Thursday, 14 July 2011

myHermes delivers their one millionth parcel just in time for their two year anniversary

Parcel delivery experts myHermes is celebrating this week with the delivery of its one millionth parcel, only two years after it launched in the May of 2009. The door-to-door parcel delivery company has reached the million mark far sooner than it had anticipated, after witnessing two years of 'remarkable' growth.

Consumer demand for the service, which collects and delivers parcels to and from your door, avoiding the need for queuing at a Post Office, has seen parcel delivery volumes more than trebling year-on-year, with this year expecting to increase from 600,000 deliveries to 1.6 million. (EDITOR: With the closure of so many Post Office branches, just do not try to send a parcel on pension or benefits day!)

According to the Commercial Director at, Jon Tobbell, the fast growth is evidence that the service is a winner for consumers.

He said: “We’re overjoyed at how well consumers are responding to this innovative approach to parcel delivery.

“Consumers are becoming more and more price savvy and shopping around for ways to save more money. This, together with people leading busy lives, means the convenience of a door-to-door service, at prices cheaper than Royal Mail, has proved very popular. We’re looking forward to another year of strong growth.”

The millionth parcel was sent by Victoria Wilson, from Skipton, North Yorkshire, who was given a bouquet of flowers and a week of free shipping as a celebratory gesture. A regular user since June 2009, Victoria, who utilises the service for business and personal, said: "I was thrilled to find out I sent the millionth parcel through It’s a great service and has enabled me to reduce my shipping costs and eliminate expensive trips to the Post Office.

“I use, not only because they are cost effective but they also have a great multiple upload tool on the website which makes sending a lot of parcels quick and easy. My courier is great, she lives locally and constantly provides a superb service. I can even select a ‘safe place’ option for collection and deliveries which guarantees that my customers receive their parcel if they are not in.

“I am delighted to have been given a week of free deliveries as I will continue to use for both my business and personal use.” collects and delivers, door-to-door, six days a week throughout the UK and delivery takes between three and five working days. Customers can select a safe place for collection and delivery so they needn’t wait in. When delivering the parcel, three attempts will be made to deliver at the destination, not just an annoying card left and the inevitable trip to a sorting office after one failed attempt. It’s the best value door-to-door delivery service in the UK with prices starting from £2.75 per parcel.

FACTFILE: is part of Hermes, the UK's largest home delivery courier network handling more than 115 million collections and deliveries each year.

Operating its own network of over 7,500 couriers myHermes provides doorstep collection and delivery for consumers, six days a week. Ordering is done online with prices starting from £2.75. The company also employs about 1,200 people across the country to support the network, which offers 100% UK coverage. All parcels are fully tracked and customers can use an online delivery status to see where their goods are.

Parent company Hermes, which rebranded from Parcelnet, is part of the Otto Group and commands 22% of the European business-to-consumer delivery market, forecast to be worth 10.5Bn Euros by 2016.


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