Parcels < 1kg reduced again to £2.34 at Parcel2go.com, via MyHermes Parcelshop
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Parcels < 1kg reduced again to £2.34 at Parcel2go.com, via MyHermes Parcelshop

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Found 1st Mar 2015
This price has been on before, but it went up to around £2.58. It's back on at £1.95+VAT, so £2.34. If you purchase £100 of prepay you can get 5% extra, so around £2.22 per parcel.

For comparison, around 50% cheaper than CollectPlus... their 0-2KG economy service is £4.89, and Royal Mail 2nd Class is £2.80

I don't think there is any compensation with this product, where as direct at MyHermes it is upto £50, but costs £2.78. So, acceptable for low risk, non-electronic items as you can factor savings into your risk of losing an item.

Usual caveats about reliability, compensation cover, and chucking parcels over your fence or leaving in full view in the back of a 10 year old Scenic.
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vaugi

This price has been on before, but it went up to around £2.58. … This price has been on before, but it went up to around £2.58. It's back on at £1.95+VAT, so £2.34. If you purchase £100 of prepay you can get 5% extra, so around £2.22 per parcel.For comparison, around 50% cheaper than CollectPlus... their 0-2KG economy service is £4.89, and Royal Mail 2nd Class is £2.80I don't think there is any compensation with this product, where as direct at MyHermes it is upto £50, but costs £2.78. So, acceptable for low risk, non-electronic items as you can factor savings into your risk of losing an item.Usual caveats about reliability, compensation cover, and chucking parcels over your fence or leaving in full view in the back of a 10 year old Scenic.

campfreddie

I'd rather pay the bit extra and walk to my local post office, and … I'd rather pay the bit extra and walk to my local post office, and support them, you'll miss them when they have all gone!



Good riddance to the post office, I for one will be glad to see the back of them. I've had enough of standing behind a queue of pensioners for half an hour talking to the post master about petty irrelevances. Give me parcel shops and lockers any day. Quicker, easier, cheaper and free online tracking makes it a no brainer.
Edited by: "maddoglewis" 2nd May 2015
Used this deal about 8 times and had no issues. Isn't it funny how people are prepared to get ripped by the RM because they have been institutionalised. It's called competition, and it's the whole reason this website exists. As for the lack of compensation; try claiming from RM! Until recently I was MD at a major UK website and we gave up ever trying to get anything out of RM, whether the item was sent recorded or not.
Could I just say as a former heavy user of RM that my hermes have been fantastic for me.... over 300 parcels in the last month and no issues whatsoever. They take a day longer but I can live with that. Royal mail seriously need to think about introducing a new size/weight category between LL and SP or they are in big trouble I think. I would suggest a light parcel band for items under 250g and a more generous sizing....maybe around the £1.50-£1.80 mark?? this would bring a lot of lost business back.
Just used this again, and use it all the time. Heated
Anyone else get a price increase today? I went to price up a parcel (drop off at Parcel Shop) and it has increased from like £2.20 to £2.80!

Now exactly the same price as direct from MyHermes...

Parcel2Go increased their fees for <1kilo parcels using myHermes (drop off) from £2.34 to £2.75 earlier this week. WHO do they think will use this service, which has no insurance cover, when you can for an extra 5p book direct with myHermes and get cover up to £50 for the same parcel. Similar cover using P2G would be an extra £2.50(+vat) making a grand total of £5.75 !! Similar package sent via Royal Mail ( up to 2kilo with size limitations) would cost £2.80 with up to £20 free cover in event of loss, but without any tracking. Who in their right mind would book through P2G for small parcels ?
agreed. just got onto parcel2go and its now 2.75 with no insurance. 2.78 if you book direct with £50 insurance - its a no brainer so gonna go direct. God knows what they are playing at!
Be careful about weight on myhermes direct - 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)
dlm136

Be careful about weight on myhermes direct - I just got a bill for a … Be careful about weight on myhermes direct - 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 £25Royal 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)



That's interesting as I have always been worried. Some of my parcels are 1.05kg, and I have gotten away with it so far. I guess maybe there is a leeway - good to know that it is not more than 200g so I won't risk anything once it gets that heavy.
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