Nationwide shipment of Bücher- und Warensendung

The book and merchandise shipment offers a reasonably priced shipping of books, catalogs, and items within Germany.

With the book and merchandise shipment, you have two attractive options:
Shipping up to 500 grams and 1000 grams.

Product                       Price     Dimensions and Weight   Additional Information
Book and Merchandise shipment
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2,25 €

Length: up to 35,3 cm
Width: up to 25 cm
Height: up to 5 cm
Weight: 500 g
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Book and Merchandise shipment
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2,55 €

Length: bis 35,3 cm
Width: bis 25 cm
Height: bis 5 cm
Weight: 1.000 g

Book and Merchandise Shipment (Bücher- und Warensendung) in Detail

The book and merchandise shipment is particularly suitable for spare parts, small electronic devices, catalogs, mobile phone accessories, data carriers, textiles, household goods and much more!

Your Benefits:

  • Reasonably priced shipping of your books and merchandise
  • Closed delivery of your shipment
  • Uniform shipment formats

Special features in shipping:

  • Transit time of 4 working days
  • Reserved shipping
  • VAT exempt according to UStG

New: MERCHANDISE POST for business customers

Fast shipping for your small-sized goods including shipment tracking. The alternative to book and merchandise shipping.

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Alternatives for national delivery of goods

DHL Päckchen
from 3,99 €
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L: 15–35 cm
W: 11–25 cm
H: 1–10 cm
up to 2 kg
DHL Paket
from 5,49 €
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L: 15–120 cm
W: 11–60 cm
H: 1–60 cm
up to 31,5 kg

from 1,60 €

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L: 10–35,3 cm
W: 7–25 cm
H: up to 2 cm
up to 500 g
from 2,75 €

Purchase now
L: 10–35,3 cm
W: 7–25 cm
H: up to 5 cm
up to 1.000 g

Frequently Asked Questions

You can send product samples, models or items of any kind, which by their nature are to be regarded as goods. Thus, the most diverse things such as books, spare parts, electronic devices, mobile phone accessories, data carriers, textiles and household goods are inexpensive to ship.  However, letter writing is not allowed as book and merchandise shipping. An invoice or delivery note and other accompanying documents may be attached to the goods.

The book and merchandise shipment must be clearly marked with the abbreviation "BÜWA" on the envelope above the recipient's address.

The book and merchandise shipment can be delivered via mailbox or to all branches of Deutsche Post. It should be noted that the shipment is marked above the address with the label "BÜWA". A posting list is not required. In addition, book and merchandise shipments may be delivered reservedly. For the control of the tariff conditions, an opening and content examination is permitted by our coworkers.

For the book and merchandise shipment, all postage types of Deutsche Post are approved (including postal stamps).

The "book and merchandise shipment 500" and "book and merchandise shipment 1000" can be combined with "Premiumaddress". Other services are not available.

The book and merchandise shipment cannot be combined with additional services such as registered mail or cash on delivery.

If your goods are thicker than 5 cm, you can use the parcel products from DHL, which have a higher price but offer a shorter delivery time (usually 1-2 working days). Or you can ship via DHL package, which has a better delivery time and additional features (liability, delivery against signature, etc.).

Yes, just like parcels, it is also possible for book and merchandise shipments to have them sent directly to a Packstation nearby at no extra charge. This must be stated directly during the ordering process or when sending. This also requires prior registration of the recipient at the Packstation.

Normally the delivery takes place via the mailbox of the recipient. Since the book and merchandise shipments are up to 5 cm in height, this may be too large for the mailbox of the recipient (usually only a 4 cm slit height) and if the recipient is not at home, the shipment, as well as parcels, will be either handed to a neighbor or brought to a branch. The recipient is then informed with a notification card of the whereabouts of the shipment. A delivery to the Packstation is also possible. The book and merchandise shipment cannot be combined with additional services such as registered mail or cash on delivery.