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 […]
John Lewis has awarded a three year contract to Hermes, which will see the parcel carrier handle 48-hour home deliveries for parcels under 15kg. Parcels will be collected from the retailer’s regional depots six days per week and delivered to Hermes’ national hub in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, where they will be sorted. They will then be transported to one of Hermes’ regional depots and distributed to customers via one of its 7,500 couriers across the UK. The firm, who handle a […]
Whistl CEO Nick Wells has blamed Royal Mail for the demise of its final-mile delivery service last month, claiming the company “screwed” Whistl with “differential pricing and some changes to zonal arrangements”.
DX Group’s largest shareholder has slammed the proposed acquisition of John Menzies Distribution, deeming it a bad deal for shareholders, an attempt to distract from “terrible” operating results and a “face saving exercise for the DX board”.