myHermes launches International shipping

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myHermes have launched an international delivery solution aiming to help smaller retailers and online marketplace traders to economically ship items to 190 countries.

myHermes say typical savings when using myHermes International are 31% or £12.51 cheaper than Royal Mail when sending an individual 1kg parcel to Australia and 12% or £1.55 lower for 1kg parcels heading to Germany.

The move comes in response to the latest myHermes research that revealed an average of 78% of shoppers across the UK, France and Germany have made an online purchase from a foreign retailer. The UK also topped the poll of countries that French and German shoppers have bought from and the new service will provide an opportunity for SMEs to capture the new wave of online consumers who are ordering from overseas websites.

The myHermes International network incorporates six continents in total and includes countries such as Australia, China and the US as well as all major European destinations. The service offers a fully tracked end-to-end functionality that can be monitored online.

By launching this cost effective service, myHermes is addressing the key reservation consumers have when it comes to purchasing goods from online foreign retailers – high costs. As a part of the research, an average of 51% of consumers across the three countries revealed the main reason for not online shopping abroad was due to high delivery charges.

The solution forms part of myHermes’ ongoing commitment to developing an innovative portfolio of products to its SME clients. Additional features will be added to the service later in the year designed to streamline how clients process large volumes of parcels. This includes the functionality to automatically upload the details of multiple outgoing parcels onto the service’s website via a CSV file.

For more information or to get a quote visit You can of course book as few as a single international parcel, there are no contracts or minimum number of consignments with myHermes so this is an ideal solution for retailers who have the occasional or low volume international shipments.

8 Responses

  1. I really hope that they can come up with some competitive pricing for international tracked parcels.
    I did a quick quote on their website for a pair of shoes to be sent to Israel.
    MyHermes = £33.52
    Royal Mail Tracked = £6.00 on my OBA account

    I tried Australia
    MyHermes = £27.84
    Royal Mail Tracked = £6.00 on my OBA account

    Not quite the saving I was expecting but I guess I’m not comparing eggs with eggs here.
    Perhaps this a service to compare against a courier rather than mail service? But a customer just cares about cost and speed and are not too bothered about what van it arrives in.
    Although I have an account with MyHermes (unused at the moment) which I needed to log in to get the quote, I think that discussing my volume requirements with them over the phone should bring down that price a bit. Or at least I hope it would.
    Let’s see.

  2. The rates are higher than say parcelmonkey and size restrictions are far greater. Not sure where they were planning to go with this.


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