Making the right delivery choice

By Chris Dawson March 14, 2013 - 11:28 pm

The recently announced Royal Mail price increases highlight the need for eBay and Amazon sellers to shop around to identify the most suitable delivery solution for their needs in terms of cost, compensation, convenience and service.

We know that sellers will be considering their options, so today Steve Murray from myHermes highlights where their service can save you money and could offer a good alternative to Royal Mail.


myHermesOur two-day service via our nationwide network of myHermes ParcelShops and three-day delivery service collected from your door provide an effective and affordable alternative to the Royal Mail, as well as offering a number of price and service advantages.

In particular, you can reduce overheads now by making savings on a range of parcels sizes including:

  • A packet weighing between 750g and 1kg
  • All parcels over 1kg in weight

Following the roll out of the new prices on the 2nd April we will still offer savings on:

  • A small parcel in the 1kg – 2kg category
  • A medium parcel at every weight point

Furthermore, we offer a host of other benefits such as:

  • Every parcel can be fully tracked on-line at no extra cost.
  • A multiple address uploads feature to help save time
  • £25 compensation as standard with other options available for higher value parcels.
  • Save even more by dropping off a parcel at one of more than 1,300 myHermes ParcelShops and avoid having to queue at the local Post Office.

For further details or a quote for a delivery visit the myHermes website.

  • banana
    9 years ago

    Is this the same company which was reported in Dec 2010,

    “Profits at Leeds-based Hermes Parcelnet – Britain’s biggest home delivery firm – are up 37% this year to over £10 million and boss Carole ­Woodhead has seen her pay soar by 270% to £722,353.

    But there’s no pay rise for Hermes’ 7,500 “self-employed” delivery drivers who, as we revealed in July, can earn as little as £3 an hour and struggle to take a day off.

    Now the BBC has followed-up our story, interviewing a string of couriers who told them how they deliver parcels for 50p a time, six days a week but with no employment rights.”

  • Gary
    9 years ago

    Any news from ebay on how their negotiations are doing?

    Or have they stalled on the back of couriers being put off by the thought of having to collect single packages from sellers from john o’groats to lands end for the same price?

    Maybe now ebay will appreciate how complex shipping is and the efforts their sellers make to offer good value on the shipping side. Or maybe they won’t?

  • Weeze
    9 years ago

    By the sounds of this My Hermes are putting prices up too, is that correct?

  • 9 years ago

    Chris, understand that you want to keep us informed of options…but this ‘post’ reads more like a free advert.

    I expect it’s a lot of work, but how about an independent assessment of all the options out there?

    • 9 years ago

      We’re inviting some more couriers to give their options too but a round up of them all isn’t a bad idea.

    • 9 years ago

      Thanks Chris,

      I don’t envy you the task, but it could certainly prove to be a very good starting point for sellers investigating what’s out there.

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