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Hermes parcel drop off 5kg and up to 1.2m includes printing! - £2.95
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Refreshed 18th SepRefreshed 18th Sep15/12/2018Expires on 15/12/2018LocalLocal
Have used this offer twice over the past two days and saw it was expired on HUKD - now back available. So for £2.95 you get any weight package up to 5kg and any length up to 1.2m … Read more
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bd1981bd

Good to hear - human nature dictates that anyone with a bad experience will highlight it more than a positive experience. I think HUKD is often a microcosm if this.

dannyjones106

Just a bit of feedback - used this twice over the last couple of weeks since seeing the deal here. Both packages arrived without incident and in a timely manner, trackable all the way. Heat from me and wouldn't hesitate to use again.

jamie015

It depends on the courier, I've never had that issue and I've posted quite a bit with Hermes.

villageidiotdan

Hmm, I'd say look elsewhere chaps. I just tried to deliver to one of their "parcelshops" for the recipient to collect at leisure. Hermes courier couldn't find their own parcelshop so it's winging it's way back to me having failed to deliver in time to be of any use! On the plus side, the customer services were amazing when I rang but I didn't need a nice conversation, I needed a parcel delivered which they failed to do

bd1981bd

Up to 5KG and length no more than 1.2 metres - there is also a list of items Hermes won’t carry and more importantly won’t insure! Check the website out. Don’t forget insurance is only £20 so worth bearing in mind for high value items.

My hermes up to 5kg self service pay instore £2.95
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Hi My hermes now doing self service up to 5kg in store for £2.95 up to 120cm long on the hermes home page to do this service at home is approx £6.49 up to 5 kg still takes 2-4 days… Read more
schnide

It's not just the drivers, it's the company at its heart - see above. STAY AWAY from Hermes and myHermes too. Vile company.

schnide

Insuring your parcel doesn't count for sh*t. I've got a claim with them open for returning £84 worth of trainers they lost. They're a nightmare. They lost the parcel but of course never told me. They then ignored my making a claim. I finally was able to submit one and they lied several times. Then they stopped contacting at all. Three chat agents in and they've all lied to me about getting back to me. They now won't pay the full amount despite me fully proving what the returns are worth. Don't go near them with a bargepole. I've specifically posted on an old HUKD just to let fellow members know they are SCUMBAGS of a company. Stay away!

atifprince

I think its the delivery drivers, not the company itself. I had ordered thornton chocolates last christmas and out of 4 boxes, it was just 3 in the packaging, the packing was torn and retaped, complained to thorntons and they found the driver to be mischief.

ianjury

It is at mine i have saved over £100 so far

GILLFREEBIE

Is this offer still active?

myHermes Pay and print in store now £2.95 for up to 5kg down from £4.00!
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From their website; Our new service allows you to pay for and print parcel labels in selected ParcelShops making sending parcels easier than ever before. The self-service device is… Read more
smmcandrew

Worked for me. Thank you!

Georgeharris1982

Can you get a signature included on delevery

Domthedonkey

It's to get people using this facility,but there's no option to pay for extra insurance you are only covered for 20.00

Domthedonkey

Hermes are starting to make you jump through hoops if something is say left outside a door which they deem in their own terms is NOT a safe place but because it's had a last delivery scan AND a picture outside the property I have been told that the recipient must fill in a denial of receipt form. I've had messages back & forth and getting nowhere because I said to them where does it say in your terms that when I pay extra for insurance and the recipient says they don't have the parcel that I can't get a refund unless they fill the form in. So why am I paying insurance if a pay out is reliant upon the buyer filling out said form :-(

Domthedonkey

That's odd as the information online saying which stores have it is correct where I live.

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myHermes Pay and print in store now £2.79 for up to 5kg down from £4.00!
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From their website; Our new service allows you to pay for and print parcel labels in selected ParcelShops making sending parcels easier than ever before. The self-service device is… Read more
mywife

Poor experience with myHermes. Used to send low value items in spare Dell branded boxes... quite a few were "lost". After wrapping the boxes up to hide the branding, zero parcels were "lost". Better and more reliable service with UPS and DPD.

Luckylucy2

great finds thanks :)

Cyb

I was wondering the same. FOund a comment above that says currently you can't change to a higher amount when you Pay & Print Instore

dickybow

With Pay&Print, does anyone know if the standard £20 cover can be increased to £50 ? Signature option available ?

gemvis

Tried this way yesterday so heat from me had no idea this print service in shop even existed and the price is great tho as said im used to ebays shutl and using ups for over 5 kg items this is definately the cheapest way for 2-5 parcels ie royal mail are a joke at anything over 2kg jumps to about £12-13.

Pay and print in store for £4 up to 5kg @ Hermes(ParcelShops)
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New service from Hermes, if you have a parcel weights over 2kg it is cheaper to prepare your label at ParcelShops by £4 (33% discount). :D What is pay and print in store? Our … Read more
eldaniel

so they create a cheaper alternative and you are not happy lol. As they said in Life of Brian "Jesus said you can't keep everybody happy" :D

sellsmart123

This annoys me (mad) I use myhermes daily and pay and print my own labels. Now it’s cheaper to use their machines in store to print the labels? It makes no sense!

toomanychoices

Same here. I've had a couple of problems with sending through Hermes - they can't seem to work out how to get into blocks of flats - but I've had far worse with the Royal Mail whose 'signed for' service is a joke. They either put it through the letter box anyway or it constantly says 'going through the system' when you try and track it but they don't bother to update it on the system. Collectplus didn't hand my parcel to the collecting courier for over a week and then it was rejected at the receiving end as 'no-one of that name works in this shop'. At least with Hermes you get a free tracking number so you are covered if anything does happen and all of the Hermes couriers in my area are lovely. They go out of their way to help me, one of them even gave me a lift home when I was struggling with my shopping :)

RealDash

The machine in my local is turned off with an "Out Of Order" sign on it.

specialized

Just a warning: my nearest shop is marked on the website and has this machine, but I just walked 20 minutes with a parcel to find "Hermes never plugged it in" and my parcel couldn't be sent.

FREE Lucozade Pink Lemonade with your Hermes Parcel Drop
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Found 14th Aug 2017Found 14th Aug 2017
Hi, I dont know how long this promotion stands for, but im guessing its nationwide. I went to drop a parcel at a hermes drop shop this morning and got a free promotional can of… Read more
s4k1b85

It might have ended now. I dropped something off this morning and got nothing.

toomanychoices

I feel cheated! I dropped parcels off at the parcel shop since this post and I got nothing. Taking 4 more tomorrow so maybe I'll get something then. Had a Tesco delivery in that time too. Tesco groceries coming tomorrow again. Surely I must get something from one or the other? ;( Good find though, thanks for sharing OP

Gazz59

I thought that was YODEL, have yer seen the videos on YouTube ? , just input "Yodel delivery", then (popcorn)

driver8

Nothing extra from my Hermes delivery from Asda today.

Gazz59

Ditto

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Myhermes summer sale upto 40% off
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Found 11th Aug 2017Found 11th Aug 2017
just noticed they are doing a sale. Great for those who do a lot of selling on ebay or just want to post something cheap.
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seanyboy007

Myhermes stole my money! Paid £25:11 for an order which failed to generate the labels! They have admitted their fault & offered £2.79 its week 3 now & still no resolution !

lucas

Bees knees (excited)

crofter

As a seller I find that Hermes are the bees knees - as is their claims department. I know some folk simply won't buy something if it ships via Hermes but since a lot of my stuff goes internationally to the GSP Shipping Centre it isn't really a concern and I save approx 65p per item as opposed to royal mail. Plus I have the added bonus that the courier picks up the items from my premises 3 times a week. Getting compensation from Royal Mail is pretty much impossible as you need the original receipt and they will only refund what you paid for the item and not what it sold for ... their "insurance" is one of the biggest cons going.

lucas

They're only doing this because Royal Mail now have delivery tracking on all standard parcels. I use Hermes when I have to but they've lost quite a few of mine over the years, interestingly never the cheap tat I sell on eBay but the £20+ stuff

S.c.0.TT.y

I used them quite a bit last year, however, parcels started to go missing and the lost claims process was tedious. Went back to RM.

Free Parcel Delivery @ Hermes Leeds / working nationally
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Found 24th Apr 2017Found 24th Apr 2017
So Hermes is doing free deliver on parcels and even offering free packaging. They're in the train station giving out free postage With code - LEEDSHERMES http://www.myhermes.co.u… Read more
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adambanana403

Not working

suoer_cds

Sorry Promotion code is either invalid or expire expire!

ggfergy

not working?

Lady_Luck

Cheers OP, just printed out a label for a totally free parcel :)

leedsfan83

dunno whats going on with this site, but when searching for "hermes" i could not find this deal, only way i could get back to this page was searching op's username.. luckily i had it open on my phone. HEAT!

My Hermes upto 10% off parcel when you spend £20 couriers until 23rd October
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My Hermes offering 5% off upto £10 spend or 10% when spend £20. With £25 insurance. Not everyone's favourite courier... Granted but unbeatable price with insurance
Domthedonkey

Is this still working ?

splatsplatsplat

Code works, don't know why its being downvoted. I have used them for nearly 10years and only had one problem which they paid out ok.

reddit

Yodel look wonderful compared to this outfit. Awful service.

Domthedonkey

Indeed,but the couriers are self employed and a law unto themselves unfortunately,courier collection is quite unreliable so I choose not to use that service but the Parcelshops are brilliant so at the moment I have no need to look elsewhere. Each to their own and all that. :D

FleetFanatic

I choose to have parcels collected as it suits my working week. It is factored into my costs. ​If a company offers a particular service and you purchase that service, then it should be provided. No ifs, no buts.

MyHermes 0-2kg Small New Pricing Now Cheaper!
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Not sure if use to many but definitely for me as a eBay seller as it saves money on the smaller parcel but saving money if it weighs more :) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ At myHermes, we’re … Read more
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Domthedonkey

A small price increase from March 12th and basic parcel cover reduced: Parcel cover The basic level of parcel cover you receive for free will decrease from £25.00 to £20.00 from 00.00am Sunday 12th March 2017.

Domthedonkey

I did read that but I thought they meant the large letter size in general,not that they were saying it had been reduced further :)

toomanychoices

I FOUND IT DEB8Z! - Comment #40 (Phew, started to think I was losing it, lol)

toomanychoices

Didn't they say though that they only take triangular tubes? That definitely used to be in their wording. Still is - Use triangular tubes, not round tube-type cylinders, to pack rolled plans, maps and blueprints. As for the importing argument, my original email said that for importing I would have to use a manual parcel request instead (or words to that effect) bit annoying if they are now saying that I could import for the same price but I don't suppose it will stay that way for long though. Like their 'classic' site which would be open indefinitely...until it wasn't.

toomanychoices

Thanks :o) Always reassuring to know

My Hermes - £2.70 for drop off upto 1KG - 10p increase, still cheapest
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myHermes has increased its price for parcel drop-off upto 1kg by 10p Still fully tracked and cheaper than Royal Mail. £2.25 excluding VAT, for VAT registered business. insured up… Read more
Domthedonkey

They have introduced small & medium parcel now :| At least now you can send up to 2kg for 2.75 via a Parcelshop. This means that if you are sending a parcel that weighs 2kg or under: If the size does not exceed 45cm (L) x 35cm (H)x 16cm (W) you will be able to take advantage of our small parcel category. If the size exceeds the small parcel, you can opt for the medium parcel category, with maximum dimensions of 61cm (L) x 46cm (H) x 46cm (H).

barnehurst

not had a problem yet - unlike Royal Mail

Domthedonkey

Yesterday I was accused of being an Alcoholic when buying wine on a Tesco glitch,today I've been accused of working for Hermes because I speak as I find and said I hadn't had many problems with them until this week. It's only Tuesday,I wonder what tomorrow will bring X)

bondvillain20

Happy to be of service, please feel free to message in event of any query. Good Luck with selling, Regards Z

LoveDealsNeedBrains

Thank you for a great explanation and for sharing your experiences!!

My Hermes have dropped price to £2.60 for drop off upto 1KG
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My Hermes have dropped price to £2.60 for drop off upto 1KG. Simply drop of at one of there there locations for a fully tracked service. It says from £2.78 on main page but it just… Read more
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luridtricycle

If Herpes were free they would still be too expensive.

Domthedonkey

New Royal Fail prices from 29th March. http://www.royalmail.com/sites/default/files/RoyalMail_2016_Prices.pdf

rubberbullets

NOW £2.70 https://www.myhermes.co.uk/

Domthedonkey

It's annoying they send you an email and the price has already increased,no advance warning!

bargainBooze

now £2.70

myHermes Parcelshop - £50 compensation for 3p per parcel over the Parcel2Go price
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Found 15th Jul 2015Found 15th Jul 2015
Just a quick tip for anyone who hadn't spotted it. Parcel2Go have upped their price for the basic myHermes Parcelshop service from ~£2.35 for a 1KG parcel, up to £2.75. However, t… Read more
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BarberHQ

I seriously don't have any good feedback regarding Parcel2Go. I used them for about 18 parcel deliveries, and I had 2 breakages, one parcel was 'overweight' (£4.65 extra charge), and a parcel that was supposed to be delivered to Glasgow that was sat in a Glasgow warehouse for a week, before being sent to Milton Keynes, where they then told me it would be destroyed in 48 hours if I didn't get it collected from there! On their tracking system, it stated that the parcel had been 'delivered' on 3 separate occasions! I had numerous conversations with them regarding these discrepancies, but, their customer service skills leave a lot to be desired! Will not be using them again! As a new business, I can not afford service like this.

linhang90

Victoria: Hello, you're through to Victoria. How can I help you today? hang: sent a parcel,booked delivery online put weight as 1kg as it was from my scale,n paid £2.60 then dropped off,everything fine, next day received an email saying delivery being held coz of overweight,p2g says actual weight is 1.1kg.. coz of the 0.1kg i have been ask to pay an extra of £4.27, WTF! if i had put 1.1kg or up to 3kg,it would've only cost me £3.70 ish.. now i end up paying £2.60+£4.27=almost £7. p2g says the underpayment includes handling fees of £2.50. makes no bloody sense! rip off. congrats P2G,you've lost another customer! Victoria: I am very sorry to hear this. hang: coz p2g is cheap and easy so i use it. if there was another company that is similar i'd be gone straight away without no hesitation hang: i understand if its overweight but your charge is ridiculous on that! Victoria: I understand hang: 0.1kg overweight costs £4.27 are you serious? is this how you do business? is this how you rip ur customers off? hang: to send a parcel that weighs twice as much only costs £3.70 ish... and 0,1kg overweight costs £4.27 Victoria: I can only advise that you email concerns@parcel2go.com as that is the underpayment department hang: you're sure going to lose more customers

dlm136

Be careful about weight on myhermes - I just got a bill for a parcel I sent as 0-1kg which they weighed as 1.2kg (just 200g over!) they are asking for an extra £4 (difference plus a penalty) They have also reduced their standard compensation to £25 Royal mail small parcel is £2.80 up to 2kg which includes £20 compensation (though it's a PITA to claim and then only for cost)

boonkoh

I've used MyHermes for a few months now, no issues with any of my parcels so far. But yes, Royal Mail can be cheaper (especially for signed-for and 1-2kg). Pity that Parcel2Go are now not as cheap as before for MyHermes parcels. Definitely go direct like this post says. I wonder how Yodle and Doddle and Collect+ compete? Their prices are all substantially higher than MyHermes.

Jonic

I've been a regular myHermes user for a couple of years - over 500 parcels sent, 2 lost but full eBay price compensation issued quickly without jumping through the hoops that Royal Mail provide - even on Signed For services they won't refund unless the intended recipient confirms non-delivery. Not much good if the eBay seller has already refunded after threat of negative feedback. My biggest gripe with myHermes has been the practice of leaving parcels in supposedly secure locations which turn out to be unlocked porches, dustbins, etc. I'd imagine that couriers are only paid for delivery so it's not in their financial interest to try repeated delivery attempts, especially for unsigned parcels. So safety of delivery depends on the conscience of the individual courier. Anyway, myHermes have now put up prices substantially at the cheaper end - I've found (rather surprisingly) that Royal Mail 2nd signed for is now much cheaper for parcels up to 2kg and £50 - but for how long? Oh, and I avoid parcel broker companies like Parcel2go - use them as a reference for price then go direct to the carrier. The latter are generally cheaper and don't tend to charge a premium for paying with Paypal.

Deliveries from £2.78 this weekend  @ My Hermes
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Deliveries from £2.78 this weekend with deliveries and collections on Good Friday! Great for Ebay etc!
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idontcarerere

IT COSTS £2.78 ANYWAY TO SEND VIA HERMES.....SO THIS ISNT A PROMO OR DISCOUNT CODE.... ITS THE SAME PRICE LOL

NorthantsPete

go direct - I use them all the time, theyre really good

royals

just used hermes via parcel2go - forced to as I have loads of credit to use up well total runnish - 2-5 day delivery took 9 days it only went from reading to hemel Hempstead - 33 miles - 9 days what a joke! for near £15 I expect better

razorsharp193

Avoid Hermes like the plagued! Terrible courier, totally unreliable and useless for support

bulldog123

thing is if you want a signed for delivery it costs £3.78 so they are charging a £1 for a signature which with the horror stories ive heard is the only way to go with this company.

Send an upto 1KG parcel for £2.78 or 2KG for £3.78 @ MyHermes
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I know these guys have a really bad reputation but I've sent 75 parcels and only 1's went missing. Better bands of pricing, slightly more for courier collection. STARTS 26/04/2014… Read more
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Dustcart

I have used myhermes over 270 times in the past 12 months. Nothing has been smashed, nothing has gone missing. You print off the label, affix and drop off at a local shop....or pay an extra 20p and they pick up. Once you get to know your local courier you can organise specific pickup details with them.....very convenient. As long as you pack securely you wont have any breakage issue, common sense really. Cheaper than the post office, sometimes by LOTS!!

scoopy2scoops

No problems here, dozen parcels sent - no issues, love the ebay integration.

SteamyWee

Cheap yes. Good no. Everyone has different experience, but the main feeling is that this is a very poor service, hence the cold votes. Personally I'd rather pay a little more for piece of mind.

shay0

Yes, it was. The sender did an excellent job, but it's only what you'd expect when shipping glass.

pendingthought

Sad that the cheapest courier service in the Uk by miles is -70!

Myhermes 1kg service back on the 26th March  £2.78 inc VAT (up to 1kg)
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Just had an email from hermes to say the 1kg parcel service is BACK on the 26th March. Used to be £3.30 now £2.78 I know many will scoff, but this will definitely help me! *Home … Read more
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meowmix

Had an issue with redelivery and found out just how rubbish myHermes is. Wouldn't ever use this service again because i wouldn't want customers to have so much trouble...

dragonf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM3SRG7D21Y

MasterofAll

They put their prices up on 2-5 kg! not happy :(

splatsplatsplat

depends on how far it has to travel, are you dropping it off at a shop or having it collected. As if the courier collects from your house, especially if they have a home drop and dont return to their depots at the end of the day, your parcel will sit in their house/garage until the following day. If u drop off at a shop it might go to the depot that day. ...but either way I think you are pushing it.

-Azel-

If i post my parcel on 26th do u think MyHermes would get it there on time for mothers day?

myHermes •Parcel Locker Drop off 24/7 2kg £3.90 5kg £5.10
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Started using this recently locker at my local Morrison's and can take large parcels was very easy and quick no more waiting in shop. •Parcel Locker - Drop your parcels off 24/7 i… Read more
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remingtonsteele

I have made approx 100 parcels via myHermes during the last past year and have experienced 2 non-receipt where the certain drivers decided the bin was a secure location. However going through the help system, I got both of them refunded within a few weeks of filing a claim. I have no problems with my local MyHermes driver for collection, always arrives the day that I specify.

thetarget

Lucky you weren't burgled. I get annoyed when leaflets aren't pushed through the letterbox properly. Even more so when it is post.

Beardizzle

Hermes left a £80 duvet from debenhams on my front door step whilst I was away on holiday. It was sat there almost a week! Thankfully no one stole it!!

monkeyhanger75

Never done the locker drop off, always dropped parcels off at one of the corner shops near work (and getting it scanned with a receipt), on my way into work and never seen any of my parcels take more than 48 hours, even though it is officially "3-5 days". Never had a lost one either. Always disliked the idea of dropping off something of worth without acknowledgement, whether it be a parcel into a locker, or cash/cheques in a paying in envelope, dropping into one of those "quick pay" letterboxes at the bank

donny1266

Probably the worst delivery service in the world.

Myhermes discount for parcelshop drop off back
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My hermes prices down a bit if you're doing a drop off. Now from £3.90 for <2kg dropped off at a parcel shop. This is for any size up to their total of '225cm' (width+depth)*2 … Read more
dazren

Sent 115 parcels with them. Only ever had one issue with parcel getting delayed but that was due to ferry delays due to a storm since parcel was going to Isle of Man. For me they certainly beat Royal Mail who keep on putting their prices up and are now very uncompetitive for parcels (both in terms of cost, convenience and not offering any tracking at all).

petfansj

Have sent aboyt 250 parcels since Royal Mail put up the price in April. EXCELLENT customer service even when its not their fault, no parcels lost and none broken. Maybe it just need good paclaging, like with anyother carrier.

_g_

This is the restricted list for parcelmonkey (which uses various services): http://www.parcelmonkey.co.uk/prohibitedItems.php Not that they will only take phones up to a value of £250.

Bozman

I don’t wish to get into a drawn out exchange but to answer the last couple of things on this: - Taking off VAT, the Parcelshop commission and delivery commission. I assume by logical deduction that there isn’t much left to play with and that their business model is cumulative profit based on volume of parcels sent. - Sure by all means – the more people aware that coverage is not provided on electronic items the better. Nobody? I read 3 – 4 pages of small print ;) I agree that people don’t read small print but can’t be too sympathetic when they complain and berate a company for something that’s covered in their terms and conditions. In any case when you start the process on the MyHermes site it says in the first box “There are a few things we can't carry - Please check your package is not on this list.” They provide a bullet point, easy to read list of excluded items with Electronics appearing at bullet 8. It doesn’t take a minute to read this list and save oneself heartache later. - Yes I agree it’s not normal that a parcel should get lost. This is the chance people in general take when using a cheap courier service because they believe “it won’t happen to me”. Again I wasn't referring to your specific case and I’m glad you were able to receive compensation. - I didn’t say it can’t be covered – they are choosing to exclude coverage of these items. Incidentally DHL have drop off points at Staples stores as well as their own service points. I am saying (and this an educated guess), that their bread butter service is going to be the lowest cost i.e. £3.90 drop offs and £4.20 collections. Yes there will be people that opt for the extras. If you like we can use those figures – max compensation and signature £7.60. Just shy of 100 packages with maximum cover and sig delivery to cover the loss of an item with £750 value (more because they aren’t making £7.60 on each send). That’s lot of work to cover off such large loss. The solution – exclude them from compensation. - That’s good news that you were able to get £50 compensation out of them. - Re: fraud. We could go round in circles on the cheap pricing again. This business model is low margin, high volume. Have a read of various eBay forums and business forums. I would be surprised if afterwards, you don’t agree that the number one product area of attempted fraud for online sales (and MyHermes targets eBayers, Amazon sellers and retailers) as far as delivery is concerned, relates to reports of fraud in relation to electronic goods such as phones and tablets. Trying to even list such goods on eBay these days is not easy. That’s how bad they know the problem is. I agree they should not take money for extra compensation on electronic goods, when you have no comeback against the carrier. From their perspective – by declaring the goods at the time of sending, they can then use this in defence against their customer that they shipped goods excluded from compensation. What they should do is have keyword analysis that when someone types in “TV” or “mobile phone” etc a warning appears on screen to advise the sender they will not be eligible for compensation. But then of course they would lose business and instead put the emphasis on the customer to read the info provided. It’s a vicious circle but there you go - they aren’t unique in this respect by any means. - Ah but would you use them to send a phone again? ;)

MaximusRo

As long as you specify it is just your two cents, we can debate calmly. But saying it is simple and talking about their margins, although you clearly have absolutely no idea what their margins are, is not really a good building foundation for a helpful debate. Is either you do know their margins, and can publish them here, or you do not. Can't just use that as an argument if you do not know them. Or at least say you assume their margins are very thin. I quoted that post about Hermes not covering electricals as most people do not know that. And also because other couriers do cover them, as in most couriers, which makes this a "given" for people, they assume all couriers do. Reading terms and conditions is always good advice, but it is not realistic, as nobody reads 3-4 pages of small print. I did not say I did not know they do not cover electricals, I just said it is not normal for my parcel to get lost, and not normal for them to not be able to provide the location where they dropped it off and to who (name). This basically invalidates the paid service of signature required. Also it is important for people to understand they do not cover electricals as they do take your money for cover in case of electrics. So yeah, that is something very important to point out. You did basically say a lost expensive phone cannot be covered by them from a £3.90 charge, which is incorrect, as the charge is not £3.90, first of all, compared to DHL, that you keep on comparing, although you know very well they collect from your house. So you are publishing lower numbers to help make your point, but the reality is that if you want to compare, you need to compare similar service, so it is £4.20... and than as I already pointed out, there is an additional £1 for signature required, than compensation and so on. By the way, I did get £50 from them in the phone incident, although the phone did end up in the hands of the buyer. But they must have assumed it was not electrical, I don't know, and do not care, this was one of my points, they have to run a tighter sheep. Self employed drivers or not, if they would ask them to keep track of name and addresses, they would. Your point about fraud is also not very valid, as fraud is not committed only using electrical, compensation (and insurance) exist for exactly this sort of problems etc. If all other companies would treat fraud the same, we will no longer have car insurance, electricals insurance and so on. Again, they are taking people's money for the insurance, even if you do specify you send electricals. I am sure that some people benefited from our spirited debate, and they at least know a bit more about myHermes as a company and the way they operate. Would I use them again? Well... I did got my £50 from them and the phone got delivered in the end. Probably will.

Comparison of Couriers - MyHermes & Collect+ (From Small Parcels to Heavy ones)
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Hello HUK Dealers, I remember once upon a time there was this fantastic thread showing people the best courier services, but seeing as many have upped their prices :( i thought it… Read more
jouster

not sure as mine have always track straight awayna dpaid soon too

dlm136

I have tried both quidco and topcashback and they never track for collectplus. I clear cookies and cache first. What am I doing wrong?

RacingBee

Great Post! :) Thank you

mcfatty

Just to clarify PARCELSHOP01 is for hermes and is valid till 31 Oct. Quidco gives £1 back with collectplus. For cheaper international shipping try ipostparcels.com - I was sending something over 2kg to Europe so that saved me splitting it into 2 packages with Royal Mail but in fact was cheaper overall and had tracking. You have to wait for them to collect between 8am-6pm though although you can narrow the timeframe down to morning or afternoon for an extra £1. If you don't want to wait you can use myparceldelivery.com. Their international rates (for the places and weight bands i checked - about 2.5kg) worked out cheaper or similar to royal mail and allowed you to send something over 2kg by airmail and had tracking too. I used their own brand service which varies between couriers depending on the destination but the best part was i could drop it off at my hermes drop off point so i didn't have to wait all day. So while it was a little more than ipostparcels i used it for the convenience. You can get 10% back with quidco or topcashback with myparceldelivery, i forget which one. You get 2 labels to stick on your parcel with myparceldelivery.com. One is for hermes to get it to the depot of the courier and the other label is for the onward journey. When handing the package in, tell the scanner to scan the hermes barcode. They also have services which pick up if you prefer. I'll update later on how the service is. :) Obviously the prices will vary depending on the service, compensation, weight and size and destination but they seemed to work out cheaper than parcel2go and parcelhero. I used to use parcel2go to send stuff to the USA by fedex int economy but they increased the price by about 50%.

pototea

Thanks, PARCELSHOP01 worked for me :)

Send Parcels up to 1kg for only £3 @ my hermes
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I got stung today at the post office sending a parcel what was only £2.20 to post the last time I posted it. I know the prices have gone up and I was expecting to pay £2.60, but n… Read more
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TECHSPEC

The gaps getting smaller though - and much less hassle dropping off at a shop and picking up a few bits of shopping. I also use special delivery for valuable items. By the time you have paid for insurance and signature add-ons - and the faster/extra care of special delivery - its a no brainer. I only use myhermes where collect plus size limits are breached, or for medium parcels under 1kg. Collect plus will be increasing their size limits soon - so thats good news.

Domthedonkey

Had a delivery by RM on Saturday,Postie knocks on the door &amp; said,lucky i knew this parcel was for you as it would have gone back otherwise,it had my name on it &amp; a different house number,the number doesn't exist where I live. I open it &amp; it's not for me,then I looked at the address again and it didn't have my postcode on it,it was something from a Groupon deal for someone in the next town. Coincidentally they have the same name as I do,so the Postie thought he was being smart when in actual fact the address &amp; postcode were correct &amp; in his wisdom he delivered it to me! I contacted Groupon on the email address on the invoice,just waiting to here back from them. Just goes to show with even the correct address &amp; Postcode on a parcel they can end up at the wrong address &amp; not everyone will be as honest as I am.

mcfatty

That is true but the gap is still huge in terms of branches and the range of services. Don't get me wrong, i love collect +, for medium parcels i use them automatically but for small parcels RMail is still cheaper. Collect + only does UK domestic services. Also, i was sending something just under 1kg the other day and needed £250 cover. It was cheaper and faster to send it by royal mail special delivery (£8.25) than collect + (£9). Parcel size with collect + is unfortunately limited to 50x30x30 with collect +. Given the weight they carry up to, that size seems a little small but is probably due to space constraints with drop off points. They are great for parcels within their size and weight range which are not urgent. A good portion of their increase in sales is not because they were so much better but simply because RMail is handing them business with their silly volumetric increases. I think most people will still need to shop around depending on the service they need, the price they want, the reliability and convenience and probably will just split their sending up if they care.

TECHSPEC

Royal Mail are closing post offices. Collect+ are increasing their network.

mcfatty

That is fortunate for you but there is at least 100% more post office branches than there are collect + points.