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.

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
Price     Dimensions and Weight   Additional Information
Book and Merchandise shipment
Purchase stamps**

1,90 €

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
Purchase stamps**

2,20 €

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

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 3,79 €
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L: 15–35 cm
W: 11–30 cm
H: 1–60 cm
up to 2 kg
DHL Paket
from 4,99 €
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L: 15–120 cm
W: 11–60 cm
H: 1–60 cm
up to 31,5 kg
from 1,55 €
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L: 10–35,3 cm
W: 7–25 cm
H: up to 2 cm
up to 500 g
from 2,70 €
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L: 10–35,3 cm
W: 7–25 cm
H: up to 5 cm
up to 1.000 g

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any content restrictions for the products in a book and merchandise shipment?

The content restrictions of the previous merchandise shipping products remain in full force. 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.

How should the new products be labelled for delivery?

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

Where and how can the new book and merchandise shipment be delivered?

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. The previous open shipping is no longer necessary, so at this point the product is very easy to use. For the control of the tariff conditions, an opening and content examination is permitted by our coworkers.

Which types of posting are allowed for the new products?

For the book and merchandise shipment, all existing postage types of Deutsche Post are approved (including postal stamps). Among other things, for the "book and merchandise shipment 500" a separate stamp worth €1.90 from the series "Flowers" is available.

Can the two new products be combined with other shipping services / additional services?

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

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

The new products "book and merchandise 500" and "book and merchandise 1000" are a maximum of 5 cm thick. What products can be used for shipment contents that are thicker?

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.).

Will there be price advantages for bulk mailers for the new book and merchandise products?

No, there will be no volume discounts or similar price instruments. The previous discount scale regulation will not be continued.

Can the new book and merchandise shipments be addressed to Packstations?

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.

How is the book and merchandise shipment delivered?

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.