The consumer delivery subsidiary of Hermes, myHermes, has launched a new international parcel delivery service which aims to support SMEs. The new service will ship parcels to 190 countries including Australia, China and the USA, at prices myHermes said will rival those of its competitors. Sending an individual parcel to Australia would be £12.51 cheaper using the service instead of Royal Mail, said the group, and £1.55 cheaper if sending it to Germany. MyHermes said it wants to challenge the […]
An HMRC investigation into Hermes’ use of self-employed couriers could have implications for the entire parcels sector, according to an industry expert.
TNT Express has extended its delivery before noon service to more locations across Europe, including the UK.
Royal Mail is opening eight temporary sorting centres to handle the expected rise in parcel volumes this Christmas. The centres will be dedicated to sorting a ‘significant proportion’ of the parcels handled by the firm before they are distributed to regional depots across the country. Temporary operations will be phased in across the peak period and will open in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Swansea, Bolton, Tamworth, Peterborough, Swindon and Greenford, west London. Managing director of operations and modernisation Mark Higson said: “Christmas […]