myHermes is celebrating this week with the delivery of its one millionth parcel, only two years after it first launched in May 2009. The door-to-door parcel delivery company has reached the million mark far sooner than it anticipated, having seen 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 each year, with this year expecting to increase from 600,000 deliveries to 1.6 million.
According to the Commercial Director at myhermes.co.uk, Jon Tobbell, the fast growth is evidence that the myhermes.co.uk 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 both business and personal use, said: "I was thrilled to find out that I sent the millionth parcel through myhermes.co.uk. It’s a great service and has enabled me to reduce my shipping costs and eliminate expensive trips to the Post Office.
“I use myhermes.co.uk, 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 myHermes.co.uk for both my business and personal use.”
myhermes.co.uk 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.
For more information contact Philippa Naylor or Nicole Przewozniak at Grayling on 0113 201 8260 or email philippa.naylor (at) grayling.com or nicole.przewozniak (at) grayling.com
myHermes.co.uk 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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