April 05, 2022

Top 10 E-commerce Shipping Partners for France

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Shipping partners form the backbone of a successful e-commerce business. They help business owners deliver the products ordered by their customers. For online shoppers, the shipping rate is one of the deciding factors to make a purchase. Business owners try to keep the shipping rates low for their customers. But finding the right shipping partner that is affordable and at the same time ensures timely delivery of the package is a challenge.

France in Europe has seen rapid growth in e-commerce in the past couple of years. The e-commerce shipping service providers in France continue to play a significant role in building up this momentum. As per a report by Statista, Colissimo, Chronopost, DPD, GLS, and a host of other shipping providers are preferred by online business owners in France.

Let’s see the top 10 e-commerce shipping partners for France for 2022.

La Poste is a public postal service company in France offering services in France, an overseas collectivity of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, and also mail services in Monaco. GeoPost, another parcel delivery subsidiary of the La Poste Group provides two brands, Chronopost and DPD.

La Poste’s parcel delivery service relies on Colissimo for delivering parcels at the best price and Chronopost to deliver urgent packages. You will find the details of Chronopost, DPD, and Colissimo further down in this blog.

1. Chronopost

A member of DPD Group (La Poste France), Chronopost is a pioneer in the express delivery of parcels up to 30 kgs. It is present in 230 countries around the world.

Chronopost software solutions can be integrated into websites built on PrestaShop, Magento, and PowerBoutique. Other e-commerce platforms can integrate its API to track deliveries in real-time.

Poids jusqu’à… Chrono 13 Chrono 10
1kg 14,90 € 19,35 €
2kg 15,60 € 20,05 €
5kg 17,70 € 22,15 €
10kg 21,20 € 25,65 €
20kg 29,20 € 33,65 €
25kg 33,45 € 37,90 €
30kg 37,70 € 42,15 €

Chronopost offers two main time slots for parcel delivery. One is Chrono 13 meaning delivery the next day before 1 p.m. Chrono 10 is delivery of parcels the next day before 10 a.m. For international shipment, it takes between 1 to 3 days for delivery to major cities and 2 to 6 days for other regions.

2. Colissimo

A subsidiary of La Poste (the French public postal service), Colissimo delivers packages less than 30 kgs to France and other countries. For domestic shipments within France, it delivers parcels within 2 working days.

Weight up to... Colissimo prices for home

delivery

To mainland France, Andorra, Monaco
Colissimo prices for delivery to a

collection point

To mainland France
250 g €4.95 €4.25
500 g €6.55 €5.85
750 g €7.45 €6.75
1 kg €8.10 €7.40
2 kg €9.35 €8.65
5 kg €14.35 €13.65
10 kg €20.85 N/A
15 kg €26.40 N/A
30 kg €32.70 N/A

For international shipments, the delivery time is between 2 to 10 days depending on the area where the parcel is to be delivered. For Europe, the package is delivered within a few days whereas, outside Europe, the delivery time is between 3 to 8 days. You can pack your own parcel and pay the postage or buy packaging and add the cost of postage.

Whight up to... Colissimo prices

to the EU,Switzerland3 and the United Kingdom4

500 g €13.10
1 kg €16.20
2 kg €18.35
5 kg €23.45
10 kg €38.70
15 kg €56.90
30 kg €73.66
Whight up to... Colissimo prices

to zone B5

Colissimo prices

to zone C5

500 g 19,50 € 28,55 €
1 kg 23,30 € 31,75 €
2 kg 25,45 € 43,65 €
5 kg 32,70 € 63,90 €
10 kg 54,15 € 120,80 €
15 kg 73,50 € 171,70 €
20 kg 89,80 € 209,30 €

Zone B:Estern Europe (outside the EU, Switzerland and Russia), Norway and Maghreb

Zone C:Other destinations (outside the EU and Switzerland).

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The services included in Colissimo are proof of deposit, parcel tracking, hand-delivery, or in the mailbox or in the collection center. It also boasts of CO2-neutral delivery worldwide.

3. DPD France

  • DPD Classic service for delivery within France with a delivery time of 24-48 hours.

  • DPD Classic Europe service covers 32 destinations in Europe with 2-6 working days as the delivery time

  • DPD Classic Intercontinental service for parcel delivery in more than 200 international destinations with delivery times varying from 2 to 8 working days.

The last-mile delivery is taken care of by the DPD Express service. It offers plugins for e-commerce platforms compatible with Magento, PrestaShop, Shopify, WooCommerce, OpenCart, RentaShop, and many others. It also offers return solutions for e-commerce merchants to enable their customers to return their orders.

4. Mondial Relay

PRICES EXCL. VAT FRANCE

BELGIUM

LUXEMBOURG

NATHERLANDS SPAIN PORTUGAL

GERMANY

BELGIUM

LUXEMBOURGE

NATHERLANDS

SPAIN

AUSTRIA

ITALY

PORTUGAL

Average lead times Max weight 3 working days 3 working days 5 working days 5 to 6 days open 3 working days 5 working days 6 working days
0.5KG 3,66€ 3,79€ 4,63€ 5,67€ 7,92€ 8,50€ 9,33€
1KG 4,09€ 4,50€ 5,04€ 6,00€ 8,17€ 8,67€ 9,50€
2KG 5,25€ 5,33€ 5,79€ 6,75€ 8,83€ 9,75€ 10,50€
3KG 5,42€ 5,83€ 6,54€ 7,50€ 9,42€ 10,67€ 11,50€
4KG 5,75€ 6,58€ 7,08€ 8,25€ 10,58€ 12,58€ 13,33€
5KG 8,25€ 8,33€ 8,50€ 9,00€ 10,58€ 12,58€ 13,33€
7KG 9,92 10,00€ 10,08€ 10,75€ 11,83€ 14,50€ 15,17€
10KG 11,25€ 11,67€ 11,80€ 12,75€ 13,67€ 17,42€ 18,92€
15KG 14,92€ 15,25€ 15,54€ 16,50€ 16,92€ 22,25€ 23,25€
20KG 16,59€ 17,08€ 18,25€ 20,67€ 20,75€ 26,58€ 25,92€
30KG 20,75€ 21,58€ 24,00€ 26,58€ 31,83€ 33,25€

Mondial Relay has more than 11,000 Points Relais (Relay Point) and 300 lockers for service throughout France. It is a delivery specialist and offers a complete range of parcel distribution services in France and Europe.

Mondial Relay has partnered with leading e-commerce platforms such as Prestashop, Shopify, WooCommerce, Magento2, and many more to offer software solutions in the form of widgets, web services such as APIs, CSV connector, and manual connections.

In mainland France, Mondial Relay delivers packages within 3 working days. It is 3 to 6 days depending on the destination for international parcels.

Mondial Relay ships parcels to Points Relais (Relay Point) in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain, Portugal, and the Netherlands.

5. UPS France

UPS offers time-definite and day-definite delivery based on your shipment’s destination.

National Shipping Services

Delivery Commitment SERVICE DESCRIPTION Service
1 Business Day Delivery typically by 8:30 or 9:00 am UPS Express Plus
1 Business Day Delivery typically by 10:30 am or 12:00 noon UPS Express
1 Business Day Delivery by end of day UPS Express Saver
Day-Definite by Date Scheduled Delivery by end of day UPS Standard
Day-Definite by Date Scheduled Delivery to a UPS Access Point location by end of day UPS Access Point Economy

For domestic shipping inside France, it offers services such as –

  • UPS Express Plus- Ideal for shipments to be delivered at the start of the business day

  • UPS Express- Next day delivery with early commit times

  • UPS Express Saver- An economical alternative to UPS Express for next-day shipments

  • UPS Standard- Day-specific delivery estimates

  • UPS Access Point Economy- Drop off and pick up at convenient locations

For international shipments, UPS offers a range of services depending on the speed of delivery.

International Shipping Service

Export and Import (Where Available)
Delivery Commitment SERVICE DESCRIPTION SERVICE
Same Day Delivery time provided when order is placed UPS Express Critical
1-3 Business Days Delivery typically by 9:00 am UPS Express Plus
1-3 Business Days Delivery typically by 10:30 am or 12:00 noon UPS Express
1-3 Business Days Delivery by end of day UPS Worldwide Express Freight
1-3 Business Days

Delivery by 12:00 noon or 14:00, depending on

destination postcode

UPS Worldwide Express Freight Midday
1-5 Business Days Delivery by end of day UPS Express Saver
2-5 Business Days Delivery by end of day UPS Expedited
Day Definite by date scheduled Delivery during the day UPS Standard
  • UPS Express Critical- Fastest shipping service for urgent and emergency shipping

  • UPS Express Plus- Guaranteed morning delivery for urgent shipments

  • UPS Express- International shipping and expedited delivery to destinations worldwide

  • UPS Worldwide Express Freight- Door-to-door express freight services

  • UPS Worldwide Express Freight Midday- Time-definite service for palletized shipments

  • UPS Express Saver- Fast and economical delivery worldwide

  • UPS Expedited- Fast deliveries for less urgent small parcel shipments worldwide

  • UPS Standard- Fast and reliable services for less urgent international shipments

6. GLS France

GLS in France relies on its 95 network sites to deliver parcels within 24 hours. It also offers express delivery on the next working day before 01:00 pm. It has partnered with Mondial Relay to deliver parcels through its network of 8,500 ParcelShops.

To send parcels within France:

  • BusinessParcel- Reliable and secure delivery service for delivery times from 24 to 48 hours

  • FlexDeliveryService- Optimal solution where the receiver is informed of the delivery time and can modify it as per their need.

  • Express- For delivery before 1:00 pm the next working day

  • ShopReturnService- This is in case the receiver wishes to return the parcel

  • ShopDeliveryService- For pickup from one of the chosen ParcelShop locations

  • Pick&ShipService- For pickup at the address and delivered directly to the destination

  • Pick&ReturnService- Parcel picked at an address for a return to the same address.

To send parcels from France to Europe:

  • EuroBusinessParcel- GLS delivery service in Europe

  • FlexDeliveryService- The receiver is informed of the delivery and can change it.

  • Pick&ShipService- For pickup at the address and delivered directly to the destination

  • Pick&ReturnService- Parcel picked at an address for a return to the same address.

To send parcels to international destinations:

The GlobalExressParcel service of GLS France delivers parcels to over 150 destinations across the world.

GLS has integrated modules compatible with three main platforms, Magento, PrestaShop, and WooCommerce.

7. FedEx France

FedEx in France operates through its Europe division with headquarters at Hoofddorp, The Netherlands. It connects 220 countries worldwide and has a vehicle fleet of 25,000 vans and shuttles and more than 6,500 trucks and trailers. It has its main hubs in Paris and Roissy-Charles de Gaulle in France.

For domestic services in France, it provides FedEx Priority Overnight service with a delivery time of 1-2 days depending on the area of delivery.

Specific features of the service Your transit time Your FedEx service
FedEx Express

Delivery of packages and documents up to 68kg with

guaranteed deadlines with money back guarantee*. Service

available without contract, by simple pick-up request by

phone or via fedex.com/fr

Next day FedEx Priority Overnight®

For Europe and the rest of the world, it offers a plethora of choices such as FedEx International First, FedEx International Priority, and so on as seen in the chart below.

Fastest Less Urgent

Light or small packages ≤ 68kg

FedEx Europe First®

Get your package delivered between

9:00 am and 10:00 am in major

destination cities across Europe.

FedEx International Economy®

Save on less time-sensitive deliveries

from 2-5 days, while still enjoying a

reliable door-to-door and customs-

cleared time definite service.

FedEx International First®

Wake up to absolute certainty with ours

earlyday delivery between 8:00 am and

11:30 am to selected worldwide

destinations.

FedEx International Priority® Express

Delivery by midday in 1-3 business

days to selected destinations in Asia,

Canada, Europe and the U.S.

FedEx International Priority®

Delivery by end of day in 1-3 business

days to more than 220 countries and

territories.

FedEx® International Connect Plus

Day-definite e-commerce delivery

service, that combines competitive

speeds with attractive prices to meet

global customers’ needs.

As a part of its e-commerce solutions, it offers FedEx International Connect Plus service that offers benefits such as-

  • Door-to-door service

  • Customs clearance for Europe and the rest of the world

  • Day-definite e-commerce service

  • Time delivery of 1-3 days for Europe, 3 days for the U.S, and 3-5 days for Asia-Pacific and the rest of the world.

It also offers value-added services such as returns solutions, shipping tools, border customs, delivery tracking, and convenient pick-ups and drop-offs.

8. DHL Express France

DHL operates in over 220 countries and in France, it has partnered with La Poste, Relias Colis, and Colis Prive for parcel delivery services.

For domestic shipments within France, it offers services based on the delivery time.

Express 9:00 Express 12:00 Express Domestic Express Envelope Express Easy
Delivered on Next Possible Day 9:00 AM 12:00 PM End of Day End of Day End of Day
Door to Door Courier Delivered
End-to-End Tracking Visibility
Proactive Delivery Notifications Upon Request Upon Request Upon Request
Money-Back Guarantee

For international shipments, DHL Express offers services such as customs clearance facilitation, end-to-end tracking, and convenient pick-up and drop-off services.

Express 9:00 Express 12:00 Express Worldwide Express Envelope Express Easy
Delivered on Next Possible Day 9:00 AM 12:00 PM End of Day End of Day End of Day
Door to Door Courier Delivered
End-to-End Tracking Visibility
Proactive Delivery Notifications Upon Request Upon Request Upon Request
Customs Clearance Facilitation
Delivery Management
Money-Back Guarantee

DHL has digital integrations with e-commerce website-building platforms such as Adobe Commerce, Shopify, WooCommerce, and PrestaShop.

9. Relias Colis

One of the most popular and affordable e-commerce shipping partners, Relias Colis delivers parcels from €3.49 anywhere in France. It has 6,300 parcel posts in France and delivers 40 million parcels every year.

Weight 0.5kg 1kg 2kg 3kg 4kg 5kg 7kg 10kg 15kg 20kg
Ht price 3.67€ 3.75€ 5.21€ 5.42€ 5.71€ 7.67€ 9.58€ 11.00€ 14.00€ 16.42€
PRO -5% 3.49€ 3.56€ 4.95€ 5.15€ 5.42€ 7.29€ 9.10€ 10.45€ 13.30€ 15.60€

It has partnered with WooCommerce and PrestaShop for software integrations. The tool provides real-time package tracking, email/SMS after package delivery, and easy shipment management for customers.

10. Colis Privé

Colis Prive in France operates its parcel delivery services through a system of Colis Privé Store. It has more than 4100 local shops as its Colis Privé Stores. The stores remain open 6 days a week and they ensure a delivery time of 3 to 5 days with a real-time tracking feature. In 2018, Colis Privé was integrated with Hopps Group and renamed Colis Privé Store.

Its parcel delivery concept is simple with four formats depending on the box size. The sender fills in the information and receives the shipping label through an email. They print the shipping label and drop off the parcel in any of the Colis Privé Stores. It offers a pick-up option from the store or a direct delivery at the sender’s address.

Format Taille S Taille M Taille L Taille XL
Dimesions (cm) 24 X 30 X 3 23 X 13 X 12 29 X 21 X 15 40 X 27,5 X 19,5
Prix (TTC) 4,95€ 6,95€ 10,95€ 15,95€
Prix (HT) 4,13€ 5,80€ 9,13€ 13,30€

Conclusion

The right shipping solution is a must for e-commerce businesses looking to win over customers. We hope that the above list of the top 10 e-commerce shipping partners in France will help you decide the best based on your business needs.