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Alternative parcel delivery service, myHermes.co.uk, has introduced a hot new pricing band to increase its offering for customers sending parcels in the UK.

The new price band, valid from 25 August 2010 for the next two months, is for parcels weighing 0-1kg and is just £2.75 excluding VAT. Not only is the price competitive with main rival Royal Mail, customers can enjoy the luxury of having their parcel collected from their door and not having to queue at the post office. Parcels are collected and delivered up to six days a week.

Delivery takes between three and five working days and when delivering the parcel, three attempts are made to deliver at the destination, not just an annoying card left after one failed attempt.

Ordering is done online, with door to door collection and delivery taking place through a network of local couriers.

Jon Tobbell, commercial director, at myHermes.co.uk, said: “We are very pleased to introduce this new offer as we want to continually improve the service we provide our customers and trialling this new price band will help us do just that.”

Hermes is part of the Otto group of companies and the myHermes.co.uk service has 7,500 delivery people across the UK. The service provides national UK coverage for customers, six days a week, with prices from £2.75 plus VAT.


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Notes to Editors

myHermes.co.uk is part of Hermes, the UK's largest home delivery network handling more than 110 million collections and deliveries per annum for leading high street, direct catalogue and online retailers including Next Directory, Readers Digest, Lakeland Limited and Boden.

Operating its own network of more than 7,500 couriers myHermes provides flexible, 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 1,600 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 in DATE, 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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