Hermes and Tesco, the UK’s top consumer delivery company and major supermarket retailer, have announced their collaboration which will see Hermes Parcelshop services provided in Tesco’s convenience stores across the nation. From the 6th of September, Parcelshop services will launch in the first few stores and over the months following, a continuous roll-out will be set in motion.
With Lockdown restrictions easing, Out of Home parcel delivery services such as Parcelshops and lockers, have seen an increase in popularity. Hermes has taken this opportunity to scale up it’s network, which will provide consumers with even easier options for sending, receiving and returning parcels.
Currently, the Hermes Parcelshop legacy consists of more than 6,000 independent retailers, retail groups and lockers. By 2022, Hermes has predicted that 80% of the UK’s population will be able to access their closest Parcelshop or locker within a 10 minute walk. They have also forecasted that, through their Out of Home network, they will handle more than 80 million parcels this year.
“We’re really excited to announce our new partnership with Tesco, which will make Hermes ParcelShop services even more accessible to people across the UK, at a time when we know people are looking for maximum convenience and options for sending, receiving and returning their parcels. The last 18 months have demonstrated the importance of being able to meet ever-changing consumer demands when it comes to both online shopping and customer-to-customer sending, so we continue to invest in our infrastructure, technology and services to support the nation.”
– Kath Gill, Head of ParcelShop Services at Hermes