Hermes, also known as MyHermes, is a popular brand and market leader in the UK for eCommerce delivery services. Owned by Advent (75% shareholder) and the Otto group (25% shareholder) after acquisition of 75% by Advent in August 2020 – MyHermes have grown quickly to become one of Europe’s most recognisable and affordable transport and delivery service providers. Commercial clients in the UK include many online retailers such as Sports Direct, TopShop and Uniqlo, plus they are a recommended carrier with eBay.
MyHermes mainly offer packet and parcel delivery management. The company has a network of over 10,000 couriers, operates 4,500 parcel shops, and they are estimated to handle over 245 million parcels per year in the UK.
MyHermes is predominantly a B2C courier, with drivers serving small postcode areas with a focus on delivering multiple parcels to each home from a wide range of retailers. While the company has been at the centre of a few controversies over recent years, they remain a popular choice for businesses looking for cheap and flexible delivery service. However, due to Hermes’ localised service with standards and availability varying across the UK, many clients will opt to use Hermes in conjunction with other couriers.
For eCommerce businesses, managing the online platforms of multiple postal delivery channels can become business-critical. Integrating different carriers online requires complicated technical development due to the complexity of shipping software. Most eCommerce retailers will need a web developer to manually adapt a shipping API to make their website compatible with external courier management software. This process can be costly – running into many thousands of pounds each time it is required for a new shipping and transport company. Even worse, the process can take months meaning the business cannot adapt rapidly to new prices or service changes.
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