Poundland signs with Hermes for online deliveries

Hermes have secured the contract to provide delivery services for Poundland. The announcement comes after Poundland announced the launch of their first online store last week.

Under the terms of the agreement, Hermes will provide a 4-5 working day delivery service to all UK-based consumers. The new online store offers over 2,000 products, including a mixture of household brands and Poundland’s unique ranges. The service will have no minimum order value and a flat £4 delivery fee per order will apply. Orders over £50 receive free delivery.

Poundland becomes the latest leading high street name to use Hermes’ extensive portfolio of delivery services and solutions, already utilised by a host of major retailers across the UK.

Whilst Hermes isn’t the fastest service it can be very cost effective and I’m receiving more eBay purchases via myhermes than I’ve ever had in the past. Is it a service that you’ve considered offering as an economy delivery option are do you stick to next day couriers and traditional mail services?