Work has started on Hermes’s new £31m super hub in Rugby, which will increase the company’s capacity by almost a quarter. The automated distribution facility, which will be able to process up to 1.1 million parcels a day, is the parcel carrier’s largest investment to date. It will up the business’s overall parcel capacity by an estimated 45%. The 270,000ft² facility will create 200 new jobs in the area. The new build follows the £10m Hermes spent on upgrading its […]
Hermes processed 4.8 million orders over the Black Friday weekend, an increase of 34% compared with last year, despite adverse weather conditions.
Lancashire-based family firm FDC Holdings has established a northern hub for The Pallet Network (TPN) that will handle around 1,000 pallets a night at a new site in Walton Summit, near Preston.
The majority of online shoppers are unwilling to pay extra for premium parcel delivery, despite demanding greater choice and flexibility, a Hermes survey has revealed. The carrier has stressed the importance of offering a variety of delivery options, after a survey of 1,000 e-retail customers, commissioned by Hermes, found that many did not want to pay extra to cover the additional cost of evening deliveries, despite wanting access to parcels in the evening. Hermes sales and marketing director Gary Winter […]