THE SAME GREAT PARCEL FORWARDING SERVICE
NOW SHIPPING FROM THE HEART OF EUROPE
WHY WE’RE BASED IN MERSEBURG, NEAR LEIPZIG
Merseburg is a small town in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt and lies a short distance to the west of Leipzig. Leipzig/Halle international airport is less than 30 minutes from our Merseburg warehouse and serves as the main European hub for DHL Aviation. DHL Aviation is part of DHL Express with specific responsibility for air transport. The proximity to such key DHL infrastructure means packages can leave our location later and still make international connections to all corners of the world for next day delivery – prepare to be surprised by the speed and efficiency of this service!
Amazon operates a large fulfilment center in Leipzig with a building area of 75,000m⊃2; - this means orders placed on amazon.de on Tuesday night can be in our Merseburg facility on Wednesday morning, on a DHL flight Wednesday evening and with most of our customers throughout the world on Thursday. Significantly amazon.de is the only European amazon site available in English.
Leipzig is located perfectly for access into central Europe by road. Czech Republic and Polish borders are 1.5 hrs and 2 hrs drive respectively. All of Europe is accessible within 24 hours - Sofia, Bucharest, Athens, Vilnius, Minsk – even Istanbul.
Please note that, at present, in addition to the usual prohibited items that cannot be shipped from our Preston, UK warehouse we also cannot ship alcohol from Germany. Lastly, please be aware that we can only offer DHL for international shipping from Germany.
For any goods that have a value of 1000 Euros or above being exported from Germany to a country outside of the EU there is a legal requirement to submit a special customs entry to Customs before the shipment can be released for collection and export from Germany. Due to the time involved with this entry we apply a charge of 20 Euros which will be added to your final shipping invoice. This process will delay your shipment by one and two business days however this delay could be longer and is entirely down to the German authorities who may require further information before they approve the export. forward2me have no control over the timescale of this delay.