myHermes reduce signature requirements and lower costs
From today items sent via myHermes and valued between £25.00 to £50.00 will no longer need a mandatory signature. This both enables the courier to leave in a safe place and saves you money. Whilst they don’t say, we would guess that myHermes have run the numbers and believe a small number of potential loss claims will be more than compensated by getting items delivered faster with less friction.
An example provided by myHermes is when you are sending a parcel that requires £40.00 cover without signature, you will now only have to pay £0.45, not including signature versus £1.30 previously which did include signature.
The overall cost of a signature will reduce from £1.00 (Inc. VAT) to £0.80 (Inc. VAT) for all parcels.
Parcel cover on items worth up to the value of £25 will remain free of charge. You still have the option whether or not to buy full coverage for more expensive items.