Spring GDS: Cross-border shipping solutions for e-commerce businesses

Spring GDS Cross-border

Without logistics, e-commerce would have never been possible. That’s why it’s crucial to have the right e-logistics partner, offering a solution perfectly tailored to your business needs. Allow us to introduce the solution provided by Spring GDS, a leading logistics provider specializing in cross-border and e-commerce.

Backed by a market leader

Spring GDS is the international subsidiary of PostNL, the Dutch postal service mail and parcel corporation, currently listed on the Amsterdam stock exchange (Euronext Amsterdam).

Recognized as one of the top ten postal companies globally by the Universal Postal Union (UPU), PostNL is also ranked among the most sustainable companies in the logistics and transportation sector according to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI).

Local Expertise, Global Vision

Spring GDS collaborates with over 230 international logistics partners, granting e-commerce merchants from everywhere access to 190 destinations worldwide. With its 18 operation centers spread across 3 continents, Spring GDS is always close to you and your customers, catering to local requirements every step of the way.

Solutions Tailored for e-commerce

To meet the needs of online sellers, who themselves adapt to the demands of consumers, Spring GDS offers these quality services:

  • Tracked: Parcel delivery up to 20kg with online tracking.
  • Signature: Parcel delivery up to 20kg with online tracking, signature, and proof of delivery.
  • Returns: Label options included in the parcel and a consumer portal for returns.
  • Customs Clearance: Your products cleared within 24 hours* by our team of specialists.
  • Collect: Parcel delivery to a post office, relay point, or pick-up locker.

Committed to greener logistics

Spring GDS commits to greener international shipping solutions, having embedded sustainability within the organizational DNA.

Circular materials are shared among partners, replacing single-use items like carton pallet boxes and wooden pallets. Spring proactively invests in emission reduction strategies, aiming to achieve its ambitious goal is achieving net zero by 2040 to be in line with staying under 1,5 degrees as determined in the Paris Climate Agreement back in 2015.

In 2023 Spring GDS received a silver medal from EcoVadis, a globally recognized sustainability assessment platform that evaluates companies based on their environmental, social, and ethical performance.

Assuring all stakeholders of Spring’s ongoing commitment to more sustainable business practices.

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Innovative IT Integration

Spring GDS boasts an innovative IT platform, simplifying the complete management of international shipments: XBS (Cross Border Shipping). The XBS platform offers several features that greatly benefit online sales activities:

  • Direct Plug & Play connection with major e-commerce platforms
  • Effective traceability from collection to delivery
  • Reporting and monitoring of e-commerce activity performance and KPIs
  • A single integration of less than 24 hours is sufficient to import all your order information

The key advantages of Spring GDS

The logistics solutions provided by Spring GDS offer numerous benefits to online retailers. The primary strengths of Spring GDS include:

  • Anticipation and responsiveness to market needs
  • International reach
  • Agility and proximity – a multilingual team based in France
  • Experience and reputation


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