Hermes have announced that the annual 2020 Hermes price increase which was due to be implemented on Saturday the 28th of March will now come into effect.
The increase was deferred until Saturday the 2nd of May to support their consumer senders, micro-businesses and market-place sellers (subject to review). Since then, Hermes costs have increased as they ensure the safe delivery of exceptionally high parcel volumes, which they say means that thay are unable to delay the 2020 Hermes price increase increase any longer. The planned 2020 Hermes price increase, an average of 3% across ParcelShop and Courier services, will come into effect from midnight on Saturday 2nd May.
Costs Hermes have incurred to keep their couriers safe
At the outset of the coronavirus pandemic, Hermes immediately made a £1 million pound fund available for their self-employed couriers, to help support them if they need to self-isolate. Hermes are also supporting them in finding someone to deliver on their behalf if they do not have a substitute and guarantee that their rounds will be kept open for them for when they return.
Hermes are communicating with all their parcel people regularly to update them of government guidelines, best practice handwashing and high standards of hygiene. A dedicated mailbox for specific questions from their people has also been set up. Hermes have also provided all sites with additional hand washing equipment and sanitisers and are following government guidelines in relation to sick pay and self-isolation.
In line with government guidance, Hermes are limiting contact between customers and couriers for deliveries and collections. If you’ve arranged a courier collection, please specify a safe place for collection, and leave your parcel in the designated safe place for your courier to collect. If you don’t specify a safe place, or a safe place isn’t available, the courier will knock on your door, and step back 2 steps to allow you to place the parcel on your doorstep. After you’ve done so, please step back 2 steps or close the door to ensure a contact-free collection.
2020 Hermes price increase
|Postable (under 1kg)
|0 – 1kg
|1 – 2kg
|2 – 5kg
|5 – 10kg
|10 – 15kg