Hermes is opening a new office in Leeds in a bid to attract top technology staff. The company is also recruiting 50 new technology specialists, including senior developers and UX (user experience) experts, as part of its drive to develop innovative delivery services. The new 6,500sq ft office, dubbed the Tech Hub, is located at No 1 Whitehall Riverside in Leeds’ technology district and will house the firm’s Innovation Lab which was set up in 2016 to develop new forward-thinking […]
Hermes has invested in 100 new vehicles as part of a fleet replacement programme, which will also assist it with additional parcel volumes. The parcels firm has made a multi-million pound investment in 86 vans, a mix of 7.5-tonne, 12-tonne and 18-tonne vehicles, which will be used for radial depot work. It has also added 14 tractor units to its trunking operation, collecting from customers and distributing to its hub and depot network. All the new vehicles have automatic gearboxes […]
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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 […]