La Poste Shipping, Tracking and Express Deliveries

La Poste shipping and Colissimo parcel delivery services

La Poste, the national French postal service manages letters and postage in France and offers transport and parcel deliveries through Colissimo and Chronopost in metropolitan France and abroad. Learn more about shipping with la Poste, the Colissimo courier services and prices and how to track and trace any la Poste shipment. Compare La Poste offer with our instant quotes and ship in France with the best alternative shipping services.

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Shipping services with la Poste

The service for shipping parcels and letters with la Poste is called Colissimo and covers metropolitan France and the overseas French territories, as well as the EU and the rest of the world. Some of la Poste deliveries are also conducted in collaboration with the DPD group and Chronopost for the express deliveries. If you want to ship packages within France or need to ship an urgent package you can also use our platform and get an instant offer matching your needs. Through Colissimo you can also ship parcels and letters directly to la Poste pickup points, which can be found all around France and Europe. To find the La Poste pickup point closest to you, simply introduce your postal code on the finder on the La Poste webpage.

Colissimo courier prices and services

The main way of shipping with la Poste is using their Colissimo courier service. The Colissimo courier prices depend on three main factors: the weight and size of the parcel, the country of destination and the type of service you have booked. With Colissimo deliveries customers can ship parcels up to 30kg to a personal address or a pickup point. Colissimo does not offer domestic or international express deliveries, these are provided by Chronopost.

Colissimo domestic courier prices for at home deliveries:

Parcel weightPrice
Up to 1kg€7.95
Up to 5kg€13.75
Up to 10kg€20.05
Up to 30kg€28.55

The la Poste/ Colissimo international shipping prices are mainly affected by the country of destination. Countries are divided in 3 categories:

  • A: EU and Switzerland
  • B: Europe (outside the EU), Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria and Norway
  • C: Africa, Canada, the US and the Middle east.

Colissimo international courier prices for at-home deliveries:

Parcel weightPrice zone APrice zone BPrice zone C
Up to 1kg€15.50€20.30€27.65
Up to 5kg€22.45€28.50€55.65
Up to 10kg€37.00€47.20€105.30
Up to 30kg€61.50€73.60€168.00


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FAQ Shipping with la Poste & Colissimo courier services

How does la Poste track and trace service work?
La Poste track and trace service (Suivis) is available both on La Poste and Colissimo webpages. Every la Poste Colissimo parcel has a unique tracking number that will allow you to locate and find the status of your parcel while it is on transit. The shipping label of your la Poste parcel will be scanned at every new location and the status will be updated.
Where will I find my la Poste Colissimo tracking number?
The Colissimo/la Poste tracking number will be indicated on the confirmation email or directly on the shipping label.
What are la Poste delivery days and times?
The domestic Colissimo deliveries will take around 48h. International shipping with la Poste Colissimo can take anywhere between 4 to 9 working days, depending on the route. La Poste delivers on Saturdays for certain routes. If you have booked a Colissimo delivery to a personal address, the courier driver will most likely drive by between 9 am and 6 pm in most locations. If you booked a delivery to a pickup point or office, you will be able to pick up the parcel during hours, that may vary between locations.
What do I do if I missed my la Poste delivery?
If you missed your la Poste package delivery the parcel will be held up at the La Poste office or associated pickup point closest to the delivery address. You can pick the parcel up during the next 15 working days.
How long does it take for la Poste Colissimo to ship to UK after Brexit?
Colissimo deliveries between France and the UK can take up to 9 working days for the longest routes and 3-4 working days for the shortest. If you want to check how long will it take for la Poste Colissimo to ship to your specified address in the UK, the Poste website allows you to make a calculation of the estimated delivery time. After Brexit, deliveries from France to the UK with Colissimo can take longer, because they will have to go through customs. Parcels can be stuck at customs for a few days before they are cleared. You can get more information about shipping and Brexit on our dedicated page.
How can I book a shipment with la Poste?
To book a shipment with la Poste you will have to use the official webpage and introduce the details of your delivery. Then you will have to choose between the different la Poste shipping services. At Eurosender we collaborate with Chronopost and other renowned logistics providers so you can find the best shipping solution to or from France in just a few clicks.
Can I ship cargo with la Poste?
Currently, it is not possible to ship parcels of more than 30kg. If you want to ship cargo, you can book LTL, FTL and other services directly on our booking tool. You can contact our logistics experts if you want more information.
What is ColiShip and how does it work?
ColiShip is a la Poste service that offers businesses an integrated API tool to organise deliveries for e-commerce. This software can be loaded to computers and other tools and allows online shops and other e-commerce sites to organise deliveries and returns of many parcels a day.
Are Colissimo deliveries insured?
When shipping with la Poste Colissimo every parcel is insured up to a maximum of 200EUR. There are different extra insurance options for bigger shipments. We recommend you check the particularities of your Colissimo delivery before adding extra insurance.
Does la Poste have specific packaging requirements?
La Poste offers packaging in their physical locations. However, it is not necessary to buy any specific type of package for shipping with la Poste Colissimo. On the other hand, it is crucial to package your items properly when shipping, regardless of the courier providing the service. You can check our handy packing guides to learn how to pack all kinds of items safely.
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Disclaimer: The information above is the result of online research conducted in November 2020. For more information about la Poste Colissimo tracking number, la Poste pickup locations and delivery days, or Colissimo courier prices we recommend to visit the official website.