Off to the post office: How postal delivery works in Germany
How can I save on postage?
What are standard parcels, bulky goods and dangerous goods?
What letter formats does Deutsche Post offer?
In Germany, there are other providers of postal services besides Deutsche Post. Especially regional providers such as Südwest Mail and Mannheimer Morgenpost score with attractive discounts for business customers. Most providers base the size of their letters on Deutsche Post standards.
What providers are there for parcel shipping?
Alongside DHL, Hermes and UPS in particular are known for their nationwide and international parcel delivery services. There are also a number of other providers, such as DPD. The comparison holds an enormous amount of savings potential for you. However, a look at the portfolio of different parcel delivery services quickly shows that the comparison is not so easy because there are no standardised parcel sizes.
We have summarised the most important parcel standards for you:
What else should I consider?
Everything you need to know about mailing at a glance
- Find out about options for business customers, compare prices online and then optimise your packaging - it's so easy to save on mailing.
- Attractive delivery conditions are also available for formats beyond standard packages.
- In Germany, there are many providers for sending letters and parcels. While letter sizes are usually standardised, the permissible parcel sizes of the respective delivery companies vary greatly. It pays to compare!
- Insurance cover, delivery speed and the conditions for sending mail abroad are also important criteria for determining the right delivery service.