A Lincoln ebay trader has been rewarded for sending the two millionth parcel using the online delivery service myhermes.co.uk. Lee Otter, who sells toys via eBay has received a £50 voucher for Love 2 Shop to celebrate the landmark. He has been using myHermes.co.uk for over a year, sending up to 300 items a month, and switched to the service due to cost and convenience when compared to the Post Office.
“I’m delighted to receive this gift from myhermes.co.uk. By using the service I have been able to save on delivery costs whilst removing time-consuming trips to the Post Office. I mainly sell toys via eBay and I sometimes have fifty parcels to send at once, so myhermes.co.uk offers a really convenient and reliable service that takes some of the hassle from my day,” explains Lee.
In fact, Lee has become such a regular user of myhermes.co.uk, he has built up a great rapport with his local courier. “I’m able to contact my courier, John, direct to agree collection times that suit me, which really helps me when I am behind or struggling for time.”
myhermes.co.uk has experienced record volumes in recent months as it becomes the solution of choice amongst a growing number of consumers, eBay Powersellers, Amazon Marketplace sellers and other niche retailers. The online delivery service handled the second million parcels in just nine months having reached the one million milestone in June last year. This follows high levels of demand over the Christmas period, which saw volumes double during the busiest shopping week and more than 60,000 parcels handled in a single day.
John Tobbell, Commercial Director of myhermes.co.uk commented: “This latest milestone recognises the appeal of the service, especially amongst online traders and niche retailers. The growth of myhermes.co.uk is really gathering pace as more and more consumers and small businesses are realising the benefits they can achieve in terms of cost savings, convenience and reliability when compared to other services in the marketplace.”
myhermes.co.uk is operated by Hermes, the UK’s largest home delivery courier network handling more than 140 million collections and deliveries each year on behalf of leading retailers such as Next Directory, ASOS, Debenhams and Tesco. The service is designed to meet the unique delivery requirements of businesses using auction sites, marketplaces and other Internet sales channels.
As a result, myhermes.co.uk offers a delivery solution that can be quickly and cheaply ordered online with items collected direct from the door, meaning it is no longer necessary to go to the post office. It is possible to send and receive a parcel six days a week that is picked up on a specified day from as little as £2.75 + VAT to addresses across the UK.
Author: Paul Burn