To book GLS Returns in the shipcloud WebUI, you need to create a return label for your already created shipping label. For booking via API request, submit "returns" as service.

*This information applies to shipping with your own GLS contract from Germany. Please also note that the stated transit times are standard transit times. However, time specifications are not a guarantee and may vary, depending on the destination of your shipment. If you want to ship with your own GLS contract from a country outside Germany, this is possible for the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain. In this case, please contact sales@shipcloud.io.

**Please note that the TimeDefiniteServices for GLS Express vary depending on the destination country and are only available for certain destinations. For shipping from Germany, you can use the Express services to the following countries: 08:00 - available only for national shipping within Germany. 09:00 - for national shipping within Germany, as well as to BE, LU and NL. 10:00 - for national shipping within Germany, as well as to AT, BE, LU, NL, CZ and UK. 12:00 - for national shipping within Germany, as well as to AT, CH, DK, LI, BE, LU, NL, CZ and UK.

Integrated additional services for GLS*

Tracking

Multi-Carrier-Tracking-Lösung inklusive individueller und mehrsprachiger Tracking-Seite und -E-Mails im eigenen Shop Design. Weitere Informationen zu dieser Funktion und den Vorteilen finden Sie auf unserer Website. Informationen zu den individuellen Tracking-Einstellungen finden Sie hier.

Incoterms (DAP, DDP)

With shipcloud you can transmit the arrival clauses DAP and DDP to GLS and thus clarify the responsibility regarding transport and customs costs as well as shipping risk.

*Detailed information on the individual additional services can also be found here.

Available label formats for GLS

The GLS shipping label is generated in PDF DIN A5 or A6 format. You can define the shipping label format in the shipcloud WebUI under the menu item "Configurations" >> "Label configurations" or define via API request.


Any further questions? We're happy to help.


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