myHermes Courier Service

daw

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I wanted to send a parcel within the UK which weighed a couple of kgs and was worth £100. Royal Mail would have been £17. Looked into it and found myHermes which cost £7.60, would only have been £5.40 insured up to £50. They will collect from you or you can drop it off at a local collection point, in my case a convenience store a mile away. Good deal I think. Hope it reaches the recipient!
David
 

filzee

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Im glad you put this on as i have something i need to send and RM wanted £28 for delivery. I will probably try these people.

​Thanks
 

limulus

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I use ipostparcels as they seem to be the only ones that will take long items.
I'll look at myhermes though especially if they can deliver to the highlands etc cheaply
 

PointBlank

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I've used myHermes a few times and everything has been spot on so far. I have heard of problems but I should imagine no more than every other courier.
 

Hornet 6

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I just used Parcel Monkey to send something.
They quoted a few prices, City Link being the best, cost me £18 to send a very large and bulky package, weight was 15kilo
It arrived at the other end of country 17 hours after collection on tuesday morning, pretty good service I think.
Parcel Farce wanted nearly £50 for the same package, but a 48 hour service, and could not collect until today.

Neil. :)
 

philross

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Anything is better than PARCEL FARCE - My Hermes have always been 1st class as far as i'm concerened.
 

saddler

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I've now all but stopped using Royal Snail following some totally incorrect information from the tub of lard behind the counter of their branch in an Asda store.

MyHermes seem to be ok so far - about a quid cheaper than Royal Snail 2nd class for packages up to 2kg; but in this case £4.20 gets you a tracking no and they will collect from your door.
Heavier packages I tend to send by CollectMyParcel or ParcelMonkey - up to 30kg for under £10 in either case - and again, for a tracked collected service.

I have one of the small Brother QL-550 label printers and MyHermes even modified my user account to allow me to print the labels on the small machine as opposed to their usual A4 size.
After a few teething problems with the printer settings it is all going very well now...
 

Radar_UK

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I often use interparcels.com which give you a few different options/couriers and come out much cheaper than Royal Mail :)
 

caz518

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I use ipostparcels as they seem to be the only ones that will take long items.
I'll look at myhermes though especially if they can deliver to the highlands etc cheaply

+1 they provide a good service. I have only had one issue with them regarding an item I sent arriving damaged but within a few days I had a cheque through the post for the insured value.
 

blunderbust

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I have had 2 parcels delivered by these people and both times the delivery guy and his van looked like they were on there way to a Tramps Ball. Both parcels were in **** order, indeed it looked like Ace Ventura had been involved in the delivery process.:(
 

Hornet 6

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Just tried them for quad sticks to the highlands.....£48!

Try City Link always been good with long items, fishing rods can be a challenge but have always been ok on arrival.
The city link site is a pain, you need to be a registered account holder to get quotes, which is why I went through
Parcel Monkey, I don't send that many so an account is not great for me.

Neil. :)
 

Gazza0208

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Big user of myhermes, we have tried others, all expensive unless its a specialist item. Collected from the door, and delivered to the door, never had a problem, and the new website is much easier.
 

perdix

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I've been using parcel2go as they list all the available couriers and give service options too.
My printer is broken at the moment so I use citylink as they don't require labels printing etc and yes,I have sent a couple of air rifles with them as well as many large motorcycle parts
 

lowfarm

Active Member
i have used them a fair bit lately as the post office is set to put up prices again im sure it will get a bit more usage in the future no complaints so far
 

dave1372

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I often use interparcels.com which give you a few different options/couriers and come out much cheaper than Royal Mail :)

I have used inter parcel quite a few times now, and like the fact you can compare courier prices and options. I bought some steel targets recently and for a parcel weighing 10kg it was£10, can't grumble at that.:thumb:
 
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