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glsOn the 1st of September 2010, parcel carrier GLS Ireland will launch its nationwide express delivery service. This product can be easily supplemented with various other GLS services. GLS Ireland’s express parcel service can be used to get trade-fair brochures, urgent construction plans or last-minute samples weighing up to 30 kg to their destination by 17:00 the next working day – guaranteed! In many parts of the country a 12:00 service is also offered, meaning that goods can be delivered before midday. If necessary, delivery can be to a specific department or person within a company.

Always in sight
Consignors and consignees can track their shipments online at all times – in almost real-time. Information such as pick-up or delivery time is transmitted from GLS’ delivery vehicles directly to their IT system. On request, GLS Ireland can proactively inform a customer by e-mail or SMS of a consignment’s progress. GLS Ireland sends consignments via its own parcel network and their IT-based monitoring system ensures that all express parcels remain on schedule and arrive on time.

Express parcel services
The delivery charge includes insurance cover up to €350 – in line with the actual value of the goods. Higher insurance cover up to €3500 per consignment is available. Cash-Service – for cash-on-delivery transactions – enables customers to obtain payment for their goods easily and securely.

“We’re delighted that we’re now also able to offer our customers express parcel services with guaranteed on-time delivery via our reliable network”, says Swen Krueger, GLS’ Region Manager Germany East & Ireland. “And ‘guaranteed’ means if we don’t deliver the consignment on time, the customer gets the surcharge back.”

More information on GLS: www.gls-group.eu

GLS in Ireland and Europe
GLS Ireland is a subsidiary of General Logistics Systems B.V., Amsterdam (GLS). GLS is a pan-European company providing reliable, high-quality parcel and express services as well as value-added logistics solutions. The company offers its services through wholly owned and partner companies in 36 European states, and is globally connected via contractual agreements. The GLS system consists of 38 central transhipment points, 665 depots and 12,500 employees. Some 16,950 vehicles transport 345 million parcels annually for 220,000 customers throughout Europe. In the financial year 2009/10, GLS achieved revenues of 1.7 billion euros. GLS stands for “European Leader in Quality“. This is something that everyone working for GLS strives to achieve every day.

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