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Posted 28th Jan
You can save £4.96 on every 2-5kg 2nd Class Parcel when you buy postage online:–

Royal Mail 2nd Class: 2-5kg offer price £8.79 (normally £13.75)
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Our 2nd Class Parcel service offers delivery in 2-3 working days, online delivery confirmation, plus inclusive compensation up to £20.

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Max width: 46cm
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Hermes Parcel Shop is only £2.95 for 2-5kg
Still a rip-off. Use UPSToday (Google it) - £6.00 for up to 10kg, unless proper big in which case a bit more. £50 cover as standard.
I'm surprised to see people slating Royal Mail. I've had a problem with almost all the couriers at some point but Royal mail are faultless for me.
I use Hermes for medium parcels. Cheaper plus they do tracking. Not had a problem yet.
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Hermes Parcel Shop is only £2.95 for 2-5kg
Still a rip-off. Use UPSToday (Google it) - £6.00 for up to 10kg, unless proper big in which case a bit more. £50 cover as standard.
It's not very competitive pricing when you can get UPS or DPD next day delivery cheaper.
I use Hermes for medium parcels. Cheaper plus they do tracking. Not had a problem yet.
Aquaslim28/01/2019 22:04

It's not very competitive pricing when you can get UPS or DPD next day …It's not very competitive pricing when you can get UPS or DPD next day delivery cheaper.


Exactly this, plus RM is £20 insurance where as DPD would be £60.
worcestermackem11 m ago

Hermes Parcel Shop is only £2.95 for 2-5kg


Don’t know about other people but the DPD service in South Wales is utter crap. I once really rated them because they were one of the first to use modern tech to give you full traceability, but now that tech just shows them up as Fraudster. Last three parcels had a photo of a van door and a message to say I wasn’t in and that was the proof they had been to the house.
save yourself and avoid Royal Mail: a bunch of lazy, liars and thieves.
worcestermackem28/01/2019 22:00

Hermes Parcel Shop is only £2.95 for 2-5kg


Where do you find this. My last 2 parcels have cost over £7??
stuht28/01/2019 22:02

Still a rip-off. Use UPSToday (Google it) - £6.00 for up to 10kg, unless …Still a rip-off. Use UPSToday (Google it) - £6.00 for up to 10kg, unless proper big in which case a bit more. £50 cover as standard.



Thanks for this. I have a drop off point close by and Shutl have just increased their prices yet again. Edit - the compensation if lost (why do I have to pay for them to reimburse me properly if they lose it?) is higher than Shutl so it depends on the value sending. It's such a minefield now posting anything.
Edited by: "carltonbp" 28th Jan
carltonbp28/01/2019 22:42

Thanks for this. I have a drop off point close by and Shutl have just …Thanks for this. I have a drop off point close by and Shutl have just increased their prices yet again. Edit - the compensation if lost (why do I have to pay for them to reimburse me properly if they lose it?) is higher than Shutl so it depends on the value sending. It's such a minefield now posting anything.


I thought shutl was the same price as going direct to the likes of my Hermes or UPS etc. Is this not the case? I purchase all my postage through eBay / shutl
I'm surprised to see people slating Royal Mail. I've had a problem with almost all the couriers at some point but Royal mail are faultless for me.
arronc5 m ago

I thought shutl was the same price as going direct to the likes of my …I thought shutl was the same price as going direct to the likes of my Hermes or UPS etc. Is this not the case? I purchase all my postage through eBay / shutl



It's cheaper say sending something for £50 value 2.5kg, £6 to Shutl's £7.59 (£60 comp) but for example I sent some Boots this week via Shutl that I sold for £150, £10.79 on Shutl £11 on this not much in it but worth checking on higher value items. Lower value it saves you a fair bit and I'll be using it. There's hardly any post offices left and you always have to queue whereas I pop round the corner to a shop whilst walking the dog and hand it over, no detour, no queueing etc.
daz_7528/01/2019 22:33

Where do you find this. My last 2 parcels have cost over £7??


Purchase & print label IN the parcel shop NOT beforehand online.. much cheaper at £2.95 for 2-5kg...


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Edited by: "Rebellion" 28th Jan
Thanks for posting!
Rebellion4 m ago

Purchase & print label IN the parcel shop NOT beforehand online.. much …Purchase & print label IN the parcel shop NOT beforehand online.. much cheaper at £2.95 for 2-5kg...[Image]


Ah ok unfortunately I don't have any of those shops near me
stgeorge28/01/2019 23:05

I'm surprised to see people slating Royal Mail. I've had a problem with …I'm surprised to see people slating Royal Mail. I've had a problem with almost all the couriers at some point but Royal mail are faultless for me.


It depends on where you live with any of them as to the service you receive! I wouldn't post a dog turd with Hermes, given my past experiences, let alone anything of value. Aside from disliking Johnny the chav showing up in his 206, I've had a waterlogged games console, a delivery damaged and returned by the courier due to be delivering it that day without notice, as examples...

Royal Mail has been fine for me too but they're expensive now. Collect+ is my preference. Drop it off at my local shop at any hour, but how they handled an in-transit delivery to a fraud buyer really impressed me. Basically I was a victim of a sale to a stolen ebay account and informed after I dispatched it. Called Collect+ who stopped it, returned it to me and give me a full refund of the delivery charge, even though it had travelled across the Irish Sea by then and was due to be delivered that day.
worcestermackem1 h, 52 m ago

Hermes Parcel Shop is only £2.95 for 2-5kg


I wouldn't trust Hermes as far as they throw 'ahem' I mean deliver their packages.
The £2.95 price for ParcelShops is last years price!
Here is the new 2019 price.

ParcelShop Send your parcel via one of our 4,500+ ParcelShops throughout the UK.
Pay & print in store.

Weight (kg)
Under 1kg £2.79
1 to 2kg £3.99
2 to 5kg £6.49
5 to 10kg £6.49
10 to 15kg £8.99
TobyZ2 h, 4 m ago

save yourself and avoid Royal Mail: a bunch of lazy, liars and thieves.


They speak well of you too
Spot on
Sholan29/01/2019 00:08

The £2.95 price for ParcelShops is last years price!Here is the new 2019 …The £2.95 price for ParcelShops is last years price!Here is the new 2019 price.ParcelShop Send your parcel via one of our 4,500+ ParcelShops throughout the UK.Pay & print in store.Weight (kg) Under 1kg £2.79 1 to 2kg £3.99 2 to 5kg £6.49 5 to 10kg £6.49 10 to 15kg £8.99



I took that photo just a few days ago and was charged £2.95 as stated on screen so the website might be telling you one thing but that is definitely the instore price unless they have changed it this week.
Edited by: "Rebellion" 29th Jan
RM are great, but pricey.
stuht4 h, 7 m ago

Still a rip-off. Use UPSToday (Google it) - £6.00 for up to 10kg, unless …Still a rip-off. Use UPSToday (Google it) - £6.00 for up to 10kg, unless proper big in which case a bit more. £50 cover as standard.


Took the words out of my mouth!
Don’t mind Royal Mail, the tracking system and updates are rubbish though and slow to update
Rebellion1 h, 53 m ago

I took that photo just a few days ago and was charged £2.95 as stated on …I took that photo just a few days ago and was charged £2.95 as stated on screen so the website might be telling you one thing but that is definitely the instore price unless they have changed it this week.


he’s talking about parcelshop not hermes. i sent today at £2.95 so price is same as your pic.
worcestermackem5 h, 43 m ago

Hermes Parcel Shop is only £2.95 for 2-5kg


Steer clear of Hermes, awful.
Sent parcel through parcel shop Instore only yesterday! my parcel weighed 3.1kg. Paid £6.49
Edited by: "kadiekaismummi" 29th Jan
I find the prices shoot up once you need to add compensation, I posted something the other day via UPS 1 Day for about £7.50 but as it was worth about £250 the compensation added another fiver, the buyer paid postage anyway but I don't trust these couriers, although having said that I've never had to actually go through the process of actually trying to claim the compensation as luckily I've had no issues so far!

I find UPS one of the better options out of a bad bunch, not saying much though!
To all the people posting X courier is cheaper.
Well thats just the point,courier. RM group has a courier arm too Parcelforce/GLS
RM is a postal service. Their parcel service works alongside that obligation.

anlygi5 h, 33 m ago

It depends on where you live with any of them as to the service you …It depends on where you live with any of them as to the service you receive! I wouldn't post a dog turd with Hermes, given my past experiences, let alone anything of value. Aside from disliking Johnny the chav showing up in his 206, I've had a waterlogged games console, a delivery damaged and returned by the courier due to be delivering it that day without notice, as examples... Royal Mail has been fine for me too but they're expensive now. Collect+ is my preference. Drop it off at my local shop at any hour, but how they handled an in-transit delivery to a fraud buyer really impressed me. Basically I was a victim of a sale to a stolen ebay account and informed after I dispatched it. Called Collect+ who stopped it, returned it to me and give me a full refund of the delivery charge, even though it had travelled across the Irish Sea by then and was due to be delivered that day.



Perfect example. RM are held by law relating to items after being posted.
worcestermackem28/01/2019 22:00

Hermes Parcel Shop is only £2.95 for 2-5kg


Use Hermes if you want to loose your parcel, I'll never use Hermes again even for free.
I use iPostParcels (part of DHL). £5.25 for next day del up to 10kg. Insurance £1 extra. Beats RM’s price and service hands down

Probably explains why Royal Mail’s share price has halved in four years. Sad state of affairs really as it’s a national treasure
Edited by: "alexc100" 29th Jan
LyesLyes1855 m ago

Use Hermes if you want to loose your parcel, I'll never use Hermes again …Use Hermes if you want to loose your parcel, I'll never use Hermes again even for free.


Hermes always been good for me
People have preferences due to experience, RM have 'lost' a few of mine in the past so I always use Myhermes now, only had a couple of problems caused by inaccessible addresses (flats). Print Instore with Myhermes is only £2.95 for up to 5kg with no silly small parcel restrictions and you can add extra compensation/signature if required, and its fully trackable. This means you can parcel items up well without having to try to cram everything into a small box, most problems encountered both with RM and Couriers is caused by poor packaging, some people seem to think sticking a small piece of tape on a box opening is sufficient! I've even come across people on Ebay who believe a courier picks up the parcel and drives directly to their house with it!!
worcestermackem28/01/2019 22:00

Hermes Parcel Shop is only £2.95 for 2-5kg


But then your using Hermes. Never had a good delivery from them. Had damaged parcels, not turning up, leaving it on the street and their customer service is awful
Smithers629/01/2019 08:27

But then your using Hermes. Never had a good delivery from them. Had …But then your using Hermes. Never had a good delivery from them. Had damaged parcels, not turning up, leaving it on the street and their customer service is awful


Claim refund and compensation as free £20 covered plus your postage .. what else you want from courier ??? One more tip: always email them as they will reply your email for sure, but yes they are bit slow in processing things .. again you don't pay that big charges like ROYALMAIL ..... save money and get same or better service is value of money for me/us
As previous comments mention, Hermes is much better value for parcels this size and fully tracked and insured
Hermes all the way for me. Sent over 50 parcels. Some around the £150+ value. With insurance and tracking added, it's still cheaper and never failed me apart from one parcel which went missing, supplied relevant info from myself and buyer and got fully compensated. I can never understand the fuss with some people using Hermes.
ScubaDudes28/01/2019 22:07

Exactly this, plus RM is £20 insurance where as DPD would be £60.


Plus with Royal Mail you have to have a receipt to prove the value of the item you posted in the event of a claim. Most of my items I sell / post are vintage. When RM lost my parcel they wouldn't take into account the selling price etc (gave them the details of item no on ebay)...they only compensated me for the cost of postage with postage stamps! I use Hermes and use their print in store machine for the heavy items.
And you can't just take it to ANY post office, I have to drive to my local sorting office and I'm in london!
There’s consistent expectations for Royal Mail deliveries and a phone number to call regarding any problems. Hermes drivers are basically allowed to be as terrible as they feel inclined to be, with seemingly no repercussions. And Hermes won’t allow recipients to contact them about any problems. The nearest I ever got was using their live chat facility, which took literally an hour or two just to get through to somebody, and when I did, it became apparent that it was for show; the person I was chatting to didn’t seem to directly work for Hermes, but was there to waste people’s time and pass on feedback to Hermes. Just seemed like they’d outsourced it to some cheap labour in India... in fact, I think they told me that’s where they were... and clearly didn’t bother even outsourcing a sufficient supply of cheap labour to meet demand. It was just pointless, they had no authority to do anything, and we’re basically a glorified mail sorter or answer machine. I could’ve just sent them a message or email and saved myself some time, but, at the time, I had hoped they’d sort the problem out whilst the driver was still in the vicinity... nope! The driver was long gone by the time I just got through to that pointless live chat!

Hermes provide the bare minimum they can get away with, even at the expense of actually delivering packages to recipients. You might be lucky and have a local driver who cares about doing a good job, but that doesn’t seem to be a requirement of the job, so that driver is essentially going above and beyond what Hermes expect of them, and with that sort of inconsistency across different areas and drivers, you can’t just assume that because you got lucky with an individual driver, that Hermes provide that level of service everywhere else.

I’m not one of the lucky few with my local driver. And it almost always is the same driver. If I know somebody or some company uses Hermes to deliver, I avoid buying anything from them. I bet I’m not the only one. So, if you choose to impose that kind of uncertainty and hassle on your buyers, you’re probably losing buyers without even realising.
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