DHL delivers on weekends

When do DHL, Hermes, etc. deliver? (Delivery times)

Those who wait impatiently for a parcel sometimes check the shipping status every hour. It can help to know the delivery times of the individual shipping companies. We'll tell you when the five largest parcel delivery companies will deliver.


Delivery times: DHL delivers Monday to Friday within normal business hours between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. out.

Shipping time: It usually takes one to two days for parcels to be delivered within Germany. However, large parcel volumes during the holidays can delay delivery.

shipment tracking: You can use shipment tracking to track the delivery status of your delivery. There you will also find an approximate time window in which the delivery will take place. If you are not at home and have not placed a storage order, the parcel will usually be delivered to a nearby parcel shop. If the delivery status of your package has not changed after six working days, you can send an investigation to DHL.


Delivery times: Hermes delivers Monday to Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. out.

Shipping time: According to the company, it can take up to three days for a shipment to reach the recipient.

shipment tracking: The shipment status can be viewed via the online shipment tracking. The status can be called up no later than five hours after the package has been handed over to Hermes. A non-binding delivery time is given there within a four-hour time window. In principle, there are three delivery attempts at Hermes on consecutive working days. If the package has not been delivered after five days, you can request a shipment research from customer service.


Delivery times: DPD also usually delivers during normal business hours from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. out. However, there is no precise information on this on the company's website.

Shipping time: Within Germany, the shipping time is one to two days.

shipment tracking: You can track your shipments using DPD's live tracking. If the delivery status has not changed for several days, contact customer service.


Delivery times: UPS delivers Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Packages from. Deliveries with the “Delivery by the end of the day” service are delivered to private addresses by 7:00 p.m. and to business addresses before the end of business hours.

Shipping time: National standard shipping with UPS usually takes one to two days.

shipment tracking: You stay up to date with the shipment tracking. However, an exact delivery time cannot be given. UPS will make up to three delivery attempts. If you have any problems with your package, you can contact customer service.


Delivery times: GLS delivers on weekdays during normal business hours. These usually begin at 8:00 a.m. and ending between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.. Delivery on Saturday is optional and probably depends on the volume of parcels.

Shipping time: The delivery time within Germany is usually 24 hours, according to the company.

shipment tracking: You can keep an eye on the status of your parcel via shipment tracking. If you are not at home, GLS will first try to hand the package over to a neighbor. If no one is to be found there either, the parcel will be taken to a nearby parcel shop. Customer service can be reached using this contact form.

Also read: All public holidays in Baden-Württemberg at a glance

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