If you don't want to wait for your parcel to be collected, drop it off at a new myHermes ParcelShop.
As our lives get busier and busier, it can be hard to find the time to stay in for a courier collection. Sometimes taking the day off work is difficult, yet making it to the Post Office can be even more of a challenge. Couriers also don’t recommend leaving your parcels out in the open air in case they’re stolen or damaged by the abundance of summer rain we’ve had lately.
We know Parcel2Go.com customers really enjoy the range of options we provide, and we like to think we provide something for everybody. We’re pleased to announce we have another option which will help make those parcel consignments even easier to arrange.
Hermes, one of our couriers, have recently launched a new collection option as a companion to their popular low-cost courier services. Don’t have time to wait in for the courier to call? No problem. With myHermes ParcelShop, you can opt to avoid courier collections and drop off your parcel at a local store when it suits you.
Hermes’ new service includes a network of drop-off locations called ParcelShops. These aren’t special new stores: the ParcelShops service is provided by businesses in your area - places you probably walk or drive past every day.
The network of myHermes ParcelShops is vast and covers the whole of the UK: in fact, there are 500 ParcelShops to choose from. Locations include convenience stores, mini-markets and petrol stations.
Need to send a parcel with myHermes ParcelShop? It’s really easy. Arrange your delivery and pay as normal, then find your nearest ParcelShop location. Check the opening hours and call in when it suits you. Just set off for work ten minutes earlier than usual and drop your parcel into a convenient ParcelShop on the way. Alternatively, you can stop by in the evening when you stop in to do a quick shop or fill up your car at the petrol station. Many myHermes ParcelShops are open until midnight, making it easy to fit a parcel drop in to your daily routine.
Once you hand over the parcel, the member of staff will scan the barcode and give you a tracking receipt. Parcels sent with myHermes ParcelShop services can be tracked online, so the service is ideal for Amazon and Ebay sellers who need to provide customers (or PayPal) with accurate tracking information for everything they send.
Delivery will be carried out within two working days of your drop-off, just like our Hermes UK Economy service. That’s an amazing achievement considering how low-cost Hermes’ services are! Couriers can either leave a card if the recipient isn’t in, or they can leave the parcel in a pre-agreed ‘safe place’ at the recipient’s address.